Neil Lennon is hoping to have an unblemished record by the end of the season following Celtic’s unfortunate 1-0 loss to Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. The visitors dominated 2021’s first Old Firm derby but could not find a way past Allan McGregor, goalkeeper of Gers.
When Hoops defender Nir Bitton was sent off by referee Bobby Madden for wrestling striker Alfredo Morelos to the ground to deny him a clear goal-scoring chance, the Scottish Premiership match turned in the 62nd minute. Only seven minutes later, Celtic captain Callum McGregor shot the ball from a corner into his own net, ensuring the Light Blues are now 19 points clear of their nearest competitors at the top of the table, despite having played three more games than the nine-time champions. It was a disappointing end to the game for Parkhead manager Lennon, who revealed before the game that French defender Christopher Jullien would be out for up to four months with a knee injury suffered against Dundee United in midweek. “We’ve just got to win every game from here on as best we can,” he said. I’m just disappointed that at one point we shot ourselves a little bit in the foot. “I’m just frustrated that we shot ourselves in the foot a little bit at one point. ” “But overall I’m really proud of the players. “They played really well. We still have a lot of soccer to play, but we have to play very well, and we’ve got to keep going until the end of the season.