BRENDAN RODGERS insisted Celtic’s 1-0 win over Rangers at Parkhead this afternoon did not “reflect our dominance”.

Olivier Ntcham’s goal just after the hour mark settled a game in which the Hoops struck the frame of the goal four times.

Rodgers, who has now won 10 of his 12 games against the Ibrox outfit with the other two drawn, said: “We were the dominant team from start to finish.

“We didn’t give too much away, then had the courage and quality to play.

“On the end of a busy week, in what has been a busy pre-season, it was an outstanding performance and there’s a lot more to come from the squad.”

The champions are now second in the Premiership – three points behind Hearts – and four clear of Rangers, who have won just one of their opening four games, after this loss and stalemates at Aberdeen and Motherwell.
Rodgers added: “You have to respect that Steven [Gerrard] and Gary [McAllister] have done a great job, but I’ve always seen these as opportunities to show our quality.

“We’ve got top players and they did that today. They demonstrated their qualities, demonstrated the spirit that’s in our squad, and it was a very good victory for us.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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