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    Ex-Arsenal star Giovanni van Bronckhorst on the brink of replacing Steven Gerrard as Rangers boss following Villa move

    GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST is set to return to Ibrox to replace Steven Gerrard as Rangers’ new boss.The Dutchman, who featured for the Scottish side between 1998-2001 before joining Arsenal, has been the favourite to take charge of the club.
    Former Rangers left-back Giovanni van Bronckhorst is poised to become the club’s new managerCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
    The ex-Feyenoord gaffer has been the favourite to succeed Steven Gerrard at IbroxCredit: Getty
    Van Bronckhorst, 46, recently jetted into London to hold talks with the Gers about becoming their manager after Gerrard left for Aston Villa.
    A delegation of Rangers chiefs then jetted to Amsterdam on Tuesday for further discussions.
    And SunSport understands negotiations between the club and the former Barcelona man were tonight nearing completion.
    The final detailed discussions centre around the appointment of Van Bronckhorst’s full backroom staff.
    It remains to be seen whether his right-hand man Jean-Paul van Gastel will join him at Rangers.
    Van Gastel – currently manager at Guangzhou City – had been Van Bronckhorst’s No2 at the Chinese club.

    Despite the uncertainty of whether Gastel will arrive in Glasgow, sources close to the deal believe an agreement is close to being signed, sealed and delivered – barring any last minute hitches.
    Rangers Sporting Director Ross Wilson has been leading negotiations, with club chiefs pleased with the process so far.
    During his three-year spell at Rangers, Van Bronckhorst featured in 117 games in all competitions, while scoring an impressive 22 goals.
    One of those strikes came in the 2000 Scottish Cup final as he broke the deadlock in the 4-0 win against Aberdeen.
    In total, Van Bronckhorst won the Scottish Premier League twice, along with two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.
    He will take over a side sitting top of the table after 13 games played, with the club four points ahead of rivals Celtic.
    Rangers, who could still qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League, face Hibernian on Sunday for a place in the League Cup final.
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    Man Utd keen to sign right-back with Rangers’ Nathan Patterson on transfer radar as Everton circle for £10m star

    MANCHESTER UNITED are considering a move for Rangers’ £10million-rated teen star Nathan Patterson to provide competition for right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to reports.The Red Devils and Prem rivals Everton are two of “more than a dozen teams across Europe” to have shown an interest in the 19-year-old, according to
    Patterson has earned his first three caps for Scotland in 2021Credit: Getty
    The football news platform reveals United are set to make a move for a new right-back in January after missing out on that objective in the summer.
    It says expensive outlays for Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in pre-season restricted their ability to land a full-back.
    It adds United were keen on former Spurs star Kieran Trippier and that he was keen to come but Atletico Madrid’s £30m valuation bulldozed the switch.
    The report comes amid questions over the quality of former Crystal Palace star and current first-choice right-back Wan-Bissaka.
    The article says United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a new recruit to “challenge the 23-year-old rather than just replace him.”
    It adds: “Rangers captain James Tavernier was a player considered by United in the summer.


    “But while he remains a possibility, it’s another member of Steven Gerrard’s title winning side that is now of interest – teenage sensation Nathan Patterson.”
    We reported last month that Everton were in pole position to sign Patterson after rivals Liverpool pulled out of the running.
    At the time Gers boss and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard branded the Toffees ‘jokers’ for tabling a £5m bid for the Scotland international.
    Patterson is under under contract at Ibrox until 2024 and has earned all three of his senior caps in 2021.
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    Ex-Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko puts Celtic on red alert as he targets managerial job to Britain

    ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO wants to make a managerial move to Britain — and has put Celtic and other clubs on alert.The ex-Chelsea and AC Milan striker is keen to work in the UK again after quitting as Ukraine boss after a Euro 2020 quarter final defeat to England.
    Shevchenko joined Chelsea in 2006 for a then club-record £31million feeCredit: Getty
    Shevchenko, 45, is free to move and feelers have already gone out from the top agency he works with to find out about vacancies.
    The legendary forward, who is Ukraine’s all-time top scorer with 48, even had interviews in the summer but failed to land a job.
    Now he he hopes his star name will be enough to tempt a club to take a chance.
    Sheva has only worked in a managerial capacity at international level but was a success in his five years in the Ukraine job.
    Their run to that knock-out meeting with the Three Lions was the first time Ukraine have reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship.
    There would be no problem with a work permit as the former Chelsea star has had a base in England for years.


