Rangers surprise brace Connor Goldson earns deserved victory at Celtic

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It is easy to detect that Celtic supporters are not particularly interested in the extenuating circumstances of their team’s apathetic display against Rangers

The stakes are high in Glasgow this season as Neil Lennon’s side pursue a record-breaking 10th title in succession It would be an exaggeration to suggest that Lennon is feeling the heat, but rumblings of discontent have been apparent since a painful exit from the Champions League in Ferencvaros After years of national dominance, it might be natural for Celtic fans to find bumps in the road difficult to deal with

Steven Gerrard, who guided Rangers to a deserved victory at Celtic Park last December, repeated the round even more thoroughly These are the very first days but, in a campaign where disruption seems inevitable, the Rangers… ???? The Premiership’s four-point lead seems significant Celtic’s game in hand only offers them minimal consolation

– Can they answer? Absolutely, â ???? Said Lennon of his players – They’ve done it before But they can’t live on the past It’s the gift and we have a title race in our hands and we need to roll up our sleeves and do betterâ ????

Covid-related cases had denied Lennon the services of Ryan Christie and Odsonne à ?? douard James Forrest is absent for long-term injury Christopher Jullien’s back problem meant Stephen Welsh got a second start in defense Lennon emerged for post-match media duties to quote another « disgusting » ?? ?? issue, with that of his starting XI leaked online the night before the game.It’s the second time in as many years that the Northern Irishman has been forced to point out this issue

Such a disruption cannot be without consequence, but Celtic need to play with more intent than Rangers have had to face visiting goalkeeper Allan McGregor only had a break Leigh Griffiths late as a cause of minor concern for 93 minutes Gerrard’s midfielder was the epitome of sharpness, with Glen Kamara picking this Celtic trio looking at a rate in comparison

Gerrard restrained himself from the idea that Rangers had met Celtic at an ideal time “We didn’t play a Celtic team with problems, we beat a strong Celtic team, â €“ We didn’t play a Celtic team with problems. Said Rangers manager No one will get carried away We have to stay humble and remember what has happened in the last two years There is still a lot of work to do ???? Gerrard is right in referring to recent history Despite his own useful record against Celtic, Rangers have yet to return a single trophy under the former Liverpool captain

Rangers took the initiative in the ninth minute James Tavernier, like his strong, threw a menacing free kick that Connor Goldson met without a challenge There was still time for Celtic to save the day, but Vasilis Barkas , the goalkeeper, delivered a gentle stop attempt

Mohamed Elyounoussi squandered Celtic’s only serious chance in response, with loaned Southampton winger lacking in composure as he attempted to lob McGregor The episode instead summed up the hostsâ € ” matchday An empty stadium at least spared Celtic what would have been the epic wrath of the stands

Goldson’s second of the afternoon came after Shane Duffy blocked his first shot on a Scott Arfield cross The introductions of Tom Rogic, Albian Ajeti and Griffiths â ???? none of them looked particularly fit â ???? in the Celtic attack couldn’t change the dynamics of a stress-free Rangers defensive performance Only a nice block from Kristoffer Ajer prevented Ryan Kent, who has plagued Celtic all along, from adding a third

– There is no message to Celtic, â ???? Gerrard insisted â ???? I think that’s for us We came back here, we performed well, we did the job the players needed to do But it’s not about sending a message It’s still very early, there is a lot football to play We have to stay calm and professional ???? Glasgow’s blue half, once again with fame in sight, will prove convincing of this stoic approach

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