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Tuesday May 4, 2010 Day 37 Finished Celtic Park

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Celtic

  • Naylor 8’
  • Fortuné 45’

Rangers

  • Miller 43’

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  1. Celtic claim Old Firm victory

    Celtic claim Old Firm victory

    Celtic gleaned some comfort from a dismal campaign courtesy of a 2-1 win over Scottish champions Rangers. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Celtic
    • Rangers
    • 90+3' This is going to be it. Celtic manage to hang on......some comfort at the end of a horrific campaign. They needed the win and they got it.
    • 90+3' Miller receives a yellow for dissent.
    • 90+3' McCulloch late lunge on McGeady. He is off the park.
    • 89' Ths would only be Rangers' third league defeat of the season.
    • 88' McGeady chip just flies over the bar.
    • 87' Celtic trying to keep possession.
    • 86' Alexander swats the ball away with one hand.
    • 85' Celtic surge up the other end. Win a corner.
    • 83' How did that stay out? Rangers appeal for a handball after a Novo shot whacks off O'Dea's hand. Miller shot comes back off a post.
    • 82' Celtic only have to keep Rangers out for another eight minutes. This would be a seventh straight win in the SPL.
    • 80' Samaras chips the ball narrowly over. Into the final ten minutes.
    • 78' Wonderful reflex save by Zaluska. Davis's shot is deflected, but the Celtic keeper palms it away.
    • 77' Naylor looks in a bit of trouble. Braafheid is going to come on for Naylor.
    • 76' Novo on for Lafferty.
    • 75' Naismith booked for tripping McGeady.
    • 74' Celtic's play has become increasingly ragged in the second-half.
    • 73' Off goes Fortune, on comes Samaras.
    • 72' Miller shot easily held by Zaluska.
    • 71' Naylor corner headed back across goal by O'Dea, but Brown nods over when he looked likely to score.
    • 70' Celtic win a corner.
    • 69' Ball by Naismith. Just diverted out of Miller's path by Wilson. Rangers looking more menacing in this second period.
    • 68' Superb bit of play by Rangers. Edu sets up Miller, but his volley flies past the post. Celtic again look vulnerable in defence.
    • 66' Whittaker wheels over a lovely ball. Miller just fails to connect at the back post.
    • 65' Kamara releases Fortune, but he drills the ball well wide of target.
    • 63' This game has passed Keane by somewhat. He whacks a cross far too deep. Poor by his standards.
    • 62' Free-kick against Miller for a late shove on Wilson.
    • 61' That Celtic defence looks suspect every time Rangers drive at it. The home side look far more effective on the front foot.
    • 59' McGregor on crutches after his injury. Ally McCoist, the Rangers assistant manager, is screaming at his players.
    • 57' Excellent free-kick from Davis. Almost dropped to Lafferty, but evaded all the visiting players.
    • 56' Hinkel booked. Late tackle on Edu.
    • 56' Apparently Boruc has broken two fingers in a hand.
    • 55' Kamara plays in Keane, but a weak finish by the Ireland striker. Easily held by Alexander.
    • 54' Two keepers have gone in this match.
    • 53' Boruc off injured, Zaluska on.
    • 51' Miller bullies the Celtic central defence. Unlucky to see a shot fly past.
    • 49' Brown late tackle on Lafferty. Utterly needless tackle. Stupid tackle by the Celtic skipper.
    • 48' Rangers content to play on the counter attack it appears.
    • 47' Miller races up the park. Wins a free-kick.
    • 46' And they kick off for the second period.
    • Phew! Meaningless? Has not turned out like that.......Celtic probably deserve their lead.
    • 45+3' Kamara booked for a stupid lunge at Edu.
    • 45' Awful mistake by O'Dea almost sees Davis level, but he blazes over from Edu's pass.
    • 44' GOAL! Fortune header...great header by the big striker. Naylor cross.
    • 42' GOAL! Whittaker cross, Miller header....terrible defending by Wilson. 1-1. Bullet header.
    • 41' Superb block by Boruc to deny Miller.
    • 40' Lot of huffing and puffing, but not much genuine class from either side.
    • 39' Davis overhits a chip to back post.
    • 37' Great tackle by Smith on Keane. Had to make that tackle. Keane would have got a shot in without that cover.
    • 35' Rangers stringing together some passes, but not much direction.
