Neil Lennon makes title admission as Celtic move 12 points clear of Rangers

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has insisted the battle for the league title is not over yet.

It comes after the Hoops came from behind to beat Kilmarnock to go 12 points clear of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Killie went a goal up through Eamonn Brophy from the penalty spot.

But a quickfire double from Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard saw the home side take the lead.

Alan Power was sent off in the second half and five minutes later Leigh Griffiths made sure of the result.

With Rangers dropping points against St Johnstone, it has seen Celtic go 12 points clear.

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But Lennon is sure that the league is still a 'million miles' away from being won.

Lennon said: “I don’t want to talk about titles. I just want to talk about the game. The title is a million miles away as far as we are concerned.

“We just want to concentrate on our affairs. Since the turn of the year we have been magnificent.

“The fact we have won ten domestic games says my team is very good.

“I don’t want to keep going on about mentality and stuff but we have some outstanding footballers.

“There was a lot of good football and the guys deserve a lot of credit. The performance and the reaction to going a goal down pleased me most.

“Though I felt the first shouldn’t have counted as Brophy was offside when he got the ball.

“In the second half we were outstanding and I think some of our football was simply irresistible at times.

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“You can see what a good player Callum McGregor is. I say ‘good’ but that’s an understatement.

“At this level, he’s different class and he’s a contender for player of the year, the way he’s played this season. I thought his performance today was immaculate.”

The Bhoys take on Copenhagen next in the Europa League after drawing 1-1 in Denmark.

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