THE BIG STORY: Unsurprisingly everyone connected with Celtic were extremely happy with yesterday’s 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox. We’ll begin with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who was ‘delighted’ with our performance in the game, particularly the ‘mental courage’ shown by the players.
He was also full of praise for goalscorer Leigh Griffiths, describing his performance and achievement of scoring 100 goals for Celtic as ‘exceptional’. Griffiths was far more modest when discussing his century of Celtic, merely calling it ‘not too bad’. Talking about the game itself, the striker said that Celtic ‘dominated from start to finish’. True enough.
Patrick Roberts was voted man of the match, and you can see what he had to say about the game in the video below.
In an addendum to the game, Scott Brown, who dominated the midfield, was involved in an amusing ‘spat’ with Rangers...erm, manager Pedro Caixinha, which you can read about here. Needless to say, Broony had the last laugh, as he usually does!!!
OTHER NEWS: We now travel on to Anderlecht for Wednesday’s vital Champions League game and former Celt Didier Agathe has been talking about the games between the teams in the same competition in 2003, and we’ll have an article on the site about those games tomorrow.
ON THIS DAY: In 2011, goals from Joe Ledley and James Forrest gave Celtic an unconvincing 2-0 win over Inverness at Celtic Park.
In 2005, a Craig Beattie brace secured Celtic a 2-1 come from behind victory over Inverness at Celtic Park.