Adam Idah hits late winner for Celtic

Adam Idah celebrating scoring his early penalty against the Netherlands

Adam Idah celebrating scoring his early penalty against the Netherlands Credit: Eddie Lennon (ETPhotos)

The Republic of Ireland international grabbed a brace to earn Celtic three points at Easter Road on Wednesday night.  

The striker on his first start for the club scored two as Celtic came away with three points against Hibernian’s in the Scottish Premier League. 

Before the game, Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers praised the Corkman, stating he has all the talent to become a top player.

The Antrim man had no hesitation to give Idah his first start for the club after signing last week from Norwich City. He made an instant impact on his first appearance against Aberdeen on Saturday when he assisted Nicholas Kühn to equalise to salvage a 1-1 draw.

It took only ten minutes for Idah to open his account for the Glasgow club when he converted his spot kick to make it 1-0 to Celtic. 

Hibernian equalised in the second half when Dylan Leviit levelled the tie on sixty minutes for the home side. 

However, Celtic won a stoppage time penalty thanks to an intervention from VAR. Idah once more stepped up and coolly dispatched his spot kick to the delight of the Bhoys fans behind the goal. 

Celtic have been inconsistent from penalties, but Idah continued his perfect career penalty record.

"He had taken six penalties before and scored a great penalty against Holland for the Republic of Ireland," said Brendan Rodgers when speaking post-match.

"You just see how he addresses it; he knows he’s a penalty taker. Against David Marshall, who has had a fantastic career, there is a psychological test there as well. And he came through that. It was a great night for him."