Brown hails Celtic's fighting spirit following Rangers win
Mar 12 2018
Graeme Murty has praised his Rangers players for making the Old Firm game feel like a contest again rather than a predictable Celtic rout.
"Rangers' wait for a first league win over Celtic since 2012 continues, but they looked set to stretch their recent fine run when they twice went in front through Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias in the first-half".
Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has never lost to their cross-town rivals and insisted that all of the pressure is on the Gers as he believes it is a game they have to win.
Rangers' capability is much less certain, to the point where their 2-0 win against Hearts at Ibrox on Feb 24 was hailed as an example of staying power which had previously been little in evidence in home games.
Celtic captain Scott Brown has had a go at Rangers following the Hoops' pivotal 3-2 victory at Ibrox.
"We knew what we were going to do, we've top quality players on the park and scored some great goals". "It was an vast performance considering we went behind very early in the game".
"Bain's first involvement was to pick the ball out of his net after a awful error by Dedryck Boyata, who gifted possession to Windass".
Celtic responded quickly, though, as Tom Rogic's glorious curling finish levelled the game with just 12 minutes on the clock.
Bain made his first big save to prevent Morelos's drive putting Rangers ahead for a third time after another slip by Boyata.
Four minutes injury time were added on, but Rangers could not find another goal and slipped to a defeat which all but ends their hopes of challenging Celtic for the title.
Just two minutes after replacing James Forrest, Edouard - who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain - collected Dembele's pass before cutting in from the left to bend a shot beyond Foderingham's desperate dive.
Hoops defender Jozo Simunovic was shown a straight red by referee Willie Collum for using an arm to brush off Gers striker Alfredo Morelos in the 56th minute before Edouard, 20, on loan from Paris St Germain and on for James Forrest, curled in the victor in the 69th minute.