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Rangers   0 - 2   Celtic

Celtic celebrate with scorer Georgios Samaras
Samaras (centre) had been restored to the Celtic starting line-up

By Clive Lindsay

Georgios Samaras scored twice to give Celtic a deserved victory over Rangers that stretched the visitors' lead to four points in the league table.

Rangers were denied a fifth-minute lead when Emilio Izaguirre deflected a Lee McCulloch header off the crossbar.

But Celtic took control after the break and Samaras rounded goalkeeper Allan McGregor to score after 62 minutes.

The second came eight minutes later when Samaras was pulled down by Madjid Bougherra and scored with the penalty.

Reigning champions Rangers responded but could not prevent Celtic claiming their first victory on their Old Firm rivals' patch since December 2008.

And it was revenge for a side beaten 3-1 the last time they met their Glasgow neighbours, at Celtic Park in October.

An emotional day at Ibrox was ensured by an impeccably observed minute's silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ibrox disaster that led to the death of 66 people at the Old Firm derby on 2 January 1971.

Led out by famous captains John Greig and Billy McNeill, the respective sides had a chance to become modern legends.

But Celtic fans looking forward to the first sight of Freddie Ljungberg in the green and white hoops were left disappointed as the former Arsenal and Sweden winger had picked up a virus.

Manager Neil Lennon was also without suspended captain Scott Brown and the injured Olivier Kapo, along with striker Daryl Murphy, as he was forced to reshuffle his midfield.

James Forrest holds off Rangers' Jamie Ness
Forrest returned for Celtic as Ness was given his first start

Rangers' Walter Smith also was forced into a change after Steven Naismith failed a fitness test and 19-year-old Jamie Ness was given his first start at the heart of midfield.

It was Rangers' reshuffled pack that exerted early control and almost took the lead after five minutes following a corner won after Ness played a classy cross-field ball to Steven Whittaker.

Vladimir Weiss's cross was flicked on by McCulloch and Celtic left-back Izaguirre managed to head the ball off the line and clear via the underside of the crossbar.

Both sides were playing a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Weiss and Paddy McCourt playing behind their respective strikers, and it was the latter who almost proved to have the greater influence despite the more evident trickery of the Slovakian.

The Northern Irishman's fine through ball into the penalty box found James Forrest, who had come into the side along with Beram Kayal, Charlie Mulgrew and Samaras, and forced a goal-saving tackle from McCulloch.

It was now a more even contest with lone strikers Kenny Miller and Samaras, whose inclusion meant that Anthony Stokes dropped to the bench, being starved of ammunition as the half-time whistle blew.

Samaras set up the best chance of the match within seconds after the break, his flicked header finding McCourt racing into the box, but the winger fired his drive wide of the far post under pressure from David Weir.

Just as Rangers looked to have settled after early Celtic pressure, the visitors took the lead after goalkeeper McGregor sold himself after a long ball over the top of the defence from Joe Ledley found Samaras.

Samaras flicked the ball past McGregor and rolled the ball into the empty net and the Greek was soon celebrating a second.

The striker beat Ness for pace then was clipped by Bougherra's lazy leg as he turned inside the Algeria defender before stepping up to beat McGregor from the penalty spot.

Rangers, so subdued and reliant on aimless high balls until that point, suddenly responded and Sasa Papac sent a low drive just wide of the far post then Bougherra volleyed over from 16 yards.

However, Celtic held out comfortably - and came close again from Ledley and Samaras - to leave Rangers requiring wins in their two games in hand to overtake their rivals at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Scottish Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 0-2 Celtic FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Samaras 62
    • Samaras (pen) 70

    Rangers

    • 01 McGregor
    • 03 Weir
    • 05 Papac
    • 12 Foster (Lafferty 68 yellow card)
    • 16 Whittaker
    • 24 Bougherra yellow card
    • 06 McCulloch
    • 08 Davis
    • 20 Weiss
    • 40 Ness (Hutton 84)
    • 09 Miller

    Substitutes

    • 25 Alexander,
    • 22 Webster,
    • 10 Fleck,
    • 11 Lafferty,
    • 19 Beattie,
    • 28 Kerkar,
    • 41 Hutton

    Celtic

    • 26 Forster
    • 03 Izaguirre
    • 05 Majstorovic
    • 12 Wilson yellow card
    • 21 Mulgrew yellow card
    • 25 Rogne
    • 16 Ledley
    • 20 McCourt
    • 33 Baram Kayal yellow card
    • 09 Samaras yellow card
    • 49 Forrest (McGinn 88)

    Substitutes

    • 24 Zaluska,
    • 04 Juarez,
    • 06 Hooiveld,
    • 31 Towell,
    • 14 McGinn,
    • 17 Crosas,
    • 10 Stokes
    Ref: ThompsonAtt: 50,222
    RANGERS
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • Rangers 56%
    • Celtic 44%

