BRENDAN RODGERS understood the red card that Scott Brown received after Bobby Madden gave him a second yellow card for going into the crowd after scoring his dramatic 91st minute winner to send Celtic EIGHT points clear at the top of the league.
Speaking to Sky Sports, The Celtic manager said: “I always think it’s very harsh when players get sent off when they celebrate. The momentum takes them towards the supporters. That was unfortunate.
“He’ll obviously receive a ban so we’ll just have to deal with it.”
Rodgers also pointed out that it would have been a penalty if the deflection of Alex Bruce’s arm hadn’t ended up in the net.
“I thought we played very well, good control, and then in the moment you’re waiting for in the game, I thought if it wasn’t a goal, it would’ve been a penalty.
“Alex has got his arm up. It’s a brilliant win for us on the back of a taxing game in midweek to come here and play with that energy and control.
“To have to work a team like that who are organised, it’s really difficult. It’s a brilliant win for us and another clean sheet.
“The last thing you can do is panic and throw the ball into centre halves that are good in the air.
“We kept working it side to side and the players understand how to play against 10 men. At times we’ve had to play against 10, they know what they had to do.
“They kept opening it up down the sides and getting crosses in.”
While The Celtic supporters celebrated a significant in on the way to 8 in a row, The Celtic manager was a little more cautious.
“There’s still a way to go,” Brendan said.
“For us, it’s focusing on ourselves. We’ve been playing very well since the start of January.
“To come here to a really tough place with everything Kilmarnock throw at you, I thought we were brilliant today.”
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