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Rodgers ‘very pleased’ with Celtic performance in 3-0 win over Hamilton

Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Celtic’s performance as they beat Hamilton 3-0 at Celtic Park to strengthen their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Hoops moved three points clear of Kilmarnock, who were held to a goalless draw with Aberdeen, with the reigning champions still having a game in hand.

Goals from Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Scott Sinclair were enough for the league leaders, who were helped along the way by Hamilton goalkeeper Ryan Fulton who made a number of errors, although Rodgers said that the 22-year-old was ‘very unfortunate’.

“I thought Ryan Fulton was excellent,” Rodgers told BBC Sport. “I know him from Liverpool and I know how talented he is. I thought he was very unfortunate with the first one because the strike from Callum [McGregor] had come through a lot of bodies and he doesn’t see it ’til late. The second one he’ll be disappointed with. It sort of pops up in front of him and then he spills it.

“We created a lot of chances in the game. More than we’ve done in the other games. I give credit to Hamilton as well. They are very hard to beat. Their defensive block was very tight. Their players worked ever so hard. And in these types of games sometimes you have to wait until the last 20 minute when teams start to tire.

“I’m very pleased with the performance at the back end of a week when we’re back into the season and it was going to be important for us to win and win well. I thought it was another good game for us.

“The pitch is a little bit slower now with the issues it has. But I was pleased with a lot our combination play and structure.”

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