By Matt Bullin
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has taken full responsibility for his side’s humiliating defeat against Celtic on Saturday.
The Hoops ran out 5-1 winners today at Ibrox, as Rangers suffered their fifth Old Firm loss of the season.
Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths, Dedryck Boyata, Callum McGregor and Mikael Lustig all bagged for the visitors, while Kenny Miller netted a late consolation for the Gers.
As well as being the fifth defeat at the hands of Celtic this season for Rangers, it was also the second loss in two weeks, as Brendan Rodgers’ side knocked them out of the Scottish Cup last time out.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, as quoted by the Sky Sports Scotland Twitter account, Caixinha said: “After a 5-1 defeat there is not much to say, they were better and they deserved to win and that is the history of the game.
“The only guilty [one] here and the man who is responsible [for the defeat] is me. The players did everything. I assume all the responsibility for the result and this performance.”
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 29, 2017
The loss leaves Caixinha’s side in third, still nine points behind Aberdeen in second, and 36 points behind Celtic who sit unbeaten and top.
The club has seen an improvement since Caixinha’s arrival at Ibrox in March, and he went six games unbeaten in his first six games in charge before meeting Celtic last week.
It was the Hoops’ biggest away league win over their Glasgow rivals since 1897, when they won 4-0.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton delivers damning verdict on Gers performance in loss to Celtic.