By James Black
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted he was blown away by Leigh Griffiths’ “amazing” free-kick which helped send the Hoops six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Griffiths’ second-half set-piece was the only goal as the Bhoys beat Ross County in Dingwall to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 64 games.
County did well to deny Celtic many real goalscoring opportunities before the ex-Wolves forward rifled home a fantastic dead-ball to seal the win for Rodgers’ side.
The Northern Irishman was raving about Griffiths’ “brilliant” strike after the game and praised Ross County’s goalkeeper for keeping his side at bay for so long.
“It was a brilliant goal and anything their keeper had to do today, he dealt with it really well,” Rodgers said, as quoted by STV.
“But the free-kick must have been nearly 30 yards and to getting it up and over with that speed and into the corner was amazing.”
With Rangers, Aberdeen and Hibs all losing on Saturday the win extends Celtic’s lead over the rest of the top four ahead of their trip to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in the Champions League.
Rodgers’ side could secure third in their Champion League group – and a place in the Europa League after Christmas – if they avoid defeat in Paris and Anderlecht lose to Bayern in the other game in the group
The Hoops then have a Scottish League Cup final date with Motherwell at Hampden next weekend as they aim to secure the first part of an historic back-to-back domestic treble.
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