'Unbelievable' - Scott Brown blown away by youngster display in Celtic demolition of Rangers
By Matt Bullin
Celtic skipper has heaped praise on Kieran Tierney for an “unbelievable” performance in their 5-1 demolition of Rangers at Ibrox.
The 19-year-old left-back won the Man of the Match award for his efforts in Celtic’s fifth Old Firm derby win of the season.
The Bhoys ran out 5-1 winners at Ibrox as Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig all bagged a goal.
Kenny Miller did score a late consolation strike for the home side, but ultimately it was not enough to earn his side anything from the game.
Celtic, who are already Scottish champions, extended their domestic unbeaten run to 42 games.
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Tierney has now featured 22 times in the Scottish Premiership this term, and has provided eight assists and scored one goal.
Brown was keen to praise the youngsters performance after the match and speaking to Sky Sports, as quoted by the Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account, he said: “[Tierney] was unbelievable, his energy levels have gone through the roof and he seems to get better and better every game that goes by.
“It was a proper performance today. The lads were outstanding from start to finish – we know when we turn up and put on displays like that we beat most teams.”
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 29, 2017
Today was the sixth meeting between Celtic and Rangers this season, the Bhoys have won five of the ties, while there has been one draw.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have now won back-to-back matches over their rivals, as they knocked the Gers out of the Scottish Cup last weekend too.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has delivered his verdict on Rangers display v the Hoops.