Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has hailed Cameron Carter-Vickers’ performance in the Hoops’ 2-2 draw away to Rangers, describing him as ‘immense’.
The Lowdown: Celtic snatch point at Rangers
Ange Postecoglou’s side went into their trip to Ibrox with a nine-point lead over their rivals in the Scottish Premiership title race, making a win for the hosts almost essential.
While Celtic may not have earned all three points in the end, Kyogo Furuhashi’s late equaliser proved to be priceless, ensuring Rangers made no ground on them and the Hoops will certainly be the happier side as the dust settles.
In truth, Ange’s side were never at their best in the match but their ability to get something from a game with late goals shone through again.
The Latest: Sutton hails ‘immense’ CCV
Taking to Twitter after the match, Sutton assessed matters fairly, giving Carter-Vickers special praise:
“Celtic got away with that. CCV was immense. Too many players way off it. Mooy excellent when he came on. Juranovic would have struggled to impress any watching scouts… would Willie Collum in the VAR hut have awarded a penalty had a Celtic player handled the ball like Goldson??”
The Verdict: Superb performance
On a day when numerous individuals struggled to find their best form, Carter-Vickers was largely magnificent and deserves all the plaudits that come his way.
The American was physically strong throughout, winning five out of six aerial duels, making five clearances and also enjoying an 89% pass completion rate (71% on long balls), with one late tussle summing up his brilliance.
This was an afternoon that again showed how important Carter-Vickers is to this Celtic side and he is one of the best centre-backs to have represented them in recent years.
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