Old Firm Derby: Celtic 1 - 3 Rangers

Kenny Miller scored a dramatic second half double as Rangers came from behind at half-time to beat their great rivals at Celtic Park and maintain their 100 per cent record in the SPL this season. Gary Hooper's opener just before half-time was cancelled out three minutes into the second half when Hoops' stopper Glenn Loovens put through his own net as he tried to clear Kyle Lafferty's header. Miller then fired the visitors ahead with a volley in the 55th minute before netting from the spot 10 minutes later after referee Willie Collum had pointed to the spot when Daniel Majstorovic had fouled Rangers substitute Kirk Broadfoot inside the box.

It was statement of intent from the champions, who extended their winning run in the league to nine games while at the same time ending their bitter rivals' winning run in the SPL this season. While there was no difference between the teams in points going in the game there was a huge difference in their respective experience of Old Firm games. Celtic, with the same side which beat Dundee United at Tannadice last week, had six players making their debut in the fixture. Rangers manager Walter Smith, who started the game watching from the stand, made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Valencia at Ibrox in the Champions League in midweek. Midfielder Lee McCulloch returned after injury and Lafferty also came in as Richard Foster and Vladimir Weiss dropped out.

The home side were the architects of their own downfall in the 55th minute when Miller dramatically put Rangers ahead. Forster made a mess of a routine clearance and Naismith quickly tried to put Maurice Edu through with Miller looking to be in an offside position. However, when the ball broke to the former Hoops' striker 16 yards out, he buried his volley low past Forster. More drama arrived in the 65th minute when Collum awarded a penalty to the Govan club after Majstorovic brought down Broadfoot in the box, although contact seemed minimal. After the referee brushed aside Celtic complaints Miller drove the spot-kick in off the post.

The Parkhead men fought to get a foothold back in the match and McGregor made good saves from Ki and Joe Ledley - but Rangers were happy to see the game out.

Source: Sky Sports

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