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Lennon hails Celtic striker Edouard after dramatic Old Firm win

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has hailed Odsonne Edouard after the forward’s performance in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Rangers in the Old Firm derby.

The 21-year-old opened the scoring at Celtic Park, before James Forrest hit a late winner for Celtic following Ryan Kent’s equaliser.

Rangers had been reduced to 10-men in a fiery encounter, after Alfredo Morelos elbowed Scott Brown in the first-half.

Winger Ryan Kent was also fortunate to escape punishment following another incident involving Brown, whilst Andy Halliday also received a red card following clashes between the players at full time.

Celtic manager Lennon was pleased with his side’s performance, and praised the contribution of Frenchman Edouard.

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“We’ve come away with a fantastic win against a very motivated Rangers side,” Lennon told the BBC.

“I can’t ask for any more from my players.

“Rangers’ goal made everyone a little anxious. We should have been on the front foot but it was all or nothing for them (Rangers) today.

“At 1-0 the game’s always in the balance even against 10 men. We looked a little naive at times but we regalvanised and scored a great goal to win.

“I thought Odsonne Edouard was the best player on the pitch by a country mile.”