'Sensational' - Neil Lennon makes bold claim after defeat by Rangers
Hibernian boss Neil Lennon has boldly claimed his side were “sensational” in the 2-1 loss to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.
The Easter Road side dominated for long spells but couldn’t find a way past Gers keeper Wes Foderingham as the Ibrox shot-stopper turned in a man-of-the-match performance.
Hibs took the lead in the ninth minute before two goals in four minutes from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos turned the game on its head.
Lennon believes it was the biggest “battering” he has given as manager of either Hibs or Rangers’ Old Firm rivals Celtic despite coming away empty-handed.
“I’ve been involved with Celtic and it’s probably the biggest battering I’ve given to Rangers as a manager,” Lennon said, as quoted by STV.
“Second half we were just camped in and the quality of football and the pace that we played with was fantastic to watch.
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“I’m disappointed to lose the game but I’m delighted with the overall performance. There was a lot of quality out there tonight.
“I don’t feel hard done by. I thought we were sensational. We didn’t get what we deserved.”
The result means Rangers are still five points off Scottish Premiership leaders ahead of the Old Firm clash at the end of December.
Lennon’s side are a further six points behind the Gers and Aberdeen as they go into the hectic festive schedule.
Interim Ibrox boss Graeme Murty has now won six of his eight games in charge as Rangers have put together their best run of form in over a year.
The win over Hibs was the fourth in a row for the Gers with the chance to make it five on Saturday when they take on St. Johnstone.