Rodgers wants Celtic to join list of invincibles

Celtic's English midfielder Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Manchester City and Celtic at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester northern England on December 6

LEIGH GRIFFITHS may have left the field in a huff but his wee strop will be quickly dealt with by Celtic's experienced manager Brendan Rodgers who has managed more temperamental players in his time than the Celtic number 9 and is still around in the game to tell the tales.

Celtic, who are 46 games unbeaten in all competitions, will win the domestic treble if they beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final on May 27th to crown a remarkable campaign for the Hoops.

"If you go 38 games of a season [unbeaten] with all the games we've had, the level of games, perform like we have done then it's a truly remarkable achievement relative to the time that we're playing in".

Keeper Tomas Cerny beat away Forrest's drive from the edge of the box in the third minute and thereafter the visitors dominated.

Rodgers is now hoping Celtic can end their league campaign on a massive high with victory over Hearts at home.

The Scotland striker then created the second in fine style in the 26th minute, waltzing into the Thistle box and cutting the ball across for Rogic to bundle the ball in from close range. That was there for all to see in the first five or 10 minutes.

In the 63rd minute Kolo Toure and Scott Sinclair replaced Dedryck Boyata and Griffiths.

McGregor grabbed his fourth goal in five games after the midfielder's strike was adjudged to have crossed the line after it hit the underside of the bar and bounced out.

"This is a team that is selfless". That's why I can change it about, the players know I trust them in their work.

'But he was outstanding tonight and he understood afterwards that I need also to protect him as the only fit striker at the moment. "There is no drama".

He's very much a part of the team structure and that's great to see.

"We go in with a big concentration for the game on Sunday".

A Celtic goal seemed inevitable form the start and it came from the penalty spot in the 18th minute. It was an outstanding team performance.

Archibald conceded his side got off lightly. They took the feet off the gas at half-time. For us, it was very disappointing.

"They were miles ahead of us tonight as they have been with most of the league all season", said Archibald.



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