Rodgers proud as un­beaten Celtic hit 100 points

New Straits Times - - Sport -

GLAS­GOW: Celtic man­ager Bren­dan Rodgers said he was proud of his side’s de­fen­sive per­for­mance as they de­feated se­cond-place Aberdeen 3-1 on Fri­day to main­tain their un­beaten run and hit 100 points.

The cham­pi­ons raced into a three-goal lead at Pittodrie af­ter just 11 min­utes thanks to quick­fire goals from Dedryck Boy­ata, Stu­art Arm­strong and Leigh Grif­fiths.

How­ever, Jonny Hayes pulled one backed a minute later to in­spire an Aberdeen re­vival with the Dons spurn­ing a num­ber of op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­duce the deficit.

And Rodgers, whose side moved 30 points clear of the Dons as they reached the 100 point mark in the Scot­tish Premier­ship, was happy to see his side dig deep de­fen­sively to seal their 44th match un­beaten this sea­son.

The two sides are due to meet again in the Scot­tish Cup fi­nal on May 27, but Rodgers claims this re­sult won’t have any bear­ing on the match at Ham­p­den as the Hoops chase a tre­ble.

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