Rangers remain top with statement win in Old Firm derby against Celtic

Ross Houston
October 18, 2020

Missing star striker Odsonne Edouard and midfield regular Ryan Christie, the home side was outplayed by its Glasgow rival and didn't have a shot on target at Celtic Park.

Celtic are one point behind Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers with a game in hand as they resume their search for a 10th successive title, and their Norway global said: "I am looking forward to this game like anyone else".

Celtic are the hosts and slight favourites at 8/5 as they hope to get one up on their rivals with a game-in-hand too while Rangers are 13/8 to repeat last season's 2-1 win at Celtic Park. The two first-half strikes were enough to decide the contest. Rangers defended their box pretty well today and that was the difference in terms of the psychology of the goals.

"We've put in a really controlled, professional performance", Gerrard told Sky Sports.

"We were pretty decimated when we got into the game but we felt we had a strong enough team and it looked like that at halftime". Allan McGregor wasn't actually tested.

"They started with Klimala, brought on Griffiths - who has scored in this game before - Ajeti and Turnbull, good players worth a lot of money".

"English teams will probably still get a bargain by their standards and the prices that they normally would pay but Ajer, I'm sure, will be on the radar of a number of clubs".

"That's where I'm most pleased with my team - we controlled everything Celtic threw at us and managed the game really well".

"We could maybe have scored more", he added. "We need to remain humble".

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