FORMER Hoops goal hero Chris Sutton labelled the Celtic players “gutless” after their spiritless performance in the 2-0 loss to Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit yesterday.
The champions turned in an appalling 90 minutes in which they failed to have a solitary shot on target with rival keeper Allan McGregor largely untroubled for 90 minutes in the east end of Glasgow.
Outspoken Sutton, now a media pundit, didn’t hold back as he criticised his old team after their first league loss of 2020 as they capitulated to goals from centre-back Connor Goldson in each half.
The one-time England international striker told BBC 606: “Rangers thoroughly deserved their victory.
“I can moan all evening about Celtic having so many players out, but the players who played should have performed better.
“I thought Celtic were gutless.
“The scoreline flattered Celtic and Rangers deserved to win by more.
“That’s the truth. At 2-0, Rangers deserved to win by more.”
Neil Lennon, a former team-mate of Sutton, saw his team slump four points behind their Glasgow rivals although they have a game in hand.
The Parkhead men’s next three Premiership outings against Aberdeen, Motherwell and Hibs are all away from home and their next fixture in Glasgow will be against St Johnstone on December 6.
They switch from the domestic front to Europe on Thursday when they take on AC Milan at Parkhead. Three days later they have a date with Derek McInnes’ Dons side at Pittodrie.