Celtic fans are celebrating a brilliant weekend, ending Sunday five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
A Callum McGregor penalty and an Odsonne Edouard double earned a 3-0 victory at home to Ross County on Saturday, with Neil Lennon’s Bhoys opening up a gap over Rangers.
Steven Gerrard’s team had the opportunity to bring it back into two points by the end of the weekend but suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Hearts at Tynecastle this afternoon.
The Hoops are now on 58 points after 22 games, with Rangers falling behind on 53 after 21.
It’s the first win that the Jam Tarts have managed under Daniel Stendel in the league and could be a turning point in their quest to escape relegation.
We don’t usually like seeing the Edinburgh side pick up a victory but today is very much an exception, with the derby defeat at the end of December now effectively cancelled out.
Just like last year after the winter break, it appears Rangers are beginning to wilt under the pressure.
This, of course, has gone down well with Celtic supporters and Celtic-minded pundits, with former strikers Chris Sutton and John Hartson some of the first to provide reaction on Twitter.
Fair play to Hearts huge guts and big win against Rangers👏👏
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) January 26, 2020
Outstanding performance Hearts.. 👏🏻👏🏻It’s back in our own hands 🍀🍀🍀🍀👍🏻
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) January 26, 2020
It most certainly is John.
This is a weekend that could prove decisive in the title race and will certainly do a lot to quieten down some of the more outlandish rhetoric emanating from the blue half of Glasgow.
Celtic have a chance to pick up another league win on Wednesday night away to St Johnstone, while Rangers host Ross County.
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the weekend’s action…
— Chris 🏴 🇵🇸 (@TheRebelTreble) January 26, 2020
Gwan Boycy ya boy ye 😂😂😂 5 points clear now at the top. Nine in a row here we go 💪🍀
— Michael McShane (@MichaelMcShane7) January 26, 2020
5 points clear hahahahaha
— Ryan McGilveray (@RyanMcg1) January 26, 2020
5 points clear !!!! Yassssss
— MrsD1888 (@MrsDenz2016) January 26, 2020
Staying 5 points clear 🍀 👌🏼 hahahahaha!!
— 🍀 gℓαѕgσω gнιяℓ 💚 (@GlasgowGhirl30) January 26, 2020
Gone the Jambos, single handily derailing their west coast brethren's title challenge. Five points clear 🍀
— B.T.P.H (@TheDogzBawz) January 26, 2020
5 points clear! pic.twitter.com/DzdgA4PnA5
— 🇮🇪_🇮🇪 (@TB67__) January 26, 2020
Tremendous! Didnt expect them to drop any points today.
Just shows that with no Tavernier or Morelos they will struggle.
— Ronnie (@RonnieJM67) January 26, 2020