Celtic fuming with 'disgraceful' lunge on Brown
Celtic secured a 3-0 victory over Ross County, taking them to within ten points of a guaranteed seventh consecutive Premiership title. Three more wins from the remaining seven fixtures could ensure Brendan Rodgers' side emerge top of the league again.
Visitors Ross County's hopes of success were dashed when captain Andrew Davies was sent off for an awful lunging stamp. Davies was red-carded six minutes before half-time for a disgaceful challenge on Celtic's Scott Brown.
Celtic boss Rodgers said of the result: ''I thought it was a job well done. We started well and didn't get the goals we deserved but our drive and intensity was good and once we got in front, and their captain was sent off for a really poor challenge, we found that bit of ruthlessness we needed. It is another three points to where we want to go.'' He added: ''We have seen a lot of challenges and there are question marks over them but that is one of the worst I've seen since I've been up here.''
Meanwhile, County's interim co-manager Stuart Kettlewell said: ''A few things went against us - Andrew Davies being sent off, a penalty against us and we lost our goalkeeper to injury.'' He also admitted that he had not seen the sending-off incident, but stated that: ''Andrew [Davies] is an honest guy, he is our leader on the pitch and is disappointed he has been sent off today. We will look at the incident and take it from there.''
Below is the challenge that earned County's captain, Andrew Davies, a red card: