Celtic will now take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final; the prospect of back-to-back domestic trebles still very much on for Rodgers' side.
"We have played particularly well here at Hampden, be it semi-finals or finals", Gordon said.
Thousands of Rangers fans streamed out of Hampden before the final whistle prompting a disconsolate Murty to say: 'I would apologise to them for the game. You can't get away from it.
"I'm frustrated, I didn't think we turned up in the first half", Murty said.
Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday, back in the starting line-up, vented his frustration at being removed five minutes before the interval, replaced by Josh Windass.
Asked about his appetite for staying on, he said: "I am not going to talk about my role, I think it would be churlish and selfish in the extreme to talk about my own situation in the rawness of that".
"I wouldn't have been happy if I was taken off". We knew as soon as we got the ball down on a half-decent pitch, with the speed we move the ball, Rangers didn't know how to adapt and deal with it.
Rodgers praised the composure of his whole team as they secured Celtic's place in the Scottish Cup final, where they will face Motherwell, who held them to a goalless draw at Fir Park in March. When you play for Celtic or manage Celtic the expectations are huge. "It is about making sure they turn that into positives and energy to power us through to the end of the season, rather than allowing it to be disruptive".
Moussa Dembele hit the post inside five minutes from Olivier Ntcham's wonderfully placed cross into the box which set the tone for the afternoon. 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.