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Extra Time: Such a perfect day for Neil Lennon after Elton John call

Extra Time: Such a perfect day for Neil Lennon after Elton John call

The Hoops manager was hailed by rock legend Rod Stewart after Wednesday's historic win over the Blaugrana and has now had a call of praise from the former Watford owner




Celtic’s amazing win over Barcelona will stick in the memory forever, particularly the Bhoys' Tiny Dancer on the touchline, Neil Lennon.

Sir Elton John is the latest figure to praise the Ulsterman, who will surely be pleading Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me as he soaks up the acclaim from all corners.

As is the Circle of Life, it was one of the SPL club's youngsters who hit the winning goal, with Tony Watt hoping his career will not fade like a Candle in the Wind after his world-stopping moment.

Sir Elton was previously the owner of Watford and saw them reach the FA Cup final in 1984, but was left thinking I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues after Everton beat the Hornets 2-0.

Lennon was also praised by Rod Stewart, a fan of the club, after the 2-1 success over Barca and will hope to be saying I'm Still Standing with Celtic in the draw for the knockout phase after their remaining two group games.

"I got a call yesterday from Sir Elton John, believe it or not, congratulating me," Lennon told reporters.

"I don't think he was emotional as Rod [Stewart], but he was telling me about when Watford got to the 1984 cup final and he cried before the game.

"He was very knowledgeable about the game and knew a lot about myself. It was great for him to take time out before he goes to Australia on tour."

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