Sunday September 18, 2011 Day 8 Finished Ibrox Stadium

Rangers 4 - 2 Celtic

  • Naismith 22’, 90’
  • Jelavic 55’
  • Lafferty 67’
  • Hooper 34’
  • El Kaddouri 41’

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  1. Rangers down Celtic in Old Firm classic

    Rangers down Celtic in Old Firm classic

    Rangers roared back from a half-time deficit to sink 10-man Celtic 4-2 in a pulsating Old Firm classic at Ibrox. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Rangers
    • Celtic
    • 90+4' The full-time whistle goes at Ibrox, and Rangers clinch a dramatic 4-2 victory over Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season, and it is Ally McCoist who is delirious at full-time! Thanks for your company during this absolute classic!
    • 90+3' GOAL!!!!! NAISMITH MAKES IT FOUR! It's all over now as Naismith, who started the scoring, ends it too with a clinical finish, and this match is beyond doubt now - Rangers are jubilant!
    • 90+1' David Healy comes on to replace Nikica Jelavic, who departs to an incredible ovation!
    • 89' Both managers are out on the touchline looking incredibly anxious as the battle rages on.
    • 87' Rangers attack once more as McCulloch and Wylde combine to good effect down the left.
    • 86' Lennon waves his players up the field frantically as he urges greater ambition, and Rangers are hanging on.
    • 84' Rangers defend stoutly to clear their lines once more, and Celtic are unable to hit back.
    • 83' Another exquisite delivery from Davis sees Forster remain rooted to his line, and Goian should score as he ghosts into the Celtic six-yard box unmarked but shoots wide!
    • 82' McCulloch wins a free kick for Rangers outwide on the left, and this provides Davis another opportunity to float one over...
    • 80' Lee McCulloch comes on to replace Lafferty, and he departs to a hero's reception after clinching what could prove to be the winning goal.
    • 78' Lafferty rises high to meet another brilliant cross from Davis, but his header drifts narrowly wide.
    • 76' RED CARD! Charlie Mulgrew is sent off, and frankly that had a distinct air of inevitability about it with yet another reckless challenge finally being punished by referee Thomson.
    • 74' Enough is enough for Scott Brown, and he is taken off by Lennon with James Forrest coming on in his place.
    • 72' Scott Brown heads away from inside the penalty area, and he looks to be limping very heavily.
    • 70' Rangers win a corner out on the right, and Davis's deliveries have been superb all afternoon.
    • 68' GOAL!!!!! LAFFERTY PUTS RANGERS IN FRONT! Wylde crosses into the Celtic box and the visitors fail to clear the danger, with Lafferty biding his time before driving a composed finish beyond Forster!
    • 66' Loovens hits the post! Rangers get lucky as the Celtic defender rises high to power a low header against the foot of the far post!
    • 64' El Kaddouri is replaced by Anthony Stokes, and this is an attacking move from Lennon! Samaras somehow stays on the field.
    • 62' Samaras pushes Naismith firmly in the chest very petulantly right in front of the referee, and that is brainless, but he is not shown a card.
    • 60' Another awful miss from Lafferty! Wilson heads back towards Forster very poorly with the Rangers forward intercepting, but Lafferty somehow shoots wide with just the keeper to beat!
    • 58' Samaras is again dispossessed as he continues to play very poorly, and Rangers can capitalise.
    • 56' It's all Rangers all of a sudden, and Lafferty misses a sitter as he heads over the bar unmarked from close range! What a miss!
    • 55' GOAL!!!!! JELAVIC SCORES FOR RANGERS! It's 2-2 as the Rangers forward rises imperiously to meet Davis's cross from the right, and that's a stunning header!
    • 54' Mark Wilson is booked for a cynical late trip on Jelavic, and the forward was away there!
    • 53' Mulgrew twists and turns out on the left, before whipping over a devilish delivery into the box for Papac to clear.
    • 52' OFFSIDE GOAL! Lafferty makes a late run to latch on to Jelavic's through ball, and he crashes the ball into the back of the net, only to see the flag go up - it was nowhere near offside, and Rangers can rightly feel very aggrieved there!
    • 52' Davis floats over a precise delivery into the Celtic box, but Wylde cannot quite get on the end of it.
    • 51' Lafferty and Mulgrew tussle yet again, and Lennon will have to consider hauling him off.