    • 34' Another Naylor free-kick easily held by Alexander.
    • 33' Weir lucky to escape a booking for a mistimed tackle on Fortune.
    • 32' McGeady is seeing a lot of the ball. Lennon out on the touchline shouting orders.
    • 30' Celtic have enjoyed the best of the last 10 minutes.
    • 28' McGeady cross well clasped by Alexander before a Brown shot is charged down.
    • 27' Celtic have the chance to break, but they can't make enough telling passes.
    • 26' Rangers win a corner. Some productive play by Thomson.
    • 25' Fortune fouling McGregor. That will relieve some of the pressure on Rangers.
    • 24' Rangers can't clear. Another corner.
    • 23' This first-half is flying by. Keane cross is whacked away by McCulloch. Celtic win a corner.
    • 21' Couple of dangerous crosses by Kamara. His corner is nodded clear by Davis.
    • 20' McCulloch into the book for going through Fortune. Really silly tackle. Apparently the Rangers midfielder is the most booked player in the SPL this season.
    • 19' Booking for Thomson for a late lunge on McGeady.
    • 18' Foul by Edu on N'Guemo. It was Edu of course who grabbed the winner the last time at Ibrox.
    • 16' Miller tried to set up Lafferty, but Wilson covered well. Rangers have slightly more possession. 60% to 40% in their favour.
    • 14' A frenetic pace in this match.
    • 13' McGregor has badly twisted his knee. Bit of a blow for the Scotland goalkeeper.
    • 12' Kamara just offside. Celtic nearly in for a second.
    • 11' Great ball in by Miller, but Laffery just failed to connect with it at the front post.
    • 10' A few meaty challenges flying around here...as you would expect from these games.
    • 9' This should give Celtic all the confidence in the world. Neil Lennon looks delighted in that home dugout.
    • 8' GOAL! Lee Naylor free-kick. Deflection off Weir. What a start for Celtic.
    • 7' Late tackle by Naismith on McGeady. Chance for Celtic to test Alexander with this free-kick. 25 yrds out.
    • 5' Neil Alexander replaces McGregor.
    • '4 McGregor is getting carted off. Knee injury.
    • '3 The visiting keeper Allan McGregor takes a sore one right away. This might be the end of his game. Collision with his captain Davie Weir.
    • '1 They are off here. Right away Kevin Thomson crashes into a tackle on Robbie Keane. Talk about making your intentions clear.
    • - Celtic are bidding for their first win of the season over Rangers. They lost the first match of the campaign 2-1 at Ibrox. There was a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park over the New Year period before Rangers won the last match 1-0. Can they go through the season undefeated against their great rivals? Let us see how this unravels.
    • - Hello and welcome to the action from Celtic Park. Should be another interesting Old Firm match tonight. Let us see how this one develops.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' McCulloch late lunge on McGeady. He is off the park.
    • 44' GOAL! Fortune header...great header by the big striker. Naylor cross.
    • 42' GOAL! Whittaker cross, Miller header....terrible defending by Wilson. 1-1. Bullet header.
    • 8' GOAL! Lee Naylor free-kick. Deflection off Weir. What a start for Celtic.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Boruc Substitution Out (54′)
      • A. Hinkel Yellow Card
      • M. Wilson
      • D. O'Dea Yellow Card
      • L. Naylor Goal Substitution Out (78′)
      • S. Brown Yellow Card
      • L. N'Guemo
      • D. Kamará Yellow Card
      • A. McGeady
      • R. Keane
      • M. Fortuné Goal Substitution Out (74′)

      Subs

      • G. Samaras Substitution In74′
      • E. Braafheid Substitution In78′
      • M. Crosas
      • L. Zaluska Substitution In54′
      • S. Ki
      • M. Rasmussen
      • J. Thompson
    • Starting line-up

      • A. McGregor Substitution Out (5′)
      • S. Whittaker
      • L. McCulloch Red Card
      • D. Weir
      • S. Smith
      • M. Edu
      • K. Thomson Yellow Card
      • S. Davis
      • S. Naismith Yellow Card
      • K. Lafferty Substitution Out (77′)
      • K. Miller Goal Yellow Card

      Subs

      • N. Novo Substitution In77′
      • K. Boyd
      • K. Broadfoot
      • J. Fleck
      • A. Little
      • N. Alexander Substitution In5′
      • S. Stirling
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