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88'
A. Ralston
Yellow Card
82'
N. Bitton
Yellow Card
42'
C. Carter-Vickers
Goal
1 - 2
7'
T. Rogić
Goal
1 - 1
3'
A. Ramsey
R. Kent
1 - 0

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Possession
60% 39%
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5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 511 335
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Celtic CEL Celtic 33 26 4 3 78 19 +59 82 W W W W W
2 Rangers RAN Rangers 33 23 7 3 67 27 +40 76 W L W W W
3 Hearts HEA Hearts 33 16 9 8 48 33 +15 57 W D W D W
4 Dundee United DUU Dundee United 33 10 11 12 31 37 -6 41 D D W D L
5 Ross County ROS Ross County 33 10 10 13 45 52 -7 40 W D L W W
6 Motherwell MOT Motherwell 33 10 10 13 38 50 -12 40 D W L D L
7 Hibernian HIB Hibernian 33 9 11 13 31 37 -6 38 L D L D D
8 Livingston LIV Livingston 33 10 8 15 35 43 -8 38 D L L L W
9 Aberdeen ABE Aberdeen 33 9 9 15 38 42 -4 36 L D W L L
10 St. Mirren STM St. Mirren 33 8 12 13 30 50 -20 36 L L L W L
11 St. Johnstone STJ St. Johnstone 33 7 9 17 21 44 -23 30 L W W D L
12 Dundee DUN Dundee 33 5 10 18 29 57 -28 25 D D L L D

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Commentary

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Rangers have to pick themselves up after their defeat as they take on Sporting Braga in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash on the road on Thursday. Celtic are next in action next Saturday against St Johnstone at Celtic Park.
Celtic secure a huge 2-1 win over Rangers at Ibrox in their Scottish Premiership clash to move six points clear of their Old Firm rivals at the top of the table. Goals from Tomas Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers delivered the three points for the Bhoys after Aaron Ramsey had put the home side ahead after three minutes. Rangers pressed in the second half, but could not conjure an equaliser to fall to a damaging defeat. The path is clear for Ange Postecoglou and his team to march towards the title now.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: RANGERS 1-2 CELTIC
90' + 5' Kent tries to take on Bitton, but he loses out before he can threaten in the Celtic half. Time is almost up for the Gers.
90' + 3' Roofe is caught offside as he attempts to attack a cross from Goldson. The forward has not been at his best today.
90' + 2' It's all hands on deck for Celtic at the back as Rangers pile men forward into the box.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
90' WIDE! Roofe rises to attack a cross from the left flank from Bassey. However, the forward can only glance his header wide of the left post.
90' Sakala sends a dangerous low cross into the middle from the right flank, but it's a green and white shirt that is there first to clear the danger as Ralston hammers it away.
89' SAVE! Tavernier threads the ball through to Aribo in the Celtic box, but the midfielder places a tame effort into the hands of Hart.
A. Ralston
Yellow Card
88' Ralston brings downs Kent on the left flank with a reckless challenge and goes into the book.
86' Starfelt makes a vital clearance in the Celtic box to direct a precise cross from Bassey away from Tavernier on the charge behind him.
84' WIDE! Goldson makes a break forward from the back and clips a cross into the middle. Arfield misses the flick-on, but Roofe attacks it with an outstretched boot, only to send his effort wide of the right post.
83' BLOCK! Kent twists and turns in the final third and goes for a strike on his left foot that is blocked by a wall of green and white shirts in the six-yard box.
N. Bitton
Yellow Card
82' Bitton pulls back Lundstram down the right flank and goes into the book.
81' WHAT A SAVE! McGregor keeps Rangers in the game with a brilliant stop to deny Abada. The forward latches on to a cutback from Ralston and has time and space to pick his spot. McGregor spreads himself and turns the ball over the bar with a firm hand.
80' Rangers' desperation is showing on the field. Their distribution at the back is becoming laboured and inaccurate.
