Tom Rogic swept the Hoops into the lead in the 22nd minute and fellow midfielder Callum McGregor made it 2-0 with a drive in the 38th minute of a startlingly one-sided encounter. I asked them to get into a shape and the structure was there to allow them to press but, when it comes to the game, you have to get up closer to your opponent than we did in the first period.
Brown was taking a swipe at Rangers for celebrating the Scottish Cup semi-final draw.
Rogic's contract with the Hoops runs out at the end of next season, and the Bhoys will need to act quick to get a deal done before they are forced to sell him, as they simply can not be allowed him to leave on a free transfer.
Per the Daily Record, Rangers boss Graeme Murty had revealed after his side's quarter-final victory over Falkirk that a cheer went up from the Ibrox dressing room when he last-four tie was confirmed. It was another display of the Australian's ability to turn on the magic on the big occasion as he sold McCrorie a dummy before twisting the other way to stroke home.
"We like coming here, it's a good pitch for us".
Celtic then found their second goal when Russell Martin failing to clear Kieran Tierney's cross and instead presented the ball to McGregor, who gladly dispatched it into the far corner of the net beyond the diving Wes Foderingham.
Ex-Rangers Captain Lee McCulloch Hammers Team for 'Unacceptable' Display v Celtic
In the first half we played well, scored two very good goals and had good composure.
"Andy's frustrated but I'll see him in the week and have a chat and take things from there". But he always manages to raise his game against Celtic's derby rivals and once again he was the man to spearhead victory over Rangers.
'It's easy to criticise a manager afterwards. Well, maybe so, and it still generates its energy and noise, but Celtic have reduced it to a playful game of cat-and-mouse.
"There are big games ahead of us and we have to get a response between now and the end of the season if we want to finish as we should". He has stepped in and it wasn't that long ago everyone was talking about what a good job he had done.
"These defeats are tough to take, they obviously felt they had an opportunity".
"The players need to respond for themselves". Obviously it is a very hard job'.