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Screamer in opposition to boyhood membership Liverpool or incomes ‘keys to Glasgow’ by downing Rangers? Celtic hero John Hartson picks his biggest objective


It’s a giant query. You’ve scored greater than 200 profession targets, however which one did you get pleasure from essentially the most?

Celtic hero John Hartson has scored loads of particular ones, too. Huge European nights, Previous Agency derbies, Scottish Cup finals… he’s netted in all of them.

Hartson will forever be written into Celtic folklore

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Hartson will eternally be written into Celtic folklore

Like Alan Shearer, the Welshman was a kind of strikers who might rating from anyplace. He was no tap-in service provider.

Talking in regards to the artwork of goalscoring, and plenty of different issues, Hartson is the topic of the newest episode of our Up Entrance With sequence, which you possibly can hear in full on Saturday at 8pm on talkSPORT.

Whereas it comes as no shock that his favorite objective got here in a Celtic shirt, it might shock followers that it wasn’t scored at Parkhead… and even Ibrox!

Hartson had his fun against Rangers

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Hartson had his enjoyable in opposition to Rangers

The truth is, it was at Anfield, in opposition to the membership Hartson supported as a boy, on an enormous European evening again in 2003. Truthful sufficient.

“My favorite objective was a peach in opposition to Liverpool within the quarter-final of the UEFA Cup,” Hartson advised talkSPORT.

“We had been 1-1 from the primary leg at Celtic Park; Emile Heskey and Henrik Larsson had scored.

“So we went to Anfield the next Thursday figuring out that we needed to rating.

“I obtained the second which wrapped up the sport. It was from about 30 yards after a one-two with the magical Henrik Larsson, round Sami Hyypia.

“They had been the membership I supported as a toddler and I nonetheless look out for his or her outcomes, primarily due to Ian Rush. He was my icon rising up in Wales.

“I bear in mind coming off the pitch and the Liverpool followers stayed behind and clapped us off.”


Nonetheless, Hartson in fact has fond recollections of enjoying in opposition to Rangers, given he scored 9 occasions in opposition to Celtic’s well-known rivals.

The 45-year-old remembers being the most well-liked man on the town every time he bagged the winner within the Previous Agency derby.

Effectively… in a single half of Glasgow, a minimum of.

“I knew the amount and the scale of Celtic, however no person can ever put together you for that,” he added. “Two or three thousand followers turned up on the day I signed!

What a goal this was

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What a objective this was

“I scored 9 in opposition to Rangers and I scored the profitable objective in 4 consecutive video games. The primary one was simply unbelievable.

“You need to rating for Celtic. And also you need to rating in opposition to their rivals within the derby.

“I had the keys to at least one half of the town at one stage!”

You possibly can hear extra on Up Entrance With John Hartson this Saturday from 8pm on talkSPORT


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