Brendan Rodgers' brilliant start to life at Celtic highlighted with incredible stat

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Brendan Rodgers superb start to life as Celtic manager has been further emphasised by an incredible statistic demonstrating the Hoops dominance of the Scottish Premiership so far this season.

The Northern Irishman has overseen a record-equalling start to the campaign, with the Hoops currently 13 points clear of second place Aberdeen after just 12 games.

A narrow 1-0 victory over Kilmarnock, which came courtesy of a goal from Stuart Armstrong, saw Celtic continue their fine run of form with goalkeeper Craig Gordon keeping a clean sheet against the last team to find the net against the Bhoys in the Scottish top-flight back in September.

Since then, Rodgers’ team has gone on an incredible run of results, with clean sheets recorded in each of their last six Scottish Premiership fixtures.

The sheer dominance of Celtic this term has now been further highlighted by a stat showcasing the team’s superb defensive record.

According to the figures, which have been produced by Celtic fan twitter account @ReadCeltic the Hoops have only been trailing for 193 seconds in some 1,360 minutes of football played in the Scottish top flight this term.

Celtic’s fine form has not been entirely reserved to domestic football either, with the Hoops still in contention to progress in the Champions League, despite being drawn in a group of death alongside Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Progress to the last-16 of the European Cup looks unlikely, with games against Barca and City to follow, but a Europa League place remains a possibility, which represents an improvement on previous seasons where Celtic’s European endeavours.

Regardless of results in Europe, Rodgers appears on course for his first league title as a manager, with his previous most notable success coming with Swansea who he guided up into the Premier League back in 2011.

It marks a notable upturn in the fortunes of both club and manager.

Last term, Celtic struggled for consistency under Ronny Deila, with the Norwegian coach ultimately walking away from the club following a shock cup defeat to bitter rivals Rangers.
Rodgers, meanwhile, had been out of work since his sacking by Liverpool.

On current form, it’s shaping up to be a match made in heaven.

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