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Rodgers labels Celtic’s win over St Johnstone as a ‘brilliant result’

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side’s patient approach in 2-0 win over St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops were made to wait until the 78th minute for their first goal by Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark, who was in inspired form once again on Sunday.

Clark could not add to his elevel clean sheets for the season however, and it was James Forrest who finally broke the deadlock before Timothy Weah wrapped the game up with just over a minute left in normal time.

While Kristoffer Ajer’s injury time sending off put a blot on an otherwise spotless page, Celts manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the overall performance.

“We knew that we had to be patient, while keeping the intensity of our game,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.

“Eventually, once we tire them out and the spaces open up a bit more in the last 25 minutes, then we took our chances to score. It was a brilliant result against a good side.”

Celtic now sit six points clear at the top of the table, while St. Johnstone occupy sixth in what has been a very good season thus far for the Perth club.

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