    • 49' Mulgrew is furious with the referee now after a clash with Whittaker, and it's getting very heated out there.
    • 48' Rangers stroke the ball around with real purpose, before Jelavic goes down on the edge of the Celtic box under a challenge from Loovens, and he cannot believe he doesn't get a free kick!
    • 47' What a shot from Davis! Steven Davis hammers a rasping volley which beats Forster all ends up and thunders against the crossbar!
    • 46' The second half is underway at Ibrox, and Celtic kick us off with a frenetic pace already after the restart.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Ibrox, and Celtic lead 2-1 after a breathtaking first half with goals from Hooper and El Kaddouri putting the visitors in front following Naismith's opener, but all the talk will centre around McGregor's awful howler. Can Rangers recover or will Celtic preserve their lead? Get in touch and let me know your thoughts...
    • 45' There does not appear to be any stoppage time as the referee prepares to call this first half to a halt with Celtic in possession.
    • 43' Celtic find themselves in front, and the away supporters are absolutely loving this as they chant Allan McGregor's name...
    • 42' McCoist looks understandably pensive up in the stands, but he cannot account for mistakes like that.
    • 41' GOAL!!!!!! MCGREGOR MAKES AN AWFUL MISTAKE! Brown forages around on the edge of the Rangers box before feeding El Kaddouri, and his pretty tame low drive inexplicably creeps through McGregor - it's a woeful mistake!
    • 40' Davis clears as Samaras dallies rather sloppily on the edge of the Rangers box in a good position, and the hosts alleviate the pressure.
    • 39' El Kaddouri gets down the left forcefully and floats over a testing delivery, but McGregor shepherds it out of play.
    • 38' Wylde whips over a free kick from 25 yards, but it zips straight through to Forster, who can gather and clear.
    • 37' Wylde gets down the left but his cross is very poor as it drifts out of play, and Celtic can clear.
    • 36' Naismith makes hay down the left once more, but Jelavic spoils it on this occasion with a wild shot.
    • 35' That was from nowhere, but Celtic are level, and what a pass that was from Brown, who slipped Hooper in on goal.
    • 34' GOAL!!!!! HOOPER LEVELS THE SCORES! What a finish from Hooper, who from nowhere pulls out an equaliser after a slick through ball from Brown puts him through, and it's an exquisite finish from the forward!
    • 33' Samaras inexplicably blocks a fierce shot from Hooper, and that was very poor from the Greek, who was in an offside position to make it all the worse!
    • 32' The home fans remain in full voice as their side pass the ball around at the back, and Celtic need to pressure the Rangers back four.
    • 31' Wilson scampers inside from the right, but Edu breaks up the play superbly and clears upfield.
    • 30' Lennon is a forlorn figure in the Celtic dugout, and his forwards simply are not showing thus far.
    • 29' Naismith is having a superb game, and he flies back to tackle Samaras and regain possession once more.
    • 27' McGregor is rather fortunate as he flies off his line and barely makes contact with a delivery into the box, but it runs out for a Celtic corner.
    • 26' Samaras hares after a loose ball in the Rangers half, but Papac covers for Bocanegra superbly.
    • 25' Brown puts Papac under real pressure, but the defender deals with a high ball superbly to clear upfield.
    • 23' Celtic stroke the ball around patiently at the back, and Lennon is already urging a big response from his side.
    • 22' GOAL!!!! NAISMITH PUTS RANGERS IN FRONT! Kelvin Wilson fails to clear a cross from Kyle Lafferty into the box, and Naismith takes the ball down and thunders a stunning volley beyond Forster - it's his first Old Firm strike!
    • 21' Bocanegra makes ground down the left once more, and Rangers are enjoying a fine spell of pressure.
    • 19' Papac and Davis combine down the left for Rangers, and Mulgrew is forced back in his own half to clear the danger.
    • 18' Jelavic has a wild attempt from range which sails wide of Forster's near post, and that gives the game a chance to breathe.
    • 17' Bocanegra lumps a long ball up to Naismith, and El Kaddouri makes a hash of his clearance as he concedes a throw in.
    • 16' There is a very late challenge from Mulgrew on Naismith, and referee Thomson takes out his first card. It was a pretty reckless tackle.
