BRENDAN RODGERS watched his Celtic side demoralise Steven Gerrard’s new-look Ibrox outfit yesterday.
As the Hoops boss pointed out, the 1-0 scoreline hardly emphasised the dominance of his team during a 90-minute performance in which they hit woodwork FOUR times and visiting keeper Allan McGregor made a handful of decent saves while his goal lived a charm existence.
In the end, though, justice was done with Olivier Ntcham’s 62nd-minute winner.
Rodgers has now faced the Govan men 12 times and won TEN with two concluding as draws.
Here are some of the images from CQN’s lensman on the spot at Parkhead for the High Noon showdown.
HEAD BHOY…Kristoffer Ajer leaps high to clear from Alfredo Morelos.
MY BALL…Odsonne Edouard tussles with defender Connor Goldson with Nikola Katic looking on.
IN CHARGE…Callum McGregor waltzes past Scott Arfield.
AIR WE GO…Kristoffer Ajer puts the pressure on keeper Allan McGregor.
BY THE LEFT…lethal Leigh Griffiths thumps in a mighty free-kick effort.
WING WIZARD…James Forrest prepares to take on Borna Barisic.
OZ-SOME…Aussie ace Tom Rogic, architect of the only goal, mesmerises Ovie Ejaria.
THE MATCHWINNER…Olivier Ntcham displays perfect poise.
HAPPY DAZE…Olivier Ntcham is mobbed by his delighted team-mates Callum McGregor, Kristoffer Ajer, James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic after his strike.
HAIL THE HEROES…Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths lead the victory parade.