Graeme Murty apologises for Rangers' first-half display in Celtic loss

Rodgers can win his fifth domestic trophy with Celtic today

Rodgers can win his fifth domestic trophy with Celtic todayALAN HARVEY SNS

Five minutes after the break Gers defender Ross McCrorie was given a straight red card by referee Bobby Madden for denying Moussa Dembele an obvious goalscoring opportunity, and from the resultant penalty the French striker scored "Panenka" style for his seventh goal in nine Old Firm games.

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"I think Dembele, man of the match, deservedly so, he ran Rangers ragged from start to finish and it was a complete performance from him today" Boyd said on Sky Sports' coverage (15/04, 14:15), after the conclusion of the Hoops' emphatic win.

"Obviously that gives us faith and confidence but not taking away from it being a tough game".

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Forwards Tyson Jost, Colin Wilson and Matt Nieto also weren't credited with a shot Saturday. In Game 2 each of those guys logged more than 21 minutes, with Subban a team-high 27:03.

The defeat to Celtic at Ibrox last month is still fresh in the mind of Murty, and he believes there are many aspects - both good and bad - which can come from it.

"You would rather have centre-forwards in the position to miss chances than not get there". We are in the final now and that won't be an easy game, either, that is a totally different game again with their physicality.

"What he wanted was excessive and it wasn't something we could or were prepared to pay". When you play for Celtic or manage Celtic the expectations are huge. I have watched it lots because there are lots of things for me to learn and lots for the players to learn.

And Murty added: "I'll apologise for the first half".

Dembele really was as close to "unplayable" as you can possibly get today, and if he is to head for pastures new this summer, it's going to take an terrible lot to replace him.

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