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Scottish Premiership

Ibrox Stadium (ATT 50,221) 18th September 2011 - Kick off 12:30 Ref: Craig Thomson

Rangers Rangers vs Celtic Celtic

Rangers 4

S Naismith (23, 90+3)
N Jelavic (55)
K Lafferty (67)

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Celtic 2

G Hooper (34)
B El Kaddouri (41)
C Mulgrew (S/O 75)

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Last Updated at 2:44 pm, September 18th 2011

  1. FULL TIME. The ref blows for full time as Rangers win the first Old Firm derby of the season. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

  2. 90 (+3)

    GOAL - NAISMITH!!!!!! Rangers take the throw in short before Davis crosses from 12 yards on the right into Naismith in the centre who has lost his maker Stokes and slots home right footed into the goal from 12 yards. Game over!!!

  3. 90 (+2)

    Healy is on for Jelavic.

  4. 90 (+1)

    Davis releases Wylde into the left corner and he holds the ball up before Wilson puts it out for a Rangers throw in.

  5. 90

    Four minutes of added time are announced.

  6. 90

    Goian launches the free-kick forward but M Wilson clears on the edge of the box.

  7. 89

    Loovens catches Jelavic for a Rangers free-kick on the half way line.

  8. 88

    Bangura tries to run into the left side of the box but he is tackled by Goian and it is a Rangers free-kick with the striker adjudged to have fouled the defender.

  9. 87

    Wylde crosses from the left to Naismith on the edge of the box on the right who tries an effort but Forster saves well to his left and Celtic clear.

  10. 86

    Celtic press but Bangura is given offside as he tries to latch onto a pass from Ki from the left.

  11. 86

    Davis takes the free-kick which loops into the far post but Goian shoots wide from close range under pressure from M Wilson.

  12. 85

    Edu wins a free-kick off Kayal 35 yards out to the left of goal.

  13. 84

    Whittaker releases Naismith into the right side of the box but his cross from the right byline goes out for a goal kick.

  14. 83

    Bangura is on for Samaras.

  15. 82

    Celtic take the throw in and switch the ball to the right flank where Forrest crosses into the box but Rangers win the ball and break clear. Jelavic then tries to get around M Wilson, who is on a yellow card, but goes to ground but the ref does not award a free-kick or send Wilson off.

  16. 80

    McCulloch is on for Lafferty who has been struggling with cramp.

  17. 80

    Celtic win a throw in 25 yards out on the left.

  18. 79

    Naismith crosses from 20 yards out on the right but Lafferty heads wide from a tight angle at the far post.

  19. 78

    Celtic take the free-kick and feed the ball forward to Ki who tries an effort from 30 yards out but his low left footed shot is well wide.

  20. 77

    Whittaker is now booked for a late challenge on M Wilson midway in the Celtic half.

  21. 76

    Davis takes the free-kick but Bocanegra heads over from close range at the far post.

  22. 75

    MULGREW SENT OFF. Mulgrew, who is already on a yellow card, catches Davis and is sent off. It is a Rangers free-kick 30 yards out on the right.

  23. 74

    Brown is limping and is replaced by Forrest.

  24. 73

    Celtic take the free-kick short and Mulgrew's long range effort is charged down before Rangers break foward but Jelavic is tackled by Loovens to the right side of their box and Celtic clear.

  25. 72

    Brown is fouled by Papac for a Celtic free-kick 25 yards out on the right.

  26. 70

    Rangers take the throw in but Davis' header from 20 yards is easily dealt with by Forster.

  27. 69

    Davis takes the corner but Brown heads away for a Rangers throw in ten yards out on the right.

  28. 68

    Rangers win a free-kick 35 yards out on the left. Papac takes it and Goian heads over from six yards, which takes a deflection for a corner, as Forster comes for the ball and completely misses with his punch.

  29. 67

    GOAL - LAFFERTY!!!! Rangers cross from the left and Mulgrew's header at the far post hits K Wilson. Lafferty latches onto the loose ball and he scrambles the ball in through Forster's legs after Loovens had blocked his first shot.

  30. 66

    Mulgrew takes the corner and Loovens runs and meets the ball but his glancing header from six yards hits the right post and bounces away.

  31. 66

    Samaras crosses from 15 yards on the left and Wylde has to put it out for a corner at the far post.

  32. 65

    Celtic take the throw in and win another in a similar position. They take again and M Wilson crosses into the box from the right but McGregor catches.

  33. 64

    Celtic take the free-kick and keep good possession before M Wilson wins a throw in 20 yards out on the right.

  34. 63

    Stokes is on for El Kaddouri, with Mulgrew now switching to left back.

  35. 62

    Samaras wins a free-kick off Goian midway in the Celtic half on the left. He then pushes Naismith but does not receive a booking.

  36. 61

    El Kaddouri's back header to Forster from 12 yards is intercepted by Lafferty but he volleys well wide with the goal gaping again.

  37. 60

    Celtic press and first M Wilson's cross from the right is partially cleared by Goian before Brown's pass into the box is gathered by McGregor.

  38. 59

    Forster launches the free-kick forward, Samaras flicks on but McGregor is off his line to gather.

  39. 58

    Lafferty fouls El Kaddouri for a Celtic free-kick midway in their half on the left.

  40. 56

    Wylde crosses from 25 yards from the left into the box and El Kaddouri slips allowing Lafferty a free header from six yards but he heads over with the goal gaping.

  41. 55

    GOAL - JELAVIC!!!! Davis takes the corner and Jelavic heads into the ground from ten yards in the centre and it bounces up and into the goal!!! Rangers are level!!!

