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Rangers fans know exactly who to blame for bad performance vs Celtic

November 22 2017, 06:10 | Van Peters

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday flies in with a reckless challenge

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday flies in with a reckless challenge

Celtic could be without top goalscorer Moussa Dembele for the rest of the season after the player appeared to suffer a hamstring injury in Sunday's Scottish Cup win over Rangers.

Scott Sinclair said Celtic's 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win against Rangers was one of the team's best performances under Brendan Rodgers.

The Parkhead men were never in trouble at Hampden as they dominated their Old Firm rivals from start to finish, with Callum McGregor's early opener and a Scott Sinclair penalty sealing their win.

"I thought we played absolutely brilliantly". It was always there but when you're in and out of teams for a couple of years it's hard to get going.

"We're all just massively disappointed", confessed Wilson.

"Obviously, 12 months on from where they were past year it really shows the level they have gone to".

"We've let ourselves down over the course of the season so to talk about confidence I don't think is really right", he admitted.

Five of Dembele's 32 goals this season have come against Rangers and one of them came at Hampden, when his late effort sealed a Betfred Cup final place.

"I'm happy for the supporters". It would be great if we did it, but at the same time we have to take it step by step and game by game.

It could be argued that such a specific caution could affect Robertson's performance adversely, but the official has also been the subject of an apology to Rodgers from the Scottish Football Association's head of refereeing, John Fleming.

But the former Liverpool boss claims he isn't surprised at being on the verge of a historic season. It's easy to play when you're 2-0 down.

"When you don't feel that freedom you don't enjoy and you don't perform the way you need to".

"There is always expectancy at a club like Celtic".

It's going to make for a long day - the Chatham Cup tie kicks off at 2pm, but the Rangers game isn't until 11pm - but it's one they are well and truly up for. We dropped off too much on the park.

"We could not do it". "What frustrates the most is the fact we just didn't get going at all".

Pundit and Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has told BBC Sport that he was unsure just why Joe Garner started for Rangers against Celtic on Sunday afternoon. We got a free-kick in their box and had a wee bit of a stramash in there and they ended up breaking away and getting the penalty five minutes in.

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