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‘LAUGHING HIS HEAD OFF,’ SUTTON SUMS UP TITLE RACE

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CHRIS SUTTON reckons his old team-mate Neil Lennon will be laughing all the way to Celtic’s ninth successive title.

The former Hoops striker watched the Parkhead men carve out a 2-2 draw with Livingston in West Lothian last night with the assistance of a stoppage-time leveller from substitute Tom Rogic.

However, instead of dropping their first two points of 2020, Lennon’s outfit actually gained a point at the Premiership pinnacle as Steven Gerrard’s side collapsed to a 1-0 loss at Ibrox to Hamilton Accies who started the night as the worst team in the top flight.

With nine games left to play, Celtic are now six wins away from making absolutely certain of another crown – and media pundit Sutton reckons it’s all over bar the shouting, although he did not accept the Hoops gaffer’s summing-up that the team had been “brilliant”.

The one-time England international, speaking to BT Sport, said: “I didn’t agree with the assessment that Celtic were outstanding.

“A point is a good point in terms of them losing at the end, but put everything into context, Neil Lennon’s Celtic have gone 13 points clear of Rangers.

“I thought that was unthinkable. He must be laughing his head off.”

Continuing to reflect on Lennon’s aftermatch comments, the ex-hitman added: “I think he’s making a conscious effort because Steven Gerrard has come out in recent months and chucked his team under the bus.

“No matter what the result, I think Neil Lennon is realising what is going on across the city and saying: ‘Regardless of the result, I’m going to back my players and keep them onside’.”

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