  42. 54

    Davis takes the free-kick but Loovens heads away before Lafferty wins a corner on the right.

  43. 54

    M Wilson is booked form catching Jelavic 25 yards out on the left. It is a Rangers free-kick.

  44. 51

    Rangers come again and Lafferty gets the ball into the net from six yards but he is given offside although replays show he was on when he received the pass.

  45. 50

    Davis takes the corner and wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right. He takes again and Lafferty wins a free-kick on the right byline. Davis takes this but Celtic clear their box.

  46. 49

    Mulgrew fouls Whittaker for Rangers free kick on the halfway line on the right. Davis sends it forward and wins a corner on the right off Kayal.

  47. 48

    Jelavic goes down as both he and Loovens try to latch onto a Davis throughball but the ref adjudges he fell over and it is no foul.

  48. 47

    Wylde crosses from 25 yards out to Whittaker in the box but he heads wide from 16 yards in front of goal.

  49. 46

    Rangers press and Davies tries a great effort from the edge of the box in front of goal but his curling effort hits the crossbar and bounces away and Celtic clear.

  50. 46

    Rangers get the second period underway. No changes at half time.

  51. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Nigel has been in touch to say: "Allan McGregor's howler just before the break has put all the pressure on Rangers. Despite taking the lead they are now 6/1 to come away with the three points. Celtic are 1/2 and the draw is available at 5/2. Gary Hooper is 6/1 for the next goal with Nikica Jelavic available for the home side at the same price." Cheers for the info Nigel! I'm going to stick to my 2-2 draw thanks!

  52. HALF TIME. Celtic go in ahead after McGregor's howler. What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2bskyb.com and I will post them up when I get back with my brew!

  53. 45

    Kayal takes the throw in but the ref blows for half time.

  54. 44

    Mulgrew takes the free-kick but it is poor and Davis heads away on the edge of the box. Celtic come again and Mulgrew again crosses into the box but Whittaker puts it out for a throw in 15 yards out on the left.

  55. 43

    Kayal is caught by Lafferty for a Celtic free-kick 30 yards out on the right.

  56. 41

    GOAL - EL KADDOURI!!! Celtic pass across the face of the box to El Kaddouri 25 yards out to the left of goal and he tries an effort. His low shot is straight at McGregor who inexplicably lets it through his hands and his legs and into the net. What a howler!

  57. 40

    Samaras tries to latch onto a throughball into the box but Davis intercepts and clears.

  58. 39

    Bocanegra hits a long ball forward from the left which Jelavic almost gets onto but Forster is quickly off his line to gather.

  59. 38

    Wylde takes the free-kick but his kick is straight at Forster who gathers.

  60. 37

    Jelavic wins a free-kick 35 yards out to the right of goal.

  61. 36

    Naismith tries an effort from distance on the left but it is way wide.

  62. 34

    GOAL - HOOPER!!!! Celtic come again down the left. Brown plays a great reverse ball to find Hooper in the left side of the box and he scores with an exquisite finish into the bottom corner from ten yards out past McGregor's dive.

  63. 33

    Celtic press and Hooper's shot hits Samaras in the box before Kayal prepares to shoot but Samaras is given offside.

  64. 31

    No more chances at present as the teams cancel each other out in the middle of the3 park at present.

  65. 29

    Jelavic latches onto a long ball from Naismith, beating Loovens to the ball using his strength but Loovens then recovers and does enough to force Jelavic to shoot way wide from 25 yards in front of goal.

  66. 28

    Ki takes the corner but Loovens fouls as he jumps for the header and it is a Rangers free-kick in their own box.

  67. 27

    Rangers concede a free-kick 28 yards out on the right. Mulgrew puts the ball into the box but it is put for for a corner on the left.

  68. 26

    Celtic then break forward and Samaras crosses from the right into the box but Goian clears before trying to release Lafferty at the Celtic box but he is given just off side.

  69. 25

    El Kaddouri takes the throw in towards Mulgrem in the left corner but Naismith tackles and Rangers clear. Edu then tries to run at the Celtic box but is tackled by Loovens.

  70. 24

    Jelavic fouls M Wilson for a Celtic free-kick midway in their half. They punt the ball forward and win a throw in off Dais 25 yards out on the left.

  71. 23

    GOAL - NAISMITH!!!!!! Whittaker takes the throw in to Lafferty near the right byline. He crosses into the box but K Wilson near the front post makes a poor clearance straight to Naismith who blasts the ball from 15 yards out into the corner of the net. Great strike!!

  72. 22

    Rangers come again and Lafferty does well to reach the right byline before crossing into the box but Kayal puts it out for a throw in 12 yards out on the right.

  73. 21

    Rangers press and first Lafferty is tackled on the edge of the box before Jelavic wins a throw in 25 yards out. They take and win another throw in in a similar position before Davis mis-kicks for a Celtic throw in.

  74. 20

    Brown makes a strong run forward but Whittaker tackles well on the edge of the box and clears.

  75. 19

    Celtic keep good possession before Loovens' long ball forward goes out for a goal kick.

  76. 17

    Rangers take the free-kick short before Bocanegra launches the ball into the box and the hosts win a throw in 20 yards out on the right. They take and Naismith crosses into the box but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.

  77. 16

    Naismith is caught late by Mulgrew near the half way line and the Celtic player is booked for the challenge.

  78. 14

    Naismith is caught by Kayal for a Rangers free-kick just inside their half. They take but play the ball back to their keeper who launches it forward and Naismith flicks on but it runs through to Forster to gather.

  79. 13

    Mulgrew again does well to get to the left byline and there is then a scramble in the box before Samaras shoