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Rangers   1 - 0   Celtic

Maurice Edu celebrates with Kenny Miller after his late winner at Ibrox
Maurice Edu's injury-time winner all but seals a second successive Rangers title

By Thomas McGuigan

Rangers moved a step closer to securing a second successive Scottish Premier League title with victory over 10-man Celtic in a pulsating Old Firm derby.

Robbie Keane was denied a debut goal when Allan McGregor twice saved brilliantly to thwart the striker.

Rangers had a Maurice Edu goal chalked off for Kenny Miller's handball.

Celtic captain Scott Brown was controversially red-carded following a clash with Kyle Lafferty before Edu scrambled home the winner at Ibrox.

The two headline-makers of the week were involved within the opening 40 seconds of an action-packed Glasgow derby.

Keane could have given Celtic the lead but McGregor was equal to the Republic of Ireland international's shot.

Media conference - Rangers manager Walter Smith

Play raged to the other end and Kris Boyd rounded Artur Boruc but his shot found the side netting.

With referees under the spotlight this week, Dougie McDonald was eager to put his stamp on the game and he produced the yellow card twice in the opening 10 minutes.

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra was cautioned for a crude challenge on Keane, before Marc-Antoine Fortune was booked for deliberate handball.

The opening quarter was played at a furious pace and Keane floated a free-kick over the bar from the edge of the area after Sasa Papac clattered Diomansy Kamara.

Celtic captain Scott Brown saw red after a tussle with Kyle Lafferty
Celtic captain Scott Brown saw red after a tussle with Kyle Lafferty

Rangers midfielder Edu, on as a substitute for the injured Lee McCulloch, thought he had given the hosts the lead when he drilled home from the edge of the area.

But the goal was rightly chalked off by the referee after Miller had handled in the box.

Boruc soon after reacted brilliantly to deny Miller after a long ball through the middle had dissected the Celtic defence.

Rangers had McGregor to thank 10 minutes before half time when he superbly blocked Keane's volley after the ball broke to the on-loan Tottenham striker at the edge of the box.

Fortune spurned a glorious chance to break the deadlock just before the break when he danced away from Bougherra and David Weir, only to screw his effort wide.

Thomas Rogne's replacement Darren O'Dea saved a certain goal in the 50th minute with a slide tackle to nick the ball away from Boyd just as the striker was about to pull the trigger.

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The ball broke to Edu and there were faint appeals for a penalty as he and Andreas Hinkel tussled for possession.

Rangers appeared content to sit deep and hit Celtic on the break and Steven Davis stung Boruc's palms with a wicked low drive from 18 yards and the visitors somehow scrambled clear.

Landy N'Guemo wasted a chance to send Fortune clear as a promising counter attack petered out.

Celtic threw on Georgios Samaras for the ineffective Aiden McGeady as manager Tony Mowbray sought a goal to keep his side's faint title hopes alive.

Media conference - Celtic manager Tony Mowbray

The toothless visitors were reduced to 10 men with 66 minutes gone when Brown received a straight red after he and Lafferty clashed, but it looked a harsh decision as the Rangers man tumbled to the ground.

Brown's dismissal knocked Celtic off their stride and Rangers looked to capitalise on their numerical advantage.

Edu blazed over the bar after receiving a beautiful cross from Sasa Papac and Boruc denied Papac with seconds remaining.

But Rangers were not to be denied and, after Boyd's effort was blocked on the line, Edu bundled the ball home for the winner.

Rangers, who move 10 points ahead with a game in hand, will believe the victory all but secures their second successive title.