    The 45-year-old also speaks English and and has good knowledge of the domestic game.
    His availability has got him on wish lists and he could be a surprise choice at Scottish heavyweights Celtic if Ange Postecoglou does not work out.
    The former Australia manager has had a tricky start at the Hoops with seven defeats in all competitions so far after his late arrival in the summer.
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    Rangers 0 Lyon 2: James Tavernier in own goal blunder as Steven Gerrard’s 50th European tie as boss ends in defeat

    JAMES TAVERNIER scored an own goal as Rangers lost 2-0 to Lyon at Ibrox in the opening tie of their Europa League group stage campaign.Karl Toko Ekambi had opened the scoring in the first half with a sublime finish after a blistering run down the wing.
    A calamitous own goal early in the second half left Rangers with a lot to doCredit: AFP
    Islam Slimani wheels away celebrating Lyon’s secondCredit: Getty
    John Lundstram was handed a rare start by Steven Gerrard who had earlier called this match ‘possibly the biggest challenge’ of his managerial career.
    Gerrard was taking charge of the Light Blues for the 50th time in European competition.
    Ibrox was raucous but Lyon started the brighter of the two sides and went deservedly ahead after 22 minutes through the tricky Toko Ekambi.
    The visitors capitalised on some sloppy play at the centre circle from Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent and released the Cameroonian down the right.
    Lundstram came over to occupy him but his attempts to thwart the attack were lacklustre as he backed off the winger and left a gap for him to cut inside.
    But in all fairness – the stepover was fantastic and the finish itself was sheer quality, rasping into the bottom corner past Allan McGregor.
    Lundstram was then involved in two openings for Rangers at the other end as he went down in the box but saw penalty claims waved away before he dragged a left footed shot wide from the edge of the box following terrific work by Ryan Kent in winning the ball off Lyon in their own half.

    The Scouse midfielder stepped inside and fired at goal but Anthony Lopes’ gloves were kept clean.
    Moments later Lyon could and should have had a second but Gusto curled his effort wide after being set up by Lucas Paqueta who’d nutmegged Borna Barisic at the by-line.
    Lopes was properly tested with five minutes left in the second half and it was Kent again causing problems as he skipped past the on-rushing Lyon defenders and rattled a shot towards the bottom corner only to see the keeper palm it to safety.
    Kent then went down in the box as the Ibrox crowd again called for a penalty but once more the referee saw nothing in it.

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    Rangers set about finding a way back in the second half but with only eight minutes going the uphill battle became a mountain to climb.
    Some terrible – borderline comical, even – defending from the home side ended up with Gers skipper Tavernier diverting the ball into his own goal.
    Kent won the ball back on the edge of the area, lost it immediately and Houssem Aouar forced a save from McGregor.
    A bit of pinball followed and Islam Slimani had an easy tap-in but somehow it fell to Goldson on the line, who then hit it off Tavernier and into the net.
    Lyon perhaps knew at this point that the three points would be theirs barring a monumental effort from the Glasgow side and took off goalscorer Toko Ekambi with 20 minutes left, as ex-Liverpool and Stoke ace Xherdan Shaqiri took his place.
    Gerrard had already replaced Steve Davis with winger Scott Wright but was forced into an unwanted change when Kent pulled up injured and was subbed off for Kemar Roofe.
    Fashion Sakala was also introduced late on to inject a bit of pace and he did just that when he skipped past Emerson and surged into the box from the right-hand side but the Lyon defence swarmed the six-yard area and denied him any chance of finding Alfredo Morelos who was wanting the cutback

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    Neil Lennon taking legal advice after Rangers denied him access to Ibrox saying he was security risk