    • 15' Hooper gets down the left as Celtic continue to exploit that area of the field, but we are still awaiting the first real chance of the match.
    • 14' Mulgrew does superbly to race past Whittaker down the left and get in a cross from the byline, and there was a lovely little nutmeg in there too before Samaras shoots wide.
    • 13' McGregor races out to claim a high ball in the box following a cross from Ki which is very deep, but Jelavic is ruled offside as he launches a kick upfield.
    • 12' Mulgrew fouls Naismith with a rather crude challenge, and Rangers can now clear upfield themselves.
    • 11' Referee Craig Thomson is already having to calm down a few players on halfway, and he is going to have his work cut out today!
    • 10' Samaras and Hooper combine very effectively on this occasion as the Greek is put through on goal, only to shoot wide of the near post.
    • 9' Lafferty is penalised for a high boot in challenging Kelvin Wilson, but he is harrying the Celtic defenders superbly.
    • 8' Celtic have a good period of pressure with Jelavic making a terrific defensive header at the back post from Ki's cross.
    • 7' Forster and McGregor each bunt long balls up the field with aerial challenges flying in left, right and centre.
    • 5' Brown is ruled offside now as Ki slips him in behind Whittaker, and that was borderline.
    • 4' Forster is unconvincing under a high ball as Celtic just about clear the danger with two threatening deliveries whipped into the box by Whittaker.
    • 3' Jelavic is already causing havoc as he puts Forster under real pressure following an awful backpass from Kelvin Wilson - it's very nearly an early goal as the ball is deflected away to safety!
    • 2' Hooper makes a sharp run beyond Goian, but he is ruled offside as he slightly mistimes his run.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Ibrox, and the noise is typically deafening to hit the start of an Old Firm clash!
    • 12:28 The players emerge from the tunnel, and we're all set for kick-off at Ibrox! It's not too late for you to post your pre-match predictions - who do you fancy to win today's clash and what do you think the score will be? Get in touch and let me know!
    • 12.25 Rangers defender Steven Whittaker does not expect Celtic's Europa League exploits to have any bearing on this Old Firm derby. While the Scottish champions have had a free week to prepare for the clash at Ibrox, the Hoops arrived back in Scotland on Friday following defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in Spain. But Whittaker believes the sheer nature of the fixture means there is no chance of fatigue being an issue when the Glasgow rivals clash for the first time this season. This is what Whittaker has had to say
    • 12.20 Neil Lennon wants bygones to be bygones when he meets up again with Rangers boss Ally McCoist. Celtic's Scottish Cup replay win over Rangers last season saw three Light Blues players sent off and there was an ugly after-match confrontation between the Irishman and then Gers assistant McCoist, which led to the infamous Old Firm summit chaired by First Minister Alex Salmond. Read the full story
    • 12.15 This is the 396th Old Firm derby. Rangers have won 157, Celtic 142 and 96 have ended in draws.
    • 12.10 Celtic are boosted by the news that Scott Brown makes the side as he was rested for the defeat in Madrid in midweek due to an ankle problem. He is always a particularly combative presence on Old Firm days, though there is no El-Hadji Diouf at Rangers this season of course.
    • 12.05 Rangers currently top the SPL with 16 points from their opening six games, with Celtic just one point behind in second. Nel Lennon's side lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid on Thursday while Rangers have had eight days off to prepare for today's game.
    • 12.00 Both Rangers and Celtic field two up top, with Kyle Lafferty and Nikica Jelavic in tandem for the hosts and Gergios Samaras and Gary Hooper up top for the Bhoys. Rangers also welcome Sasa Papac back to the side for the first time since August 3.
    • 11.55 TEAMS: Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac, Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde, Jelavic, Lafferty. Subs: Alexander, Broadfoot, McCulloch, Ortiz, Healy, Perry, Fleck. /// Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, El Kaddouri, Brown, Kayal, Ki, Mulgrew, Hooper, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Forrest, Bangura, Stokes, Wanyama, Ledley.
