Filip Helander scored a second-half as Rangers ended up on the right side of the football scores in the Old Firm Derby. It was the first meeting between the two Scottish giants this season. the first half proved to be a cagey affair as both sides measured each other up. Both sides had a big chance each with Odsonne Edward missing from six yards out. Rangers hit the post with a fierce shot from Ryan Kent.

The defending champions move third in the table and three points clear of Celtic in sixth. They pulled off the win without Steven Gerrard who was self-isolating after falling victim to the COVID outbreak at the club.

Player ratings

Rangers: McCrorie (8), Balogun (9), Goldson (7), Helander (7), Barisic (7), Kamara (7), Davis (7), Aribo (7), Roofe (7), Morelos (7), Kent (7)

Subs: Lundstram (6), Sakala (6), Arfield (6)

Celtic: Hart (7), Ralston (6), Starfelt (6), Welsh (6), Juranovic (6), Christie (6), McGregor (6), Turnbull (7), Abada (6), Edouard (6), Furuhashi (8)

Subs: Soro (6), Rogic (6), Montgomery (6)

Man of the match: Leon Balogun

Managers Reaction

Rangers assistant boss Gary McAllister: “Fantastically pleasing, it has been a very strange three or four days, players playing with injury today, no idea who was available right up to this morning with Covid and close-contact protocols.”

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou: “We are disappointed, it was a tight game that could have gone either way. The first goal was always going to be important, we fell behind, but we had a couple of good chances towards the end.

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