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Sunday Round-Up: Pistol Pete Salutes The Record Breakers

Celtic v Aberdeen - William Hill Scottish Cup Final
Peter Lawwell, not pictured yesterday
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THE BIG STORY: Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has paid tribute to Brendan Rodgers and the Celtic team after a new British domestic unbeaten record was set in yesterday’s 4-0 win over St Johnstone, the 63rd game in a row without defeat.

Lawwell described the run as a ‘fantastic effort’ and an ‘extraordinary achievement’. High praise indeed from the man in charge at Celtic Park. You can read Brendan Rodgers’ thoughts on the 63 game run here, and you can read our match report on the win in Perth here, and the player ratings here.

In the meantime, here’s a video of yesterday’s after match celebrations in Perth below.

OTHER NEWS: Leigh Griffiths has been ruled out of Scotland’s friendly against the Netherlands on Thursday night with a re occurrence of his calf injury, Brendan Rodgers expects him to be out for ‘a week and ten days’, hopefully he’ll be back in time for Celtic’s next league match against Ross County in thirteen days time.

ON THIS DAY: In 2003 Celtic defeated Anderlecht 3-1 in a Champions League game at Celtic Park. If you want to read about this game in more detail you can read our article about the match here. Celtic’s goals came from Henrik Larsson, Liam Miller and Chris Sutton.

In 1988 Celtic defeated Hamilton 8-0 at the old Douglas Park. Frank McAvennie and Mark McGhee both helped themselves to hat-tricks with the other goals coming from Billy Stark and Joe Miller.

In 1983 Celtic defeated Rangers 2-1 at Ibrox thanks to goals from Frank McGarvey and Tommy Burns. Full match highlights are below.