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BRENDAN RODGERS enjoyed his TWELFTH victory in 15 derby duels as wonder strikes from Paulo Bernardo and Kyogo Furuhashi sent Philippe Clement’s Ibrox outfit to a 2-1 defeat at Parkhead.

The 50-year-old Irishman has also had two draws and a solitary defeat in his previous derby encounters over his two stints in charge of the Hoops.

Rodgers readily admits his passion for these city confrontations – and no wonder.

He has watched his team pile on the misery with THIRTY-FOUR goals while conceding just eight in a super sequence of success.

GOAL-DEN MOMENT…a delighted Brendan Rodgers salutes Kyogo Furuhashi’s glorious winner in the 2-1 derby success at Parkhead on December 30 2023.

After an exile of four years and nine months, Rodgers resumed hostilities in this fixture when he took the Hoops across the city for the first Glasgow duel of the season in Govan on Sunday September 3.

In front of a partisan 50,000 crowd, the second time-around boss enjoyed another victory courtesy of a sensational volley from Kyogo – the same player who lashed in the points-clincher in the east end of Glasgow yesterday.

RODGERS’ RECORD:

September 10, 2016: PremiershipCELTIC 5 (Dembele 3, Sinclair, Armstrong), Rangers 1 (Garner);

October 23: League Cup semi-finalCELTIC 1 (Dembele), Rangers 0;

December 31: Premiership: Rangers 1 (Miller), CELTIC 2 (Dembele, Sinclair);

March 12, 2017: PremiershipCELTIC 1 (Armstrong), Rangers 1 (Hill);

April 23: Scottish Cup semi-final: CELTIC 2 (McGregor, Sinclair pen), Rangers 0;

April 29: Premiership: Rangers 1 (Miller), CELTIC 5 (Sinclair pen, Griffiths, McGregor, Boyata, Lustig);

September 23: PremiershipRangers 0CELTIC 2 (Rogic, Griffiths);

WALLOP…Kyogo Furuhashi volleys in the winner at Ibrox to welcome back Brendan Rodgers to the Glasgow derby.

December 30: Premiership: CELTIC 0Rangers 0;

March 11, 2018: Premiership: Rangers 2 (Windass, Candeias), CELTIC 3 (Rogic, Dembele, Edouard);

April 15: Scottish Cup semi-final: CELTIC 4 (Rogic, McGregor, Dembele pen, Ntcham pen), Rangers 0;

April 29: Premiership: CELTIC 5 (Edouard 2, Forrest, Rogic, McGregor), Rangers 0;

September 2: Premiership: CELTIC 1 (Ntcham), Rangers 0; 

December 29: Premiership: Rangers 1 (Jack), CELTIC 0;

September 3, 2023: Premiership: Rangers 0, CELTIC 1 (Kyogo);

December 30: Premiership: CELTIC 2 (Bernardo, Kyogo) Rangers 1 (Tavernier).

BIG SHOTS BERNARDO, KYOGO BLAST HOOPS TO GLORY

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