Adam Idah was the hero as he netted a crucial brace against Hibernian in Celtic’s push for the Scottish Premiership title. 

The Irish striker has made a habit of netting late winners this season and stepped up again in stoppage time to dispatch a penalty after Kyogo Furuhashi was fouled. 

Idah’s confident spot-kick secured a 2-1 victory for Celtic at Easter Road, re-establishing their three point lead over Rangers, although Philippe Clement’s side have a game in hand. 

Norwich City’s striker found the net after 10 minutes from the spot after Nectarios Triantis clashed heads with Alistair Johnston to concede a penalty. 

Idah, who boosts an impressive record from 12 yards, gave his new side the lead on his first start. 

Dylan Levitt’s strike from range hauled Hibernian back into the contest as Celtic were made to pay for some squandered opportunities, including from Idah. 

VAR intervened in stoppage time to award the champions a second spot kick - Idah stepped up to send ex-City keeper David Marshall the wrong way to secure the win in front of the away end. 

Celtic have missed four of their last seven penalties, with Idah assuming immediate responsibility. His goals secured him the headlines and will help make him an instant hero for the Glasgow sides’ supporters.

He joined the Scottish champions on deadline day in pursuit of more regular football. Norwich reacted by signing Sydney van Hooijdonk from Bologna on a loan to buy deal.