Rangers 2-0 Celtic: Gers put Celtic to shame in final Old Firm derby of the campaign
If there were doubts over Neil Lennon’s Celtic future prior to the game, then Steven Gerrard and his valiant Rangers side just about hammered the nail in his coffin with a comfortable victory at Ibrox.
Rangers captain James Tavernier was on hand again to give his side the lead within two minutes, when his delicious free-kick sailed straight into the back of the net – making it 17 – yes, 1 7 – for the season. Ridiculous numbers for a full-back, and probably the reason he is attracting attention (as per Football Insider) from England for a hotly anticipated move this summer.
As petty as it may sound (though nothing in football should ever be considered so) Rangers fans will take unbridled joy in the fact that they made Celtic look so utterly silly in what was captain Scott Brown’s 500th game for the club. Not to mention the sly elbow thrown in his face by Jon Flanagan which saw the former Liverpool man rather, fortunately, handed a yellow.
Small victories, hey.
The hosts completed the rout with a sumptuous team goal involving January recruits Glen Kamara and Jermain Defoe, whose cheeky little dummy gave summer signing Scott Arfield an opportunity on goal, which he did not pass up.
On such a special day we cannot pass up the opportunity to give props to the entire team for making the job look so easy. However, extra credit has to go to Mr Scott Arfield as our derby day hero.
The Canada international was everywhere at the weekend and gave Rangers the all-important energy in midfield to overrun their opponents. Hard tackling and darting offensive runs were the name of his game, and his goal at the end just added that extra bit of spice for fans to enjoy.
Quality performance from a quality player.
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