78' Kent delivers a precise cross into the box from the left flank, but Giakoumakis makes a vital clearance in his own box to divert it away from Roofe.
77' CHANCE! Abada has the chance to surely wrap up the three points for the Bhoys, but he smashes a right-footed strike wide of the target from the inside-right channel after being picked out by Giakoumakis.
D. Turnbull
M. O'Riley
76' O'Riley caught a hard challenge from Aribo and is forced to make way. Turnbull replaces the midfielder.
L. Abada
Jota
76' Jota makes way for the visitors from the final third and is replaced by Abada.
75' SAVE! Sakala cuts inside following an offload from Arfield and he fires low and hard on his left foot towards the bottom-right corner, but Hart makes a fine save before Roofe is caught offside from the rebound.
73' Bassey charges down the left flank and delivers a dangerous cross into the middle, but Carter-Vicker does enough to divert it away from Roofe.
A. Ralston
G. Taylor
71' Ralston replaces Taylor, who was forced to make way with a leg injury.
70' Rangers recycle possession in the final third as Bassey tees up Kent to strike, but his effort is charged down.
69' Tavernier whips a dangerous cross into the box from the right flank that only requires a touch, but it flashes across the face of goal.
67' SAVE! Lundstram lines up a drive on his left foot that travels through a crowd of players, but Hart watches it all the way into his hands.
S. Arfield
R. Jack
66' Jack is replaced by Arfield in the Rangers midfield.
F. Sakala
A. Ramsey
65' Ramsey scored the opener, but faded after the fact. Sakala enters the fold to replace him.
C. Carter-Vickers
Yellow Card
65' Carter-Vickers wipes out Roofe on the charge and goes into the book, joining Giakoumakis.
G. Giakoumakis
Yellow Card
64' Giakoumakis goes into the book for a challenge on Roofe.
M. O'Riley
T. Rogić
62' Rogic has enjoyed a fine afternoon and is now replaced by O'Riley.
N. Bitton
R. Hatate
62' Hatate is withdrawn from the middle of the park for the Bhoys and is replaced by Bitton.
61' Jack has space on the left flank and tries to poke a cross into the box that Carter-Vickers blocks. It hits the arm of the defender, but it is next to his side and the appeals for a spot-kick are rebuffed.
60' Kent wastes a great chance on the counter for the home side with a poor cross into the middle that fails to beat Starfelt.
58' After a solid opening to the half, Rangers are once again on the back foot as Celtic have settled into a rhythm.
56' Tavernier almost presents Giakoumakis with a great chance to turn and shoot with a poor header. However, Goldson reacts to deny the forward before he can line up a drive at goal.
55' OVER! Kent turns away from his man on the edge of the Celtic box and angles a strike at goal, but he lifts his effort harmlessly over the bar.
54' Ramsey surges down the right flank and digs out a cross to the back post, but Aribo cannot connect on the slide.
51' Taylor puts in a vital challenge at the back for the Bhoys, dispossessing Kent just when it appeared he had found room to fire at goal.
49' Tavernier and Bassey lift crosses into the box from the right and left flank that the Bhoys clear. Aribo gathers and lifts the ball over the top for Ramsey, but the midfielder mistimes his run and is caught offside.
47' Kent probes down the left flank and sends a low cross into the box, but Hart gets down to gather at his near post.
46' We're back under way at Ibrox.
There is a delay to the start of the second half after a broken bottle was thrown in the vicinity of Joe Hart's goal. The ground staff at Ibrox are currently clearing the field.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has a massive teamtalk ahead of him at the break. Rangers' title hopes hang in the balance, and what was looking like a good afternoon after the third minute could turn out to be one of great disappointment unless they can score twice in the second half.
Celtic have come from behind to lead the Old Firm derby clash against Rangers at Ibrox. Aaron Ramsey handed the Gers a perfect start to the contest by scoring in the third minute. However, Tom Rogic responded four minutes later with a clinical finish inside the Rangers box. The Bhoys gradually took hold of the contest, and Cameron Carter-Vickers fired them ahead just before the break, dispatching a low strike through a crowd of players.
45' HALF-TIME: RANGERS 1-2 CELTIC
45' Kent makes a burst down the left flank and looks for Ramsey again, but his cutback evades the Wales international.
C. Carter-Vickers
Goal
42' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! CARTER-VICKERS FIRES HOME!!!!!!!! 2-1 CELTIC!!!!!! The Bhoys take the lead as Carter-Vickers fires low and hard following a scramble in the box to find the back of the net. Taylor lifts a delivery in from the left flank high towards the back post that Starfelt knocks down into a dangerous area. Lundstram fails to clear the danger and Carter-Vickers pounces with a fine left-footed strike, firing through a crowd to find the net. Celtic deserve their lead before the break.
J. Lundstram
Yellow Card
41' Lundstram catches Giakoumakis with a late boot and goes into the book.
40' CHANCE! Maeda latches on to precise throughball from Rogic, but he fails to fire at goal amid the presence of McGregor and goes down looking for penalty, which is turned down by the referee.
39' Celtic are gaining the upper hand in the contest as we approach the break. A goal now would be huge for the Bhoys.
38' WIDE! Jota probes down the left flank and he gets half-a-yard on Ramsey to lift a cross to the back post, but Giakoumakis plants his header wide of the right post.
36' SAVE AND BLOCK! Juranovic sends Maeda behind the Rangers defence, but McGregor does well to push the ball away from the forward as he tries to round the keeper. Rogic latches on to the rebound and fires at goal, only to be denied by a great block from Goldson in the right place at the right time.
34' Aribo looks for a penalty after colliding with Starfelt in the box, but the referee is not interested in his appeal for a spot-kick.
32' Tavernier sends two dangerous crosses into the box which results in Giakoumakis has to diverting one over the bar and then Maeda has to deflect a header from Goldson behind at the near post.
30' Kent has time to release Bassey down the left flank, but he sends his offload straight to Juranovic. Rangers are almost exposed down the left flank before cover arrives.
28' OVER! Jota turns away from Aribo on the edge of the Rangers box and launches a strike at goal on his right foot that sails over the bar.
26' Kent puts Hart under pressure at the back with the ball at his feet, forcing the Celtic keeper to clear into touch.
25' CHANCE! Taylor breaks in behind Tavernier down the left flank, but Goldson does enough to halt his progress. Rogic latches on to the loose ball following a challenge, only to lose his composure at the vital moment, firing over the bar. He had to hit the target there.
22' Today's Old Firm derby is the first time that both Rangers and Celtic have scored in the opening 10 minutes of a league meeting between the two sides since December 2002 - a game which finished 3-2 to Rangers.
20' Bassey almost releases Aribo behind the Celtic defence with a brilliant cross-field pass, but Taylor reacts to make a vital challenge to prevent the midfielder from firing at goal.
19' Celtic have settled into the game after being put on the ropes in the early stages. Rogic and McGregor are controlling proceedings in the middle of the park.
17' Jota collects on the right flank and lifts a precise delivery to the back post, but Goldson is on hand to clear over his own bar ahead of Maeda.
16' It has been a frenetic start to the contest, but Van Bronckhorst will feel aggrieved that his side allowed their lead to slip.
14' Tavernier clips a cross to the inside-left channel for the run of Goldson, but the defender moves a fraction too soon and is caught offside.
13' Starfelt brings down Aribo with a lunge, handing the home side a free-kick in a useful position.
12' Roofe turns the ball around the corner towards Ramsey, but Starfelt makes an interception. Tavernier pounces on a loose ball and sends a low effort at goal on his left foot that Hart gathers.
10' Lundstram works the ball to Aribo on the edge of the Celtic box, but he sees his effort charged down. He feeds Ramsey on the rebound, but the midfielder is offside as he launches his strike at goal that Hart turns over anyway.
