Rodgers: This was my biggest disappointment from Rangers humiliation
By Matt Farr
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists that he is disappointed his side did not score more goals against Rangers on Saturday.
Rodgers watched gleefully from the touchline as his side cruised to an emphatic 5-1 victory their Old Firm rivals at Ibrox, completing a humiliating unbeaten record against Rangers in all competitions this season.
However, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account following the game, Rodgers admitted that his side should have put more than five goals past their opponents.
He said: “It was a very comprehensive win and my only disappointment is that we should have scored more goals.”
???? BR: "It was a very comprehensive win and my only disappointment is that we should have scored more goals."
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 29, 2017
Scott Sinclair, who opened the scoring for Celtic from the penalty spot, was guilty of missing a glorious opportunity to extend the lead, with the unmarked winger failing to hit the target.
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Celtic were as dominant as the scoreline suggests, registering 18 shots on goal, of which seven were on target. Rangers, on the other hand, only managed one shot on goal, which was Kenny Miller’s late goal.
Leigh Griffiths had followed up Sinclair’s opener with a superb finish in the 18th-minute, before Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig each joined the party.
But even with five goals to their name, Celtic showed no let-up, and pushed hard to pile even further misery upon a Rangers side that had already been humiliated by their fierce rivals.
The win moves Celtic 36 points clear of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table with five games remaining.
They have now won five of their six Old Firm meetings in all competitions this season, and drawing the other.
In other Celtic news, Scott Brown has admitted he was blown away by this youngster during the win.