Rangers had been overwhelmed for the primary time in 40 matches when a Jamie Robson purpose earned Dundee United a shock 1-Zero win at Tannadice.
The present Scottish champions gained the league final season by remaining unbeaten and final misplaced a prime flight sport in March 2020 to Hamilton.
Right here, the house aspect had the very best of a goalless first half and 23-year-old defender Robson took benefit of a break of the ball within the 64th minute to attain the one purpose of the sport.
“Over the course of 90 minutes I’m undecided we deserved to lose the sport,” supervisor Steven Gerrard stated afterwards.
“However you at all times put your self in that place should you don’t go and rating objectives. Our high quality and what we created immediately wasn’t sufficient and while the sport is at 0-Zero you’ve at all times bought that threat that should you get a few issues fallacious that purpose can come.
“The consequence and efficiency is on me and the group and we now have to just accept that fairly rapidly and transfer on.”
Regardless of the lengthy unbeaten streak, Celtic’s earlier success beneath Brendan Rodgers seems to nonetheless loom massive over Scotland.
Between Might 2016 and December 2017, they didn’t lose in 56 league video games and should you add within the different home video games the home file stands at 69.
And Rodgers’ prediction that his aspect’s feat might by no means be matched is proving proper.
Rangers’ loss to Dundee United was truly their second successive defeat having misplaced to Malmo within the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Gerrard is true to say they don’t have any time to dwell on this newest loss given the second leg, at Ibrox, is on Tuesday.
“I’ve bought perception and confidence in all of my attacking gamers however that’s once we’re at our greatest. Credit score to Dundee United for defending properly,” he continued.
“Whenever you undergo a setback, it offers you the prospect to reset and provides a few of the gamers some dwelling truths. We’ll go away and analyse the sport. In the meanwhile, we’ve not bought time to really feel sorry for ourselves [with the Malmo game on Tuesday].
“We’re going to wish a much better stage of efficiency to get that carried out.”
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