By Alex Stevens

John Hartson hailed a “superb” Celtic win on Sunday night after they knocked Rangers out of the Scottish League Cup.

A late Moussa Dembele goal was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side, who were only denied a more convincing triumph by a string of fine saves from Gers goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Former Celtic striker Hartson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday night that the gap between the Old Firm rivals is “getting wider” and the Bhoys could have scored six were it not for the “performance of a lifetime” from Gilks.

The triumph secured a place for Celtic in the final of the Scottish League Cup against Aberdeen on Sunday 27 November at Hampden Park.

The margin of victory was far smaller than when Rodgers’ team demolished Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead last month but Hartson does not believe Mark Warburton’s side have improved.

In other Celtic news, Rangers fans reacted on Twitter to losing for the second time this season to their bitter rivals.