Rangers moved 19 points clear on the high of the Scottish Premiership after Callum McGregor’s personal purpose gave them a 1-0 win over Celtic. But how did every player carry out? Read on for our player scores…
Allan McGregor – 9
Made a positive save to disclaim Odsonne Edouard inside three minutes and was alert to make a good higher cease from the rebound, unaware of the offside flag. Brilliant finger-tip cease to the touch Griffiths’ shot onto the submit within the first half.
James Tavernier – 6
A prolific supply of objectives till now, Tavernier endured one in every of his most ineffective afternoons of the season as he was unable to supply the identical stage of hazard as Frimpong on the alternative flank. His nook discovered Aribo forward of McGregor’s personal purpose.
Allan McGregor produced two wonderful saves within the first half
Connor Goldson – 7
Muscled Griffiths off the ball to make sure the Celtic striker was unable to make extra of a half probability within the first half.
Leon Balogun – 6
Magnificent block on Edouard’s second-half shot at 0-0 atoned for an earlier error to current an opportunity to Griffiths as he eased into the sport.
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Borna Barisic – 6
A superb tussle with Frimpong. Superb method with a free-kick that drifted agonisingly extensive off Shane Duffy’s deflection.
Rangers gamers have a good time after Callum McGregor's personal purpose makes it 1-0
Steven Davis – 7
Cautioned for a tactical foul as he tried desperately to disrupt Celtic’s rhythm. Found himself suffocated within the first half by Turnbull as Rangers have been pinned again however grew to become far more influential after half time.
Joe Aribo – 6
Found Morelos with a positive cross for Rangers’ solely probability of the opening 45 minutes. This did not really feel just like the midfielder’s recreation however he by no means shirked tasks earlier than he was withdrawn late on.
Glen Kamara – 6
Rose to the event however was a part of a Rangers staff that was over-run at occasions in midfield earlier than the sending off modified all that.
Ryan Kent – 6
Became more and more influential as Rangers improved within the second interval, even earlier than Bitton’s departure.
Rangers' Kemar Roofe (left) tussles with Celtic's David Turnbull
Alfredo Morelos – 5
Fortunate to flee an early warning after catching Soro together with his studs. Scuffed his solely first-half probability from Aribo’s pick earlier than failing to flee Laxalt when launched by on purpose. Ultimately was accountable for the sport delivering Rangers’ favour together with his run onto Tavernier’s go that drew the crimson card for Bitton. Petulantly booked for a scrap following a late problem by Duffy on Kent.
Kemar Roofe – 5
Roofe got here into the competition in kind. Ever a keen runner however a peripheral determine right here who was changed at half-time by Ianis Hagi.
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Ianis Hagi – 6 (On for Roofe, 45)
Showed early promise following his introduction with good footwork to evade Soro earlier than his shot veered a yard extensive of the submit.
Cedric Itten – 6 (On for Morelos, 77)
Rangers’ most used substitute changed Morelos for his personal good within the closing 13 minutes.
Celtic's Diego Laxalt holds off Rangers' Alfredo Morelos
Bongani Zungu – n/a (On for Kent, 87)
Brandon Barker – n/a (On for Aribo, 90+2)
Vasilis Barkas – 6
A digital spectator in the course of the opening interval as Rangers didn’t register a shot on course. Unconvincing flap at Barisic’s cross 10 minutes into the restart however claimed nicely moments later from Tavernier’s set piece.
Nir Bitton – 4
Bitton will not be a centre-half who was requested to play at centre-half. The choice in the end price Celtic on the day and may cost Lennon the title. Dismissed for skilled foul on Morelos as he rugby-tackled the Rangers striker on 62 minutes to show the sport within the hosts’ favour.
Jeremie Frimpong – 7
A relentless outlet down the best for Celtic together with his tempo and energy. Typified Celtic’s power and was a full of life presence all through the guests’ dominant first interval.
Kristoffer Ajer – 7
Celebrated as if he had scored when making a last-ditch problem to disclaim Morelos early within the second half.
Kristoffer Ajer is left dejected in the course of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic
Diego Laxalt – 8
Superb restoration run and problem to disclaim one in every of Rangers’ few first-half openings. Was far more productive than his reverse quantity Barisic earlier than Bitton’s dismissal as Rangers then turned the screw.
Ismaila Soro – 6
Selected over the extra skilled Scott Brown, Soro was on the receiving finish of a nasty Morelos problem inside 5 minutes that went unpunished whereas he was later booked for a pointless foul on Barisic. Tidy sufficient in possession.
David Turnbull – 7
Combined nicely all through together with his team-mates, most notably Frimpong on the right-hand side.
Ryan Christie – 7
Lovely imaginative and prescient and composure to herald Griffiths for the stand-out second of the opening 45 minutes as McGregor saved onto the submit. Wasteful with an effort on the stroke of half-time after Edouard’s operating off the ball had created the house.
Callum McGregor – 7
At the guts of Celtic’s offensive show from the very first assault in establishing Edouard’s opening shot. Booked as the sport started to flee Celtic within the remaining 20 minutes.
Referee Bobby Madden sends off Bitton because the pendulum swung Rangers' method
Leigh Griffiths – 7
A nuisance alongside Edouard as he buzzed between the traces and was desperately unlucky to not break the impasse together with his curling effort saved onto the woodwork.
Odsonne Edouard – 7
Held the ball up nicely for his side with deft touches. Was starved off the ball following the sport’s main turning level.
Shane Duffy – 4 (on for Griffiths, 65)
Fine deflection on Barisic’s free-kick however was horribly late with a problem on Kent which may have resulted in a crimson card. But as soon as once more confirmed poor composure to current a very good probability to Kent within the closing phases. It has been a switch that has not labored for both social gathering.
Celtic's Shane Duffy (left) and Callum McGregor at full time
Mohamed Elyounoussi – 6 (on for Turnbull, 65)
Lively cameo off the bench as his rising shot simply failed to bother McGregor.
Scott Brown – 5 (on for Soro, 72)
Typically aggressive and keen to persuade his staff again into life following Bitton’s dismissal.
Tom Rogic – n/a (On for McGregor, 84)
Hatem Abd Elhamed – 5 (On for Christie, 72)
Was unable to affect proceedings.