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Celtic 2-1 Rangers

Celtic on brink of title after Old Firm derby win

2024/05/11 15:32

Celtic have taken a significant step towards claiming the Scottish Premiership title this season following a 2-1 win over 10-man Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Celtic Park.

The flurry of goals unfolded within a mere five minutes, commencing with Matt O'Riley's opener in the 35th minute as his left-footed strike from the edge of the area found the back of the net.

Just three minutes later, Rangers' John Lundstram inadvertently doubled Celtic's lead by diverting a Daizen Maeda cross into his own net.

The visitors managed to narrow the deficit two minutes later when Cyriel Dessers nodded home from close range.

However, Rangers' woes were compounded before half-time as Lundstram received a red card for a reckless challenge on Alistair Johnston.

Although Jack Butland denied O'Riley from the penalty spot in the 55th minute, giving Rangers a lifeline, it wasn't sufficient to thwart Celtic's victory.

The result left Brendan Rodgers's side with a six-point lead over second-placed Rangers with only two games remaining, with the Hoops having a superior goal difference over their rivals.



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2024-05-11 18h02m by eedwards
As a die-hard Celtic fan, I am beyond satisfied with our team's performance in the Old Firm derby. What a game! Our boys truly stepped up and showed why we are the top team in Scotland. And that goal from O'Riley was pure class.
2024-05-11 17h49m by awalkerson7
As a Celtic fan, I am over the moon with this result! A win over our rivals Rangers in the Old Firm derby is always a huge achievement, but to do it in such a dramatic fashion with two quick goals and a red card is even sweeter. Our team showed great determination and skill to secure this crucial win and I have no doubt that we are on our way to claiming the Scottish Premiership title.
2024-05-11 17h09m by l_10_brownfield
As a Celtic fan, I am absolutely buzzing with this win! What a performance from the Bhoys, they showed great enthusiasm and determination. O'Riley's goal was a beauty and the own goal from Lundstram just added to Rangers' misery. We're inching closer to that title and I couldn't be happier.
2024-05-11 16h36m by gkingsley
As a Celtic fan, I am absolutely buzzing after that win over Rangers! What a performance from the Bhoys, especially with 10 men. We are one step closer to reclaiming the Premiership title. Keep up the momentum, lads!
2024-05-11 15h59m by omitchellsonjones
Wow, what a game! @CelticFC showed incredible determination and skill to secure a crucial win against our rivals. O'Riley's goal was a thing of beauty and Lundstram's own goal was just unfortunate. But we'll take it!
classic matches
U Saturday, 11 May 2024 - 12:30
Celtic Park
William Collum
Matt O’Riley 35'
John Lundstram 38' (o.g.)
Cyriel Dessers 40'


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