Most pundits when they get it badly wrong with a prediction move on swiftly, perhaps focussing on the Ballon D’Or prospects for the latest star to arrive at Ibrox.
The hype going into the match was incredible, after enjoying a 2-0 win the Celtic boss wasn’t slow to call out Sky Sports and others for the narrative going into the match.
Last week it was all about Steven Gerrard, his crowning moment as he built on two home wins over Celtic last season to take control of this season’s title race.
As Lennon picked up his Manager of the Month award for August his opposite number was enjoying a sunny break but when he gets back to business this week the focus is firmly on Steven Gerrard in a two horse race.
In The Sun he explains:
HANDS up, I didn’t see Celtic winning the derby without breaking sweat. Fair play to Neil Lennon, who outfoxed Steven Gerrard.
But Rangers’ pathetic performance was among the worst in the recent history of this fixture. Gerrard had two centre-backs who couldn’t make a forward pass, a clueless midfield and a striker playing in a different postcode to his team-mates.
Carrying the weight of expectation for the first time, Gers crumbled. Early days, but the defeat leaves Gerrard one league loss from a crisis.
On Saturday Celtic kick off at 12 noon against Hamilton Accies, an away win will put Celtic six points clear at the top of the table as Livingston roll into Ibrox.