Brendan Rodgers takes dig at Rangers as Celtic win Glasgow Derby

Celtic FC v Rangers FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership
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Celtic might have entered the Glasgow Derby as slight underdogs but as we all knew, form often goes out of the window in these games and it is more about rising to the occasion when under pressure. Brendan Rodgers' side certainly appeared to do that while Philippe Clement's team looked very ordinary despite their successes in recent weeks.

A goal from Paulo Bernardo set Celtic on the right path. And then Kyogo, who has been criticised quite a bit in recent weeks, found the back of the net brilliantly, proving himself to be a big-game player once again.

The Ibrox club did manage to get a goal back through James Tavernier but it was not enough for them to make a comeback. The Glasgow Derby win comes not only as a major boost of the Hoops but also somewhat of a relief after weeks of disappointing displays.

Rodgers has not been the most popular figure in recent weeks but he must have won the fans over again this weekend. And he had quite a bit to say after the Glasgow Derby win. Comments that might not go down too well with the Rangers fans.

Rodgers takes dig at Rangers as Celtic win Glasgow Derby

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, Rodgers said in a press conference on Clyde SSB:

"Over my two spells here I’ve worked against five Rangers managers. Every time, ‘Rangers were coming’. Every time, at some point. For me, it’s normal."

The result will go a long way in turning the momentum around in the title race. It was the Rangers who were the team in-form in Scotland lately. That might no longer be the case after this weekend.

It also means that Celtic have the mathematical advantage over the Rangers once again. Now, it is important that they build on this result and also strengthen in the January transfer window. This was a fantastic result but there is still a long way to go.