T. Rogić
Goal
7' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! ROGIC RESPONDS FOR CELTIC!!!! 1-1!!!!! The midfielder pounces on a rebound from Hatate's strike and blasts home a strike from the inside-right channel. McGregor makes a great burst forward for the visitors to raid into the box past Bassey, He feeds Rogic, who is denied by Goldson with a good block. Hatete gathers on the edge of the penalty area and fires towards the target. McGregor makes the save, but can only palm it straight to Rogic, who converts with a clinical strike.
6' CLOSE! Tavernier finds space down the right flank and whips a dangerous cross to the back post. Kent makes a move, but just cannot reach it with his left foot as Juranovic is ball-watching once more.
5' Ramsey makes another burst forward into the final third, but he clips his cross straight into the grasp of Hart.
R. Kent
Assist
3' Kent makes a good burst down the left flank and picks out Ramsey with a precise cross to allow the home side to take the lead.
A. Ramsey
Goal
3' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! RAMSEY SENDS IBROX INTO RAPTURES!!!!!! 1-0 RANGERS!!!!!!!! Ramsey clips a left-footed strike at goal from close range, which beats the hands of Hart to find the back of the net. Bassey sends Kent down the left flank, surging past Juranovic into space. Kent spots Ramsey free in the middle, and the midfielder converts with a neat finish.
2' Tavernier bends a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank that just evades the outstretched leg of Balogun at the back post.
1' Jota brings down Bassey on the left flank and it hands Rangers a chance to send an early cross into the box.
1' We're under way at Ibrox.
Rangers have won each of their last three home league matches against Celtic; the Gers haven’t won four home Old Firm derbies in a row in the league since April 1998.
Postecoglou was optimistic that Kyogo Furuhashi would be fit to face Rangers, but the forward is not even amongst the substitutes this afternoon, which will be a massive disappointment for the Bhoys. Celtic are unchanged from their win over Ross County last time out, with Giakoumakis, Jota and Maeda leading the attack.
Rangers are without Alfredo Morelos in the final third due to injury, which is a blow considering his presence in the fixture in the past. Van Bronckhorst has made four changes to his side from their win over Dundee last time out. Roofe replaces Morelos to lead the line, while Balogun slots into the defence in place of Helander. Jack and Aribo start in the middle of the park as Arfield and Sands drop to the bench.
CELTIC SUBS: Nir Bitton, Liel Abada, David Turnbull, James McCarthy, Michael Johnston, Yosuke Ideguchi, Scott Bain, Matt O'Riley, Anthony Ralston.
CELTIC (4-3-3): Joe Hart; Josip Juranovic, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt, Greg Taylor; Tomos Ragic, Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate; Jota, Georgios Giakoumakis, Daizen Maeda.
RANGERS SUBS: Filip Helander, Amad Diallo, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, James Sands, Junior Fashion Sakala, Borna Barisic, Jon McLaughlin, Scott Arfield.
RANGERS (4-2-3-1): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey; John Lundstram, Ryan Jack; Joe Aribo, Aaron Ramsey, Ryan Kent; Kemar Roofe.
Celtic are in the position where they can afford to manage the game. Their lead and superior goal difference means that they do not have to win to remain on course to win the crown. Ange Postecoglou's men halted Rangers' winning run in the Old Firm with a 3-0 victory in the last meeting between the sides in February, which has proved to be vital in maintaining their advantage at the top of the table. The Bhoys carry a 25-match unbeaten run in the SPL into the contest, and know that extending their record to 26 could be defining for their title hopes.
Rangers have to force the issue this afternoon in their bid to beat out Celtic for the SPL crown. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's trail their bitter rivals by three points at the top of the table, but will draw level on points with them with a victory although it will not be enough to surpas the Bhoys given their superior goal difference. It will be a tense battle and arguably the most pivotal Old Firm derby in the context of a title race in some time. Van Bronckhorst's men are in good form, having reeled off three wins on the bounce, including their 2-1 triumph over Dundee on the road last time out.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox.