'It was five going on seven or eight' - Leigh Griffiths delivers verdict on Celtic win v Rangers
By Matt Bullin
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has claimed his side could have scored eight after their 5-1 win over Rangers.
The Hoops’ win at Rangers on Saturday afternoon extended their domestic unbeaten run to 42 games.
Griffiths scored a screamer, as Scott Sinclair, Callum McGregor, Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata all found the net as well.
Kenny Miller bagged a late consolation but it did little to curb the Gers’ embarrassment.
The result meant Celtic went 36 points ahead of their Glasgow rivals, and was their fifth Old Firm win of the season.
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Speaking to the Scottish Sun after the match, Griffiths said: “It’s a real statement, coming here and playing the way we did.
“We played to our maximum and we know that if we do that, then no one can live with us.”
“It was five going on seven or eight with the chances we created. We took our foot off the gas in the last ten minutes or so.”
Griffiths’ goal was his ninth in 20 Scottish Premiership appearances this term, and the 12-time Scotland international has seven assists to his name as well.
The Scot had only been playing in the derby as Moussa Dembele missed out through injury, but he more than justified his selection.
Despite being second choice at Celtic Park, the 26-year-old has still made 33 appearances in all competitions this term.
The 5-1 victory was Celtic’s biggest win at Ibrox since 1897 when they won 4-0, and it was the first time they have scored five in history.
In other Celtic news, Simunovic posted this message after the Bhoys’ Old Firm derby win.