Rogic's Celtic overcome Gerrard's Rangers in Scotland

Mae Harvey
September 3, 2018

Billed as a clash between Gerrard and his former manager at Liverpool, Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers, the hosts showed there is still some way for Gerrard to go if he is to end a seven-year domination of Scottish football by the green-and-white half of Glasgow.

Celtic secured the points in the 62nd minute when Olivier Ntcham slotted home after a sweeping counter-attack initiated by the Australian playmaker, but the margin of victory could have been much wider at Parkhead on Sunday. And, according to the Rangers' manager, fourth official John Beaton had reacted to Tom Rogic's tackle on Ryan Jack by shouting "foul, foul, foul" into his mic, though, amidst the hullabaloo, it would have been understandable if referee Willie Collum was unable to hear. He has swept his legs.

The Liverpool legend, however, believes the strike should not have stood as he feels Ryan Jack was fouled in the build up to the effort. "I have seen it again five times and it is a foul".

Morelos said: "I am delighted to have extended my contract".

"Of course, I'll speak to him about it". It's blatant. For me, it's 100 per cent a foul. The ball came out of the box and both of them have come together.

Amid the frenzied atmosphere it was a moment of real quality midway through the second half that finally gave Celtic a deserved lead.

"Allan McGregor has made some outstanding saves, we hit the crossbar, it probably kept the scoreline down a little bit".

"I am not going to say they are not a good team".

Celtic dominated and could have won more comfortably but Gerrard insists he saw enough from his side to be confident of a win when the sides next meet.

Steven Gerrard has chose to play new signing Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos in attack in an enterprising selection for his first-ever game against his former Liverpool boss Rodgers.

"I am not saying 1-0 is acceptable but I have seen enough today (to know) that we are working in the right direction".

McAuley's change of heart isn't a great surprise if he really did grow up supporting Rangers, and a deal until the end of the season looks to be imminent for the 38-year-old defender.

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