Their reward will be a return to Hampden, for the Scottish Cup final against Motherwell in late May.
It was an uphill battle from thereon for Rangers, they had a man sent off early in the second half and Celtic proceeded to score another two goals.
"There should be frustration and anger, it is just about turning that into positives and energy to power you through to the end of the season, rather than allow it to be disruptive."
Refusing to discuss his own tarnished prospects of landing the job on a permanent basis Murty parried: 'I'm not going to talk about my role.
Murty said: "This is the worst I've felt in my career, without a doubt". In the first half we played well, scored two very good goals and had good composure.
Rodgers, meanwhile, said: "I think what the players have done over the past couple of seasons has inspired the supporters into believing the impossible". "We have to put a performance in that is worthy of their support".
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The Irishman said: "I think we played well and had a real edge to our game and we deserved to get to the Final". We didn't do enough to make them want to stay in the stadium today'.
"We had really good opportunities to claw something back from the game and we haven't managed to do it". I completely understand his frustration, but I was reacting to a situation in the game and I was looking at a different shape to the team.
Asked if evidence of Rangers edging closer to Celtic had now become a mirage, the club's under-20 boss responded: 'That's the million dollar question isn't it?
"In the first-half, we were very dominant and in control, so I'm very pleased. I will speak to him in the week, we will have a chat and move forward from there".
"We just knew as soon as we turned up that we were going to win", he commented.
"Andy is frustrated. But if you deal with people in an emotional state, you get an emotional response".