Neil Lennon performed down the importance of Celtic’s 5-Zero win over Hearts which took the Hoops 10 factors away from Rangers on the high of the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring for the house facet on the half-hour mark with a drive, with second-half objectives from Christopher Jullien, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic finishing the trouncing.
Jambos substitute Marcel Langer was proven a straight purple by Willie Collum late on for a problem on Hoops skipper Scott Brown.
With Rangers shedding 2-1 at Kilmarnock – a end result cheered to the rafters by the house followers – the Hoops went additional away from their Outdated Agency rivals.
Though Steven Gerrard’s facet have a recreation in hand, the momentum is clearly with the champions who’ve gained all eight matches this 12 months and are on track for his or her ninth successive title.
“It’d give them a little bit of confidence however that’s about it,” mentioned Celtic boss Lennon, who described Langer’s lunge at Brown as ‘horrendous and will have executed critical injury to Scott.’
“We’ve a troublesome recreation on Sunday at Pittodrie. We’re taking completely nothing without any consideration.
“The gamers know there’s a lengthy approach to go and there might be twist and turns as we go alongside.
“We simply want to focus on each particular person recreation because it comes alongside. They had been magnificent tonight.
“Their need, starvation to play, rating objectives, run; the whole lot you need from a group I obtained tonight. It was an empathetic victory.”