    • 11.50 The build-up to today's match has been predictably controversial, with Celtic withdrawing their co-operation with the Daily Record after the newspaper published an inflammatory headline about whether Neil Lennon was more hated at Ibrox than the tax man.
    • 11.45 Welcome to our live coverage of the SPL clash between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox as Ally McCoist takes charge in an Old Firm clash for the first time.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!!!!! NAISMITH MAKES IT FOUR! It's all over now as Naismith, who started the scoring, ends it too with a clinical finish, and this match is beyond doubt now - Rangers are jubilant!
    • 83' Another exquisite delivery from Davis sees Forster remain rooted to his line, and Goian should score as he ghosts into the Celtic six-yard box unmarked but shoots wide!
    • 76' RED CARD! Charlie Mulgrew is sent off, and frankly that had a distinct air of inevitability about it with yet another reckless challenge finally being punished by referee Thomson.
    • 68' GOAL!!!!! LAFFERTY PUTS RANGERS IN FRONT! Wylde crosses into the Celtic box and the visitors fail to clear the danger, with Lafferty biding his time before driving a composed finish beyond Forster!
    • 66' Loovens hits the post! Rangers get lucky as the Celtic defender rises high to power a low header against the foot of the far post!
    • 60' Another awful miss from Lafferty! Wilson heads back towards Forster very poorly with the Rangers forward intercepting, but Lafferty somehow shoots wide with just the keeper to beat!
    • 56' It's all Rangers all of a sudden, and Lafferty misses a sitter as he heads over the bar unmarked from close range! What a miss!
    • 55' GOAL!!!!! JELAVIC SCORES FOR RANGERS! It's 2-2 as the Rangers forward rises imperiously to meet Davis's cross from the right, and that's a stunning header!
    • 52' OFFSIDE GOAL! Lafferty makes a late run to latch on to Jelavic's through ball, and he crashes the ball into the back of the net, only to see the flag go up - it was nowhere near offside, and Rangers can rightly feel very aggrieved there!
    • 47' What a shot from Davis! Steven Davis hammers a rasping volley which beats Forster all ends up and thunders against the crossbar!
    • 41' GOAL!!!!!! MCGREGOR MAKES AN AWFUL MISTAKE! Brown forages around on the edge of the Rangers box before feeding El Kaddouri, and his pretty tame low drive inexplicably creeps through McGregor - it's a woeful mistake!
    • 34' GOAL!!!!! HOOPER LEVELS THE SCORES! What a finish from Hooper, who from nowhere pulls out an equaliser after a slick through ball from Brown puts him through, and it's an exquisite finish from the forward!
    • 22' GOAL!!!! NAISMITH PUTS RANGERS IN FRONT! Kelvin Wilson fails to clear a cross from Kyle Lafferty into the box, and Naismith takes the ball down and thunders a stunning volley beyond Forster - it's his first Old Firm strike!
    • 3' Jelavic is already causing havoc as he puts Forster under real pressure following an awful backpass from Kelvin Wilson - it's very nearly an early goal as the ball is deflected away to safety!
    • 11.55 TEAMS: Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac, Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde, Jelavic, Lafferty. Subs: Alexander, Broadfoot, McCulloch, Ortiz, Healy, Perry, Fleck. /// Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, El Kaddouri, Brown, Kayal, Ki, Mulgrew, Hooper, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Forrest, Bangura, Stokes, Wanyama, Ledley.

Team Line-up & Ratings

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      Midfielders
      Goals ×2 7.6 -
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      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out90′ 6.5 -
      Goal Substitution Out80′ 6.4 -
      Subs
      Substitution In90′ 5.7 -
      Substitution In80′ 5.9 -
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      Defenders
      Yellow Card 4.8 -
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      Goal Substitution Out63′ 5.3 -
      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out74′ 4.9 -
      Red Card 4.7 -
      Strikers
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      Goal 5.7 -
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      Substitution In63′ 4.4 -
      Substitution In74′ 5 -
      Substitution In83′ 4.7 -

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