A moment in time

A moment in time: Rangers 5-1 Celtic

It might be a while before Rangers overtake Celtic as the top dog in Scotland, but at least fans have plenty of memories to look back on to remember the days when they were number one in the country.

The Gers have more league titles over their city rivals and will likely retain that record for many years to come, and Rangers have had some massive results over Celtic in the past, and none were bigger than what happened on the 26th November 2000.

Heading into the match, Rangers found themselves 15 points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premier League table, with many speculating that the title was already wrapped up before the campaign had really had a chance to get going, and heading into the second instalment of the Old Firm of the season, a Hoops win could have ended all hope of a title race.

Managed by Dick Advocaat, Rangers had slumped early in the season, losing to the likes of Hibernian and Kilmarnock as well as suffering a humiliating 6-2 defeat to Celtic in the fifth game of the season, and the Glaswegian side were looking for revenge.

And the hosts got off to a good start, with club captain Barry Ferguson heading Rangers ahead just over the half-hour mark, but it was a short-lived lead when Henrik Larsson levelled things up heading into half-time, but then the second-half changed everything.

Newly purchased record signing Tore Andre Flo put Rangers back ahead 60 minutes in, and from there, the floodgates opened. Ronald de Boer added a third eight minutes later, and Michael Mols and Lorenzo Amoruso completed the comeback in stunning style to seal a 5-1 win for Rangers.

With such a stunning comeback behind them, it spurred Rangers on to a solid season in Scotland where they only lost four more league games for the remainder of the campaign, however, they still weren’t able to overtake Celtic in the league as the Hoops finished top of the table by 12 points come the end.

Rangers are yet to better that result in an Old Firm Derby, but with Steven Gerrard aiming to take the club back to the top, it could be sooner rather than later fans see a scoreline as big as that day in 2000.

Rangers fans, is the 5-1 win the best Old Firm result ever? Let us know!

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