Chris Sutton believes Rangers are ‘acting like they have won the Champions League’ after Celtic win

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts with James Tavernier of Rangers during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Rangers beat their Old Firm rivals Celtic over the weekend at Ibrox.

Celtic Legends arrive at Parkhead (L-R) John Harrison, Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton before the UEFA Champions League Match  between Celtic and Paris Saint Germain at Celtic Park Stadium...

Chris Sutton has mocked Rangers by claiming they are ‘acting like they have won the Champions League’ following their 1-0 win over Celtic.

The Gers won the bragging rights in Glasgow over the weekend, with Ryan Jack netting the only goal of the game against their Old Firm rivals at Ibrox.

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The three points for Steven Gerrard’s team mean that Rangers go into the winter break level on points with Celtic as they secured their first win over their near-neighbours since 2016. 

 

BT Sport pundit Sutton warned Rangers, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen that Brendan Rodgers side do have a game in hand as he made fun of the way the Gers have been acting to their weekend win.

“You know what in a funny sort of way it may not be the worst thing for Celtic that because I actually think the start of the season was poor,” Sutton told 606 on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Rangers. Aberdeen and Kilmarnock really maybe kicking themselves that they’re not ahead of Celtic at this stage. I mean Rangers are acting like they have won the Champions League. Celtic still have a game in hand.”

Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Despite the defeat at Ibrox, Celtic still sit top of the Scottish Premiership on 42 points, level on points with Rangers, one point ahead of third-placed Kilmarnock and a further three points ahead of Aberdeen.

The positive for Rodgers is that Celtic do have a game in hand on the title-chasing pack as the second half of the Scottish Premiership season is set to make for interesting viewing.

The clubs will return to league action towards the end of January, with Celtic hosting St Mirren and Rangers playing Kilmarnock – the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup will take place beforehand.

Celtic players applaud their fans at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29,...

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