Lennon delighted with Celtic showing in Old Firm triumph

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was in a jubilant mood after his side stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League table to four points.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon was in a jubilant mood after his side stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League table to four points.

The Bhoys did the job over Rangers, winning 2-0 at Ibrox on Sunday, and placing the pressure firmly on their Glasgow rivals who still have two games in hand.

But that won’t bother Lennon too much after watching his side produce a special performance to take maximum points back to Parkhead.

Greek star Georgios Samaras was the difference, supplying a second-half brace, and Lennon was more than complimentary of his match-winner.

"I am very proud of the players and performance. I didn't think there was one failure there,” Lennon said.

"We were very resilient, we dominated and I thought Samaras was unplayable.

"I spoke to Gordon (Strachan) about that lone-striker's role, Samaras can do that and it was something we have been working on.

"I have seen him play in World Cups and do that and we felt we would leave him up there to do it.

"He pulls himself off the two centre halves which isn't an easy thing to do.

"His movement and composure for the first goal was great and although he got a lot of confidence from the way he started the game, he got a huge lift from the goal."

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