    Attempts on target

    • Rangers 1
    • Celtic 2

    Attempts off target

    • Rangers 7
    • Celtic 8

    Corners

    • Rangers 4
    • Celtic 8

    Fouls

    • Rangers 15
    • Celtic 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:08 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+2:00 Shot by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers). Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic). Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 90:00+1:40 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), clearance by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 90:00+1:31 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), clearance by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic).
    • 90:00+0:10 Foul by Beram Kayal (Celtic) on David Weir (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) from right channel (18 yards), blocked by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 89:58 Cross by Sasa Papac (Rangers), clearance by Patrick McCourt (Celtic).
    • 89:42 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) to far post, clearance by Beram Kayal (Celtic).
    • 89:36 Cross by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), blocked by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 89:22 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 89:09 Shot by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 88:40 Shot by Beram Kayal (Celtic) left-footed from left channel (12 yards), resulting in open play.
    • Correction - 87:42 Foul by Kyle Hutton on Patrick McCourt, free kick awarded. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 87:42 Substitution Niall McGinn comes on in place of James Forrest.
    • 87:42 Foul by Kyle Hutton (Rangers) on Patrick McCourt (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from left channel, passed.
    • 87:42 Substitution Celtic substitution: James Forrest replaced by Niall McGinn (tactical).
    • 86:46 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 86:01 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 85:02 Attacking throw-in by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers).
    • 84:55 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), clearance by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic).
    • 83:50 Foul by Beram Kayal (Celtic) on David Weir (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 83:50 Booking Beram Kayal (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 83:07 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 83:07 Substitution Rangers substitution: Jamie Ness replaced by Kyle Hutton (tactical).
    • 82:43 Attacking throw-in by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers).
    • 82:19 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 82:10 Shot by Beram Kayal (Celtic) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right.
    • 81:32 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 81:05 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 80:31 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), resulting in open play. Handball by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 80:31 Booking Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 79:38 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 78:52 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, header by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
    • 78:37 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 78:17 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 77:55 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 76:27 Foul by Mark Wilson (Celtic) on Vladimir Weiss (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Davis (Rangers) from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 76:27 Booking Mark Wilson (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 75:35 Defending throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 74:53 Foul by Kenny Miller (Rangers) on Fraser Forster (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 74:35 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), save (caught) by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 73:50 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 73:33 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), shot by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 73:10 Attacking throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 72:57 Attacking throw-in by Steven Whittaker (Rangers).
    • 72:27 Foul by Patrick McCourt (Celtic) on Lee McCulloch (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis (Rangers) from right channel, clearance by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 72:17 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 71:51 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on Steven Whittaker (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 71:41 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 71:17 Shot by David Weir (Rangers) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.
    • 70:57 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) to far post, clearance by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 70:50 Cross by Kyle Lafferty (Rangers), clearance by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 70:14 Cross by Steven Whittaker (Rangers), save (caught) by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 69:09 Foul by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
    • 69:09 GOAL - Georgios SamarasRangers 0 - 2 Celtic Penalty taken right-footed by Georgios Samaras (Celtic), scored.Rangers 0-2 Celtic.
    • 68:04 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), resulting in open play.
    • 67:39 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 67:19 Substitution Rangers substitution: Richard Foster replaced by Kyle Lafferty (tactical).
    • 66:29 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, save (parried) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 66:19 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), blocked by Jamie Ness (Rangers).
    • 64:56 Foul by Jamie Ness (Rangers) on Joe Ledley (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 63:48 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 63:39 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), resulting in open play.
    • 63:02 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 61:49 Assist (pass) by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from own half.
    • 61:49 Booking Georgios Samaras (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:18 GOAL - Georgios SamarasRangers 0 - 1 Celtic Goal by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) left-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Rangers 0-1 Celtic.
    • 60:51 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 60:27 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 60:21 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 59:29 Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) on Steven Davis (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 59:17 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 58:08 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 57:47 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 56:53 Foul by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) on Beram Kayal (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 56:20 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 56:10 Cross by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers), clearance by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 55:21 Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic) on Jamie Ness (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) from right channel, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic).
    • 54:03 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 53:15 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 53:05 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 51:00 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 50:16 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 49:57 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 49:15 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 49:06 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), resulting in open play.
    • 48:30 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 47:34 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to near post, resulting in open play.
    • 46:43 Foul by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick crossed right-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from left channel, clearance by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers).
    • 46:06 Goal kick taken long by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 45:57 Shot by Patrick McCourt (Celtic) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 45:30 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 45:12 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • 45:00+0:10 The referee blows for half time.
