Brendan Rodgers praises record-equalling Bhoys


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Brendan Rodgers heaped all the praise on his players as Celtic equalled the British record for remaining unbeaten in domestic football by drawing 1-1 with Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The Bhoys have now gone 62 domestic matches without losing, equalling their own record that was set over 100 years ago.

The Glasgow giants have not lost a match against Scottish opposition since Rodgers took over as manager in the summer of 2016 and they have won 56 and drawn just six of their domestic games under his stewardship.

Saturday’s draw leaves them a point clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership standings and despite failing to register all three points against Killie, Rodgers had nothing but praise for his record-equalling players after the match.

“The players deserve all the credit they get for it,” Rodgers said.

“To achieve that over the course of 62 games and to have won 56 of them and drawn six is an absolutely incredible achievement by the players, and it’s so difficult that it has been 100 years.”

Celtic can break the long-standing unbeaten record if they avoid defeat when they travel to McDiarmid Park to take on St Johnstone in their next domestic match on Saturday.

Before their showdown with the Saints, Celtic must first take on Bayern Munich in a crucial Champions League showdown at Parkhead on Tuesday.

Rodgers’ men are priced at 8.00 to win that match, while Bayern are available at 1.36 and the draw is on offer at 5.50.

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