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CALF STRAIN CAN’T STOP JOY RODGERS

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VICTORIOUS Brendan Rodgers left Ibrox limping – but delighted – yesterday after Celtic’s 2-1 triumph over Sevco Rangers.

The Hoops boss was slightly red-faced after he pulled a calf muscle celebrating Scott Sinclair’s second-half winner.

But that did not diminish the joy the Irishman felt at the never-say-die display of his side, who have now won 15 games on the spin and are 19 points clear at the top of the Premiership on their way to their sixth successive crown.unspecified-31

Rodgers said of his unfortunate accident: “It was stupid, wasn’t it? I just slipped when the second goal went in.

“I was trying to set off on a wee sprint, but I slipped and pulled my calf. It was daft, so I couldn’t walk, but I’m okay.

“We talked before the game about what would happen if we fell behind, about dealing with pressure and finding solutions.

“But the most pleasing thing is we stayed very calm and once we got the goal we played our way back into the game again.”

Kenny Miller put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute minute and it was a position in which the Parkhead men have rarely found themselves this season.unspecified-54

But they responded and levelled just after the half-hour mark when Moussa Demeble grabbed his 19th goal of the campaign – and his fifth against Mark Warburton’s side – with an emphatic finish from a Sinclair corner.

Celtic’s £4.5million flair player then slotted home with 20 minutes remaining to send the undefeated Premiership leaders a massive 19 points clear with a game in hand.

 
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