Celtic’s Craig Gordon makes essential saves as Outdated Agency derby ends in stalemate

 

Celtic and Rangers battled to an Outdated Agency stalemate at Parkhead however the kudos went again to Ibrox with the guests.

After a shiny begin by Graeme Murty’s males, the hosts dominated the primary half of the Ladbrokes Premiership conflict however had been wasteful in entrance of aim.

The Gentle Blues got here storming again after the break and solely a few essential saves from Hoops goalkeeper Craig Gordon denied them what would have been an unlikely win.

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Star man – Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson
(Ian Rutherford/PA)

The Rangers defender needed to take care of choosing up a warning and dropping his defensive accomplice all inside the primary 18 minutes however confirmed outstanding composure to maintain each himself and his workforce out of bother.

View from the dugout

Brendan Rodgers
(Ian Rutherford/PA)

Brendan Rodgers had an enormous name to make with who he began up entrance. He went with Moussa Demeble however the £18million Brighton goal reduce a pissed off determine earlier than being taken off for Leigh Griffiths as his facet struggled for the fluency he feeds off. A lot of that was to do with Rangers’ energetic urgent. Ibrox boss Murty clearly discovered a lesson from Hearts’ current triumph towards Celtic however to tug it off on the vast expanses of Parkhead requires an particularly disciplined strategy.

Knowledge level

Graeme Murty
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Celtic had notched up 18 objectives of their seven earlier Outdated Agency clashes underneath Rodgers – with simply 4 conceded – however Murty turns into simply the second Scottish membership boss after Jambos supervisor Craig Levein to notch up a shut-out towards the Hoops boss following the primary goalless Outdated Agency draw since April 2011. It stays eight video games unbeaten for the Parkhead facet, although, with an 11 level lead over their rivals.

Participant scores

Josh Windass
(Ian Rutherford/PA)

Celtic: Craig Gordon 7, Mikael Lustig 6, Dedryck Boyata 6, Kristoffer Ajer eight, Kieran Tierney 6, Scott Brown 7, Callum McGregor 6, Stuart Armstrong 7, James Forrest 7, Scott Sinclair 5, Moussa Dembele 6. Subs: Leigh Griffiths (for Dembele , 61) 5, Olivier Ntcham (for Sinclair, 72) 6.Rangers: Wes Foderingham 7, James Tavernier 7, Bruno Alves 5, Danny Wilson eight, Declan John 6, Ross McCrorie 7, Jason Holt 7, Daniel Candeias eight, Niko Kranjcar 5, Josh Windass 6; Alfredo Morelos 6. Subs: David Bates (for Alves, 18) 7, Carlos Pena (for Kranjcar, 79) 5, Eduardo Herrera (for Morelos, 89) 6.

Who’s up subsequent?

Celtic v Brechin (William Hill Scottish Cup fourth spherical, January 20)

Fraserburgh v Rangers (William Hill Scottish Cup fourth spherical, January 21)

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