    • Half Time
    • 44:44 Foul by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) on Beram Kayal (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wilson (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 44:12 Defending throw-in by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 43:42 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 43:06 Foul by Steven Davis (Rangers) on Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 41:13 Attacking throw-in by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers).
    • 40:56 Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) on Richard Foster (Rangers). Free kick taken right-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:45 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), resulting in open play.
    • 40:19 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 40:10 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 39:37 Foul by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) on Beram Kayal (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 39:10 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 38:39 Cross by Steven Davis (Rangers), clearance by James Forrest (Celtic).
    • 38:02 Attacking throw-in by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers).
    • 37:55 Cross by Steven Davis (Rangers), clearance by Thomas Rogne (Celtic).
    • 36:51 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 36:44 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 36:34 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), clearance by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers).
    • 34:50 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 34:23 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 33:51 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 32:18 Foul by Jamie Ness (Rangers) on Beram Kayal (Celtic). Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from right channel, clearance by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 31:54 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 31:09 Foul by Kenny Miller (Rangers) on Thomas Rogne (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 31:06 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 30:25 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, header by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
    • 30:18 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), clearance by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers).
    • 28:51 Handball by Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by Allan McGregor (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 27:52 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 27:48 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 27:43 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), blocked by Jamie Ness (Rangers).
    • 27:12 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 26:30 Foul by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) on Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 26:30 Booking Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 26:15 Booking Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 25:09 Cross by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers), clearance by Beram Kayal (Celtic).
    • 25:03 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), clearance by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic).
    • 24:24 Foul by Mark Wilson (Celtic) on Vladimir Weiss (Rangers). Free kick crossed right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 22:55 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, clearance by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).
    • 22:34 Shot by James Forrest (Celtic) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).
    • 21:47 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, save (punched) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 21:40 Cross by Georgios Samaras (Celtic), clearance by David Weir (Rangers).
    • 21:34 Cross by Beram Kayal (Celtic), resulting in open play.
    • 21:01 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to far post, clearance by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers).
    • 20:54 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), blocked by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 20:07 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 19:20 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 18:34 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 18:12 Cross by James Forrest (Celtic), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 17:48 Attacking throw-in by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
    • 17:15 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 17:05 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 16:41 Goal kick taken short by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 16:17 Foul by Jamie Ness (Rangers) on Beram Kayal (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from left channel, passed.
    • 15:37 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 15:24 Shot by Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), over the bar.
    • 14:56 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 14:00 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 13:33 Steven Davis (Rangers) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 13:16 Cross by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers), resulting in open play.
    • 12:36 Cross by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), save (caught) by Allan McGregor (Rangers).
    • 12:20 Cross by Mark Wilson (Celtic), clearance by Madjid Bougherra (Rangers).
    • 12:04 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 11:03 Foul by David Weir (Rangers) on Patrick McCourt (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic) from left channel, passed.
    • 10:27 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 9:47 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 9:24 Defending throw-in by Mark Wilson (Celtic).
    • 8:41 Attacking throw-in by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 8:22 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 7:49 Shot by Richard Foster (Rangers) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.
    • 7:34 Cross by Sasa Papac (Rangers), blocked by James Forrest (Celtic).
    • 7:01 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 6:52 Cross by Richard Foster (Rangers), resulting in open play.
    • 6:27 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 5:51 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • 5:29 Shot by Steven Whittaker (Rangers) right-footed from left channel (35 yards),
    • 4:27 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss (Rangers) to near post, header by Lee McCulloch (Rangers) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), clearance by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).
    • 4:02 Attacking throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 3:46 Defending throw-in by Richard Foster (Rangers).
    • 3:00 Handball by Thomas Rogne (Celtic). Free kick taken left-footed by David Weir (Rangers) from right channel, passed.
    • 2:42 Goal kick taken long by Fraser Forster (Celtic).
    • Correction - 2:14 Unfair challenge on Jamie Ness by Patrick McCourt results in a free kick. Jamie Ness takes the free kick.
    • 2:14 Foul by Patrick McCourt (Celtic) on Jamie Ness (Rangers). Free kick taken left-footed by Jamie Ness (Rangers) from own half, passed.
    • 1:52 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 1:35 Defending throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 1:07 Foul by Kenny Miller (Rangers) on Mark Wilson (Celtic). Free kick taken right-footed by Fraser Forster (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 0:35 Foul by Patrick McCourt (Celtic) on Lee McCulloch (Rangers). Free kick crossed left-footed by Sasa Papac (Rangers) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 0:13 Attacking throw-in by Sasa Papac (Rangers).
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    As it stood on 2 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Celtic 19 28 45
    2 Rangers 17 20 41
    3 Hearts 19 18 39
    4 Kilmarnock 18 9 27
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    Scottish football as it happened
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    Silent tribute for Ibrox disaster
    02 Jan 11 |  Glasgow & West
    Old Firm photo gallery
    02 Jan 11 |  Scottish Premier
    Ljungberg moved by Celtic passion
    31 Dec 10 |  Celtic
    Rangers announce Ibrox memorial
    30 Dec 10 |  Glasgow & West
    Davis urges Miller on Ibrox stay
    29 Dec 10 |  Rangers
    Lennon glad to be top for derby
    29 Dec 10 |  Celtic



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