    FORMER Celtic boss Neil Lennon is believed to be taking legal advice after being denied access to Ibrox.The Hoops legend and former Parkhead striker Chris Sutton were both told by Rangers they couldn’t attend tonight’s Europa League match against Lyon.
    Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon was denied entry to Ibrox tonight
    Fellow Celtic icon Chris Sutton was turned away from Ibrox tooCredit: The Sun
    Ibrox chiefs informed BT Sport that they could not guarantee their safety.
    It’s understood that Lennon is taking legal advice over possible compensation for loss of earnings as a result of Rangers’ decision.
    Lennon and Sutton had been asked by BT Sport to be their analysts for the 5.45pm kick-off between Real Betis and Celtic in Seville from a Winnebago outside the stadium and then do the same again from an open studio inside Ibrox – a 40-yard walk away – for the 8pm kick-off.
    However, Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson informed BT that the club could not ensure the pair’s security at such short notice and that, as a result, they could not be admitted inside the ground.
    BT had followed their usual protocol by contacting UEFA and Rangers with the names of those who would be working for them on Wednesday. That led to text messages later that night, which resulted in the club rejecting BT’s request for accreditation for Lennon and Sutton.
    Former Rangers stars Ally McCoist, Neil McCann, Derek McInnes and Kris Boyd have broadcast from Parkhead recently without any such issues.

    McCoist and former captain David Weir have been drafted in to replace them for the Rangers match, while the Celtic game will now be covered from BT’s studio in London.

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    Sutton, for his part, attacked the club’s response on social media.
    A BT spokesperson said: “We had hoped that Darrell Currie and the team would be able to present the coverage of both the Celtic and Rangers UEFA Europa League games live from Ibrox this evening, as we have done in the past. 
    “Rangers have since raised security concerns and so we have had to change our plans. 

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    “This evening Paul Dempsey will now present our UEFA Europa League coverage of Real Betis v Celtic alongside Stiliyan Petrov live from the BT Sport Studio in Stratford. Darrell Currie, Ally McCoist and David Weir will present Rangers v Lyon live from Ibrox.”
    Rangers insist they have fulfilled all obligations towards UEFA.
    They said: “We have complied with all UEFA contractual obligations to facilitate BT as host broadcaster. Any conjecture or speculation is both inaccurate and unhelpful.”

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    Scotland 1 Moldova 0 – Lyndon Dykes’ first-half tap-in enough for nervy but crucial win for Steve Clarke’s men

    IT should have been all-ova for Moldova long before the end.But Scotland kept the Tartan Army sweating right until the final whistle.
    Lyndon Dykes celebrates after scoring for ScotlandCredit: Willie Vass
    Nathan Patterson played a key role in the goal
    Lyndon Dykes’ 13th minute tap-in looked like sending Steve Clarke’s side on their way to a comfortable victory against one of Group F’s makeweights.
    Yet chance after chance was missed to make this the easy victory it should have been.
    Moldova – ranked 175th in the world – offered next to nothing yet still hung in the game until the last kick of the ball.
    Clarke will point to the victory as all that matters and he’s right.
    Getting all three points was the be-all and end-all here.
    But while the overall performance was decent from middle to front the finishing in front of goal had to be better.
    It was a better looking team, even on paper.
    Six changes Clarke made to the one he picked over in Copenhagen.

    Liam Cooper, Scott McKenna, Callum McGregor, Ryan Fraser, Kenny McLean and Che Adams all dropped out of the line-up and onto the bench. 
    In came Jack Hendry, Nathan Patterson, John McGinn, Kevin Nisbet, Ryan Christie and big Dykes.
    No harm to those benched.
    But it was clear even before a ball was kicked that it was a younger more vibrant group of players.
    There will be changes again for next week’s massive game against Austria in Vienna. Clarke will probably look to freshen things up like he did here.
    But he needs to replicate the level of energy that was evident at kick-off here.
    Listen, this result should have been much, much more comfortable than it turned out to be. Scotland’s finishing has to be better in front of goals in the games ahead.
    But the overall performance was still good enough win deserve the win.
    Patterson and McGinn were particularly key to it all, along with Billy Gilmour who kept his place from Copenhagen and ran the show in the middle of the park.
    In Patterson Scotland have a proper talent and someone who had the world at his feet. 
    While ‘Super John’ just brings something to this team that no other player’s got. The supporters adore him and show it by constantly singing his name, just in case he ever forgets what he means to them.
    It’s those three players who give the Tartan Army the most hope.
    Scotland had more than enough chances to win easily and score some goals to boost confidence and raise morale.
    But Moldova offered next to nothing as an attacking force.
    It seemed like when Scotland took the lead after 13 minuets they’d really grab the initiative but it didn’t quite turn out that way.
    The goal came from Patterson pressing the game so high up the pitch.
    He won the ball in an area where teams want to win it, played a one-two with Kevin Nisbet and forcing a save from the Moldova keeper.
    Unfortunately for him he only got a hand to the ball and Dykes simply had to hit the net with a tap-in from two yards.
    It was the perfect start.
    It would have been such an easier night had Clarke’s men been able to get a killer second goal before the stroke of half-time.


