BEAMING Brendan Rodgers hailed substitute Leigh Griffiths’ free-kick winner as “a moment of magic” in Celtic’s 1-0 triumph over Ross County in Dingwall.
The Scotland striker came off the subs’ bench in the 65th minute to replace Callum McGregor to clinch three points with his sublime 78th-minute deadball effort.
Rodgers said: “It was a brilliant goal and anything their keeper had to do today, he dealt with it really well.
“But the free-kick must have been nearly 30 yards and to get it up and over with that speed and into the corner was amazing.
“It was a moment of magic, really.
“And it was going to take something like that.
“You are never going to be at your fluent best all the time, but mentally we are very strong.
“Okay we can’t play perfect football and it was tough on that pitch.
“It is the first time we have been up here this season and the pitch hasn’t been as long as that and bobbly as that. So, it was never going to be fluent for that reason.
“But you still have to keep digging in, ensure you are defensively strong and not give anything away. So, when the moment comes along, you can take it and see the game through.
“It’s a brilliant victory for us and clean sheet.”
County gaffer Owen Coyle said: “It was going to take a bit of magic to beat us and we all have to concede that he is more than capable of doing that.
“He is a wonderful player and when you have that quality not even starting games, that is why they are a fantastic side and play the football they do and are carrying all before them domestically.”
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