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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 1-0 Celtic FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Edu 90+3

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor
    • 03 Weir
    • 05 Papac
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 24 Bougherra yellow card
    • 06 McCulloch (Edu 26)
    • 07 Davis
    • 08 Thomson
    • 09 Boyd
    • 18 Miller yellow card
    • 27 Lafferty (Novo 70)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 66 Wilson,
    • 02 Edu,
    • 20 Beasley,
    • 10 Novo,
    • 29 Fleck,
    • 48 Little

    Celtic

    • 01 Boruc
    • 02 Hinkel
    • 21 Braafheid
    • 25 Rogne (O'Dea 31)
    • 38 Thompson
    • 06 N'Guemo yellow card
    • 08 Brown red card
    • 46 McGeady (Samaras 61)
    • 07 Keane
    • 10 Fortune yellow card (Ki Sung-Yeung 68)
    • 15 Kamara

    Substitutes

    • 24 Zaluska,
    • 12 Wilson,
    • 48 O'Dea,
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung,
    • 27 Zheng,
    • 09 Samaras,
    • 19 Rasmussen
    Ref: McDonaldAtt: 50,320
    RANGERS
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • Rangers 49%
    • Celtic 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Rangers 11
    • Celtic 2

    Attempts off target

    • Rangers 3
    • Celtic 2

    Corners

    • Rangers 10
    • Celtic 0

    Fouls

    • Rangers 15
    • Celtic 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:01 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+3:16 Madjid Bougherra takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.
    • 90:00+2:21 GOAL - Maurice EduRangers 1 - 0 Celtic Goal scored by Maurice Edu from close range low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Celtic.
    • 90:00+1:57 Sasa Papac takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the left by-line, clearance made by Josh Thompson.
    • 86:10 The offside flag is raised against Robbie Keane. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 85:11 Corner taken by Nacho Novo from the left by-line, David Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Hinkel. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
    • 84:50 Corner taken by Kevin Thomson, Edson Braafheid manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:22 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson played to the near post, clearance by Josh Thompson.
    • 83:42 Centre by Madjid Bougherra. The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd. Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
    • 82:27 The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, Maurice Edu produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 80:56 Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Edson Braafheid delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
    • 78:58 Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Maurice Edu results in a free kick. Georgios Samaras restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:45 Maurice Edu delivers the ball, Josh Thompson makes a clearance.
    • 78:22 The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Landry N'Guemo gets a block in. A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.
    • 78:06 Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea.
    • 77:35 Robbie Keane is ruled offside. Allan McGregor takes the indirect free kick.
    • 77:17 Steven Davis takes a shot. Save made by Artur Boruc.
    • 75:33 Handball by Steven Whittaker. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Allan McGregor.
    • 73:54 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis played to the near post.
    • 73:45 The ball is crossed by Nacho Novo, clearance made by Landry N'Guemo.
    • 72:36 Steven Davis takes the direct free kick. Steven Whittaker takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Thompson.
    • 72:36 Booking Landry N'Guemo goes into the book.
    • 72:26 Landry N'Guemo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Boyd.
    • 69:48 Substitution Kyle Lafferty leaves the field to be replaced by Nacho Novo.
    • 68:27 Steven Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Edson Braafheid. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:26 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Sung-Yong Ki coming on for Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 66:52 The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker, save by Artur Boruc.
    • 65:07 Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.
    • 65:07 Sent off The referee sends off Scott Brown for violent conduct.
    • 65:06 Foul by Scott Brown on Kyle Lafferty, free kick awarded.
    • 63:23 Shot by Kyle Lafferty from a long way out goes over the target.
    • 62:16 Foul by Andreas Hinkel on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. Steven Davis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Artur Boruc makes a comfortable save.
    • 60:50 Darren O'Dea challenges Kris Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Thomson from right wing.
    • 60:21 Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with Georgios Samaras coming on for Aiden McGeady.
    • 60:04 A cross is delivered by Aiden McGeady, Steven Whittaker gets a block in.
    • 58:55 Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
    • 58:55 Booking Kenny Miller booked.
    • 58:43 Unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea by Kenny Miller results in a free kick.
    • 57:51 The ball is sent over by Sasa Papac, clearance made by Josh Thompson.
    • 57:00 Scott Brown challenges Kevin Thomson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 56:47 Centre by Diomansy Kamara, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.
    • 56:03 Steven Davis challenges Diomansy Kamara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:32 Steven Davis takes a shot. Save by Artur Boruc.
    • 54:25 Kevin Thomson sends in a cross.
    • 53:28 The ball is swung over by Kenny Miller.
    • 52:20 Madjid Bougherra challenges Robbie Keane unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Edson Braafheid, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance. Edson Braafheid delivers the ball.
    • 49:30 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson from the left by-line, clearance by Darren O'Dea.
    • 47:11 Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson to the near post, David Weir takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Thompson. A cross is delivered by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 45:47 The referee blows for offside against Aiden McGeady. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:41 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+3:09 Kris Boyd is ruled offside. Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+2:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diomansy Kamara on Kyle Lafferty. Kyle Lafferty takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+2:03 Diomansy Kamara is adjudged to have handled the ball. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:00+1:38 The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker.
    • 45:00+1:26 Kyle Lafferty fouled by Marc-Antoine Fortune, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:04 Marc-Antoine Fortune produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 41:46 Steven Davis produces a cross.
    • 39:10 A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.
    • 39:00 Unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Landry N'Guemo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
    • 35:38 Shot from 20 yards by Robbie Keane. Save by Allan McGregor.
    • 33:04 Outswinging corner taken by Steven Davis.
    • 32:56 The ball is sent over by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Edson Braafheid.
    • 30:30 Substitution Thomas Rogne leaves the field to be replaced by Darren O'Dea.
    • 28:43 Scott Brown challenges Maurice Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 28:04 Kenny Miller takes a shot. Artur Boruc makes a comfortable save.
    • 27:08 The ball is swung over by Scott Brown, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
    • 25:53 Kenny Miller handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:04 Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis, Josh Thompson makes a clearance.
    • 25:04 Substitution Maurice Edu replaces Lee McCulloch.
    • 25:04 Unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Scott Brown results in a free kick.
    • 24:28 Foul by Madjid Bougherra on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Diomansy Kamara.
    • 21:29 Unfair challenge on Landry N'Guemo by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Landry N'Guemo.
    • 19:42 Shot from 35+ yards by Lee McCulloch. Blocked by Josh Thompson. A cross is delivered by Steven Davis.
    • 19:08 Marc-Antoine Fortune gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee McCulloch. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
    • 18:44 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Rogne.
    • 18:03 Landry N'Guemo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Thomson from right wing, clearance by Josh Thompson.
    • 16:18 Diomansy Kamara fouled by Sasa Papac, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Keane fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 15:29 Landry N'Guemo fouled by Lee McCulloch, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Rogne.
    • 14:13 The ball is delivered by Kenny Miller, clearance by Thomas Rogne. Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson, save made by Artur Boruc.
    • 13:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Edson Braafheid on Kris Boyd. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.
    • 12:45 The ball is swung over by Diomansy Kamara, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.
    • 12:23 The ball is delivered by Aiden McGeady, clearance by Steven Whittaker.
    • 10:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Thomas Rogne. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Thomson from right channel.
    • 9:51 Aiden McGeady fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.
    • 9:06 Foul by Landry N'Guemo on Steven Davis, free kick awarded. David Weir takes the free kick.
    • 8:15 Foul by Kris Boyd on Thomas Rogne, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
    • 7:52 Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:52 Booking Marc-Antoine Fortune is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 7:49 The referee gives a free kick against Marc-Antoine Fortune for handball.
    • 5:33 Free kick taken by Landry N'Guemo.
    • 5:33 Booking Madjid Bougherra receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 5:17 Robbie Keane fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 4:59 Steven Davis crosses the ball, Andreas Hinkel manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:57 Kris Boyd has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
    • 2:33 The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance.
    • 1:02 Kevin Thomson takes the inswinging corner, Josh Thompson makes a clearance. Lee McCulloch challenges Edson Braafheid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
    • 0:33 Robbie Keane takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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