As usual with any Old Firm game, opinions were flying around on social media in the aftermath of the match. Here are the pick of the bunch.
WHAT CELTIC FANS SAID
@marcmcardle1: Mark Warburton says the so-called gap between Celtic and Rangers isn’t as big as people think. I’ll have some of what he’s having.
@Moravcik67_: Warbuton is right. The gap between Celtic and the Rangers is narrower. But only because we’re coming back round to lap them.
@Raffaelopietro: I don’t think I’ve ever seen Celtic win a match in which they carried so much bad luck. Rogers can walk on water.
@aHellofaBeating: Celtic dominance demonstrated in match stats; almost identical to the 5-1 win. Only difference less clinical finishing/better goalkeeping?
WHAT RANGERS FANS SAID
@RangersCulture: Great improvement Rangers. Didn’t offer a lot going forward. But we looked like the passion was there today. Chin up. We go again.
@NathC1994: The last time I accepted a negative outlook of a game was Walters 5-4-1 against Barcelona that was acceptable not today.
@CemetryGates89: Too many individual mistakes. That’s the difference there - they have better players, but daft mistakes are the difference as ever.
@ibroxrocks: There’s a gulf and it was never going to close this quickly. But we learned from the first game and let’s see where we are in May.
WHAT THE JOURNALISTS SAID
@BBCTomEnglish: Good semi-final, that. Not a 5-1 day for Celtic (though it could have been). Twenty four attempts on goal for them. One finally counted.
@BBCchrismclaug: Gap closing? Maybe a smidgeon but the 1-0 score line flattered Rangers. Celtic battered them for most of the match.
@GordonWaddell: As comprehensive a 1-0 as you’ll ever see. Celtic infinitely superior in ever department, depth included.
@The_Tman10: Garner cost more than Dembele let that sink in for a minute. Recruitment is EVERYTHING.
ON THE BT SPORT PANEL
@craig_killie: Not a huge fan of the “late night local radio phone in” vibe to the @btsportfootball commentary today.
@Oldfirmfacts1: Terry really putting the ‘Butcher’ in ‘Butcher every viewer’s enjoyment of this game please’.
@robbiecoull89: Chris Sutton and Terry Butcher are like two loud drunken slavers in the pub that I’m trying to ignore and wish they’d leave.
@timomouse: Just heard that, after spending today with Butcher and Sutton, Derek Rae has now completed the experience element of his NVQ in Childcare.
@DuncMcKay: A late winner at Hampden against Rangers? Once again Celtic following Hibs’ lead.
@craig_killie: If this was an English Premier League game then folk would be saying “If this was a Scottish game then people would be slating it.”
@Oldfirmfacts1: Joey Barton frustrated after missing 2 Old Firm games in a row.
@TheCelticWiki: The big difference between today & 5-1 game was Craig Thomson’s ability to protect the Rangers defence much more effectively than Barton.
@Aidan_Celtic: I wouldn’t want to be a toilet at Hampden today.
@ibroxrocks: It’s been like the last scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in our box today.
@Deasybhoy: Least Joey Barton has company in Scott Brown’s pocket now that Andy Halliday is in too...