Former Celtic legend Murdo MacLeod has saluted his former club after they recorded their fourth successive victory at Ibrox.
Not only did the Hoops’ 3-2 win over Rangers on Sunday all but clinch their seventh consecutive league title, but it was the first time in the club’s history that they have won four matches on the spin at the home of their bitter rivals.
MacLeod was full of praise for Brendan Rodgers’ side for not only the victory but the run of recent great results at Ibrox.
“For Rodgers to mastermind a fourth straight win at the home of your rivals is fantastic and they handled the occasion so well” MacLeod said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Even when Rangers dominated Scottish football in the past they didn’t manage to do that. So for Celtic to go to Ibrox and win four times on the bounce is a great achievement.”
The Hoops’victory not only set a new record, but it gave the Bhoys a nine point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a game in hand, and it seems only a matter of time until the Hoops clinch their seventh title in a row.
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MacLeod is correct to laud the Bhoys for their achievements, and as he says, never in Old Firm history has either side won four fixtures in a row at the home of their most bitter rivals. The manner of the victory was so impressive too, as the Hoops dealt with the sending-off of Jozo Simunovic in some style, Odsonne Edouard’s winning goal coming when the Bhoys had a man disadvantage. The Hoops support should treasure results like the one on Sunday, they don’t come along too often for a team, even one that is as successful as the Bhoys have been in the last decade.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are considering making Odsonne Edouard’s loan deal a permanent one