BRENDAN RODGERS reminded his Celtic players he knew how to win at Ibrox before Sunday’s confrontation.
And the second time-around Hoops boss emphasised those words by sending out a determined bunch of Hoops stars who battled in front of a hostile 50,000 crowd to claim a 1-0 victory courtesy of a sensational volley from Kyogo Furuhashi.
It was the Irishman’s sixth game at the venue – and his FIFTH triumph.
Rodgers has watched his teams clock up 13 goals in the Govan confrontations while conceding five.
WALLOP…Kyogo Furuhashi volleys in the winner at Ibrox to welcome back Brendan Rodgers to the Glasgow derby.
Overall, the 50-year-old gaffer has led Celtic to ELEVEN wins in 14 Glasgow derbies, with two draws and a solitary loss. The team have racked up THIRTY-TWO goals and lost seven.
The next head-to-head showdown with the Ibrox side is scheduled for Parkhead on December 30.
Rodgers’ record is:
September 10, 2016: Premiership: CELTIC 5 (Dembele 3, Sinclair, Armstrong), Rangers 1 (Garner);
October 23: League Cup semi-final: CELTIC 1 (Dembele), Rangers 0;
December 31: Premiership: Rangers 1 (Miller), CELTIC 2 (Dembele, Sinclair);
March 12, 2017: Premiership: CELTIC 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: Premiership: Rangers 0, CELTIC 2 (Rogic, Griffiths);
SPOT ON…Moussa Dembele clips in a cheeky penalty-kick in Celtic’s 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win in April 2018.
December 30: Premiership: CELTIC 0, Rangers 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)