Neil Lennon has hailed his side after Odsonne Edouard’s 96th-minute winner earned a 1-0 win at Dundee to take leaders Celtic 10 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
With nearest challengers Rangers having drawn on Saturday, Celtic had the chance to extend their lead at the top, but suffered a frustrating afternoon at Dens Park.
Scott Sinclair and James Forrest spurned Celtic’s best chances, before Edouard’s late winner earned what Lennon described as a ‘significant win’.
“It’s a brilliant and a significant win. It’s what we deserved over the course of the game. Dundee are fighting for their lives, so they were never going to just roll over,’’ Lennon told Sky Sports.
“We could easily have been undone at the end of the first half but we produced that little bit of urgency and quality at the vital moment and Odsonne has repaid another huge chunk of his transfer fee with that goal today.
“We’ve got a two-week break now and some of them need it as they’re dead on their feet. We won’t take the 10-gap for granted, but it’s a very welcome cushion at the moment.”