ANGE POSTECOGLOU is refusing to accept the title is won after Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.

The Hoops are now six points ahead with six games to play following their second successive triumph over Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s outfit.

Plus the Parkhead club also have a superior goal difference of plus SIXTEEN which could be invaluable if they falter going into the home straight.

The visitors were on the back foot as early as the third minute when Calvin Bassey released Ryan Kent on the left and the winger picked out on-loan Juventus ace Aaron Ramsey smack in front of goal. The Welsh midfielder didn’t hesitate as he left the stretching Joe Hart helpless with a crisp finish.

OZ-SOME…Tom Rogic is congratulated by his Celtic team-mates after firing in the leveller.

Remarkably, the Hoops were back on level terms four minutes later after Tom Rogic pounced to score after Allan McGregor could only push out a low drive from Reo Hatate.

And the comeback was complete just before the interval when Cameron Carter-Vickers slammed in a low left-foot drive after the home defence had failed to clear a dangerous Filipe Jota free-kick.

The US international central defender and his partner Carl Starfelt then put in a show of defance to prevent Van Bronckhorst’s men back into the contest.

ROARING SUCCESS…Cameron Carter-Vickers yells with joy after hitting the winner.

HART STOPPER…Celtic keeper Joe Hart swoops to his left to push away a drive from Fashion Sakala.

Joe Hart’s only save of the second-half came 15 minutes from time when he had to look smart to push away a shot from Fashion Sakala.

However, Postecoglou refused to get carried away and, speaking to Sky Sports News, said: “It’s three points, mate.

“It’s three points and there are another three points we need to get next week. We will keep accumulating them until it means something.”

Postecoglou added: “I’m really proud. I’m proud of the players and it was an enormous effort.

“The opposition had everything going in their favour – they scored early, the crowd was up and in those kind of situations, to turn it around like we did showed real character throughout the whole game.

“I thought it was outstanding.”

The Hoops will now prepare for the visit of St Johnstone to Parkhead on Saturday afternoon as they count down the games.


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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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