"One phenomenal win; Chris Sutton and John Hartson buzzing as Celtic boss derby
Celtic greats Chris Sutton and John Hartson have been left hugely impressed with Ange Postecoglou’s side after a stunning 2-1 win at Ibrox this afternoon.
The Hoops managed to turn it around in incredible fashion after going 1-0 down early on thanks to an Aaron Ramsey effort. By half-time, goals from Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers had the Hoops in front, and from there on in it took a solid defensive display to keep Joe Hart’s goal safe.
The victory moves us 6 points clear of Rangers with only 6 Premiership matches remaining. And Sutton and Harton took to Twitter to give their instant reactions to the game:
The victory not only gives us back-to-back derby wins for the first time since 2018. But it also snaps Rangers’ unbeaten record at Ibrox which stretched back to the 2019/20 campaign 2 years ago.
It’s the ultimate in bragging rights for the Celtic supporter. The 3 points means that the title is very much within reach. In order to lose it from here it would take a catastrophic sequence of results which this side just doesn’t look like producing.
It’s also worth noting that today’s win marks our first at Ibrox since September 2019. Yet another landmark day for the manager.
Celtic stamp their authority on Rangers – Ange closing in on the unthinkable
Back at the start of the season, nobody thought this was possible. Nobody believed Celtic were going to be this close to the title at this stage of the campaign. Many were just looking for signs of progress. Signs that we could eat into Rangers’ dominance and potentially set ourselves up for a title fight next season.
However, Ange is almost there. He’s almost done the unthinkable and it’ll now only take several more wins for the title to be in our hands. Ange has come to Glasgow and absolutely flipped the script.
We were supposed to be entering an era of Rangers dominance. A period in which our rivals were going to be the side going for trebles and keeping us in their shadow. As good as February’s 3-0 dismantling of Rangers was, today feels even sweeter. Going to their own backyard and all but ending their title hopes? It doesn’t get any better.
Granted, the manager will be the first to admit that this is anything but over. That the title race is still certainly ongoing and that we have a job to do. Complacency can certainly enter the supporters’ thoughts after a day like this, but it won’t be allowed anywhere near Lennoxtown.
Celtic’s next league fixture is a home clash against St Johnstone. A game in which the Hoops will be firm favourites. They’ll know just how important it is to follow up a win like today with another 3 next week.
But the players and the coaching staff deserve the opportunity to celebrate this one. It’s an absolutely stunning day for the football club, and one that firmly signifies change right at the top of Scottish football.