    And there were enough opportunities.
    Kieran Tierney should have buried a header from a corner before skipper Andy Robertson, on his 50th cap, blasted high over the crossbar from inside the box.
    KT had another go from distance with Billy Gilmour also chancing his arm with a shot from 25 yards.
    Moldova didn’t have that kind of quality in their side, albeit they did have one or two moments in the first-half to give them some encouragement.
    Striker Mihail Ghecev didn’t miss the target by much after cutting inside off the right.
    But Scotland’s only real enemy going into the second-half was complacency. There was absolutely nothing to suggest they wouldn’t get another couple of goals to seal the victory to take over to Austria.
    That’s what the supporters were expecting as they roared the team back out onto the pitch as Runrig blasted out the PA system.
    Maybe it was only natural that the high levels of energy would drop the longer the game wore on but there were still chances for Scotland to put the game to bed.

    McGinn pounced on poor play out from the back and could have got a goal.
    While Gilmour missed a glorious opportunity to score in 61 minutes when he failed to hit the target from inside the box.
    With only one goal in it, anything was possible.
    Moldova hadn’t troubled Craig Gordon at any stage in the game but Clarke made changes in the closing stages to try and shore things up and avoid anything stupid from happening.
    McGinn, Nisbet, Gilmour, Robertson and Dykes were all taken off and replaced by McGregor, Adams, McLean, Cooper and David Turnbull.
    Scotland kept searching for a second goal to seal victory but the Moldova keeper kept escaping.
    In 86 minutes Christie became the final player to blow a chance of a goal after doing brilliantly to create a yard of space for himself on the edge of the box.
    He looked all set to score but leaned back on his shot and the ball flew over.
    It was just one of those nights in front of goal – apart from that one tap-in Dykes had early on. The one touch of the ball that mattered most of all.
    Billy Gilmour was unable to cap his performance with a goal
    Scotland star Kevin Nisbet in action against MoldovaCredit: Willie Vass
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    Denmark 2 Scotland 0 – Tough lesson for Steve Clarke’s side as Wass and Maehle punish sorry and short-handed Scots

    FOR Denmark this was a walk in the Parken.An effortless summer evening’s stroll in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen.
    Maehle steers in the killer second goal in the space of a minute
    For Scotland it was a plodding slog in Denmark’s capital.
    Blunderful, blunderful for Steve Clarke in this World Cup qualification defeat.
    Two goals conceded in the space of a first-half minute.
    There was no way back for Clarke’s side after that.
    Kenny McLean is unable to stop events going against Scotland at the Parken Stadium
    But it almost felt like this result was on the cards before a ball was even kicked.
    Injury call offs and Covid chaos did the Scotland boss no favours with his squad decimated before even arriving here.
    Yet the Tartan Army watching at home will maybe still feel their manager didn’t make things easier for himself either.
    When it came to his team selection Clarke’s options were clearly extremely limited.
    Having lost no less than seven players from his original squad it was no easy line-up to pick. Or predict.
    The loss of Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Stephen O’Donnell and Nathan Patterson hardly made the manager’s job any easier.
    Denmark were also without eight of their top men, let’s not forget.
    But while they still had 12 substitutes sitting on their bench, Scotland only had eight.

    Yet Clarke’s critics will say he was still guilty of over-thinking things.
    Andy Robertson at wing-back is a role the Liverpool star has come accustomed to in a Scotland shirt. But on the left.
    Here he was handed the armband as skipper on his 49th cap and asked to start over on the right.
    Clarke was maybe hoping his experienced captain would be able to cope with the threat of Maehle given the dynamic Dane’s talent at getting forward and cutting inside off that flank.
    But for Robertson the task was easier said than done. Like so often in a dark blue jersey, he covered himself in little glory.
    In fairness, through, he wasn’t the only one.
    Denmark are a top class side, so let’s get that right.
    In the likes of Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen and Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard they have proper European class players.
    They made Clarke’s players look ordinary in comparison in a dire first-half.
    Conceding once early on was bad enough for Scotland. Losing a second goal within 60 seconds was just abysmal.
    But that was the upshot as the ball flew past Craig Gordon twice in quick succession the 14th and 15th minutes.
    Daniel Wass ran off Kieran Tierney for the opener
    The Danes’ first was scored by Daniel Wass who timed his run into the box perfectly to get on the end of a diagonal ball from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
    Kieran Tierney completely lost the Valencia star and was caught on the blindside. Wass just had to nod the ball on target to score and he was never going to miss.
    The Parken Stadium erupted but their supporters hadn’t even returned to their sears before they were celebrating again.
    This time the sensational Damsgaard flicked a cute ball into the box which was controlled by Maehl on the run before he slid the ball through Gordon’s legs.
    It was devastating from Denmark.
    There was so much energy in their play with Kasper Hjulmand’s side pumped up and raring to go all over the pitch.
    Scotland just couldn’t get going.
    Billy Gilmour is one of the biggest talents in English football for his ability to dictate play with the ball at his feet.
    But he was continuously bypassed with far too many hopeful balls played up top to striker Che Adams.
    Steve Clarke had his work cut out
    Denmark No1 Kasper Schmeichel literally didn’t have a single save to make in the first-half and barely touched the ball.
    Clarke had to change things at half-time and in fairness he did.
    Centre-back Scott McKenna was taken off and replaced with striker Lyndon Dykes in an alteration which allowed Robertson to shift back into his more natural position on the left.
    Ryan Fraser moved to the right with Tierney dropping back into the heart of defence.
    There was suddenly a better shape to the team.
    But nothing was going to improve for Scotland while they continued to pass the ball so poorly.
    There had to be better quality in possession if Denmark were going to be put under any pressure whatsoever.
    But there were definite signs of improvement.
    Gilmour starts to get on the ball and showed glimpses of his class in moments when he dropped the shoulder to get out of tight situations and then burst forward.
    The Danes celebrate
    If anyone in the team can hold their head high this morning then it’s the wee man.
    He had a shot from the edge of the box which flashed past Schmeichel’s right-hand post. 
    Shortly after that Robertson burst forward and got as far as the Danish box before thinking twice about shooting on his weaker right foot and the chance was gone.
    With a comfortable two-goal lead Denmark were playing in second gear, though.
    They got themselves into a situation where they didn’t need to exert themselves too much.
    Thomas Delaney had a shot which Gordon did well to save but the home side were more satisfied with keeping the ball than inflicting any more damage.
    That said, Scotland could have made things interesting with ten minutes to go had Fraser been able to beat Schmeichel when a chance came his way inside the box.
    It was a real opportunity to pull a goal back.
    But Fraser’s side-footed shot low to the Leicester star’s right brought an outstanding stop from him as he clawed the ball around the post and out for a corner.
    It was just too little too late from Scotland who must now raise their game considerably against Moldova at Hampden on Saturday.

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    Rangers 1 Celtic 0 LIVE REACTION: Gers take first Old Firm derby win of season as Helander scores header – updates

    SWEDISH star Filip Helander has given Rangers a priceless win in the Old Firm Derby as he headed in Borna Barisic’s corner.Celtic fans will be spitting feathers after Odsonne Edouard missed a first-half sitter with only the keeper to beat, six yards out.
    And Steven Gerrard missed the whole spectacle in front of a full Ibrox as he was isolating after a coronavirus scare.
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    So in what most people predicted would be a high scoring game ended up being decided by a 66th minute header but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
    Celtic controlled around two thirds of the possession in the first 45 but failed to create many clear cut chances.
    However, the chance they did create fell to the man Ange Postecoglou would have wanted it to fall to in Odsonne Eduoard.
    But the Frenchman fluffed his lines, missing an absolute sitter from about 5-yards-out.
    Andthen, Ryan Kent had the chance to add to Celtic’s misery when his shot hit the outside of the post moments later.
    The second 45 saw the Scottish Champions come flying out the blocks and although they never had more possession, Gary McAllister’s men were inflicting some serious pressure on that Celtic back-line.
    Shot after shot, wave after wave of attack, the Hoops were in trouble.
    And pressure eventually made diamonds thanks to a brilliant cross from Borna Barisic met by Filip Helander at the back-stick.
    Rangers would go on to see out the victory with not much of a threat on their goal mouth apart from the odd shot by Japanese international Kyogo Furuhashi.
    Thanks for tuning in this afternoon people and I hope you all have a fantastic Sunday.
    Credit: @RangerFC
    And here are the next batch of games Ange Postecoglou was referring to in his post-match press conference.
    Celtic welcome Ross County in the Scottish Premiership before travelling to Spain to take on Real Betis in the Europa League.
    Then shortly after that follows games against Livingston, Raith Rovers and Dundee United.

    Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has been through high’s and low’s in hist short managerial career in Scotland, but he these quotes sound like he is a man with a plan going forward.
    It’s been a difficult month, we are throwing guys in at different times. As soon as the window ends, we’ll settle our squad down and start building for the next batch of games because we are willing to hit some form and start winning games.Ange PostecoglouSkySports
    After the international break, the Scottish Champions travel to St. Johnstone and welcome Motherwell to the Ibrox Stadium in the Scottish Premiership.
    But in between those fixtures, Steven Gerrard’s men have a blockbuster Europa League encounter against Lyon.

    Congratulations to Leon Balogun who was crowned Man of the Match in today’s old firm derby.
    The Rangers defender done a lot of the dirty work and ran his socks off.
    Credit: @SkySportsStattto
    And that victory for Rangers means that they have now extended their club record home League winning run to 21 matches and the Champions have kept 17 cleans sheets in that time.
    In addition to that, it is the first time the Hoops have failed to beat Rangers on six consecutive occasions since January 1999 – March 2000.
    Are Steven Gerrard’s men beginning to regain their status as the Kings of Scotland again?
    Here is the goal which got the Scottish Champions over the line by Filip Helander.

    Gary McAllister has stepped in for Steven Gerrard whilst he has been absent due to covid-19 and he has been doing an amazing job.
    But the Scotsman was more delighted with, the players, the performance and the fans today rather than lapping up all the plaudits for himself.
    It’s been a very strange three or four days, players playing with injuries today, no idea who was available right up to this morning, Covid and close contact protocols. But you have seen a club come together today and wow the fans were outstanding.Gary McAllisterSkySports
    So with that win, the Scottish Champions shoot up to third in the table and only a point off the league leaders.
    As for Celtic, they stay in sixth and already find themselves playing catch-up four games into the season.
    It was a real end-to-end match and there wasn’t much to separate the sides shown by the statistics.
    But the all important figure is the one right at the top.

    Rangers strike first in the first old firm derby this season thanks to a header from Filip Helander.
    Credit @RangersFC
    90+4. Filip Helander gets the ball clear and the 50,000 fans inside Ibrox go crazy because that should be it.
    Steven Davis pinched the ball off of Callum McCgregor before slipping it through to the subsitute.
    But Sakala couldn’t get enough power on his strike to unsettle Joe Hart.
    90+1. Four minutes left for Celtic to snatch a point from this end-to-end encounter but they need to get the ball first.
    The Champions are really showing their experience.
    88. An old firm legend is about to come on for Rangers to see out the game.

    Ryan Kent – OFF
    Scott Ardield – ON

    Furuhashi went through on goal and instead of shooting like last time, he opted to pass it.
    You just can’t write this.
    Kyogo Furuhashi found himself in acres of space on the right hand side of Rangers’ box and instead of squaring it to Ryan Christie, the Japanese striker decided to shoot.
    But a big left boot from McCorie in between the Rangers sticks kept his side out in front.
    I don’t blame him for shooting especially when you have nine goals in all competitions already.
    However if Furuhashi decided to pass the ball across goal, it was a certain tap in.
    83. Another attacking change in the offing made by Gary McAllister.

    Alfredo Morelos – OFF
    Fashion Sakala – ON

    82. False alarm people, he Rangers forward just lost his footing on route to goal.
    Initially it looked as if Starfelt pulled his shirt denying him of a goal scoring opportunity but the replays showed that it was a correct decision by the referee.
    Well done Kevin Clancy.
    80. The Hoops are beginning to control possession again but Rangers are just sitting back inviting the danger.
    This could be a dangerous move from Gary McAllister’s boys.
    76. With less than 15 minutes to go, Celtic need to dig deep if they are to get anything from this game.
    A goal down, no fans, loss of momentum, it’s looking like a tough assignment to complete at the moment.
    But you just never know.
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