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I was being 'egged on' to tie a scarf to Ibrox crossbar, says Celtic star Griffiths

Celtic scorer Leigh Griffiths says he was being 'egged on' to tie a scarf to the Ibrox crossbar after his side's 2-0 success over Rangers.

Griffiths bagged the second goal as Brendan Rodgers' side won the first Old Firm derby of the season.

And after the game, he was asked on Sky Sports about not being able to tie a scarf to the frame of the goal after the game.

"They had two guys on the post," he said. "The boys were egging me on to tie it to the crossbar but I'm happy with the win, two goals and a clean sheet. Now we'll get ready for Wednesday."

Griffiths, of course, celebrated Celtic's Champions League qualifying win over Linfield at Windsor Park by tying a scarf to the goalpost. He later picked up a one match ban and said the action was 'bang out of order' and that he wouldn't do it again.

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On the match itself, Griffiths says patience was key as Rangers held the league leaders 0-0 at half-time.

"We were the better team in the first half but sometimes our final ball wasn't good enough," he told Sky Sports.

"We knew they would tire, having extra-time on Tuesday night. We just needed to keep playing our football. You saw near the end, we were still full of running and they were dead on their feet.

"We know we're a good team and we can get the ball down and play and frustrate their fans. That's what we did."

After Tom Rogic opened the scoring, Griffiths netted his 67th league goal on his 100th Premiership appearance for the Bhoys.

"I could have had a few more with the chances I've missed but to score on my 100th league appearance for Celtic is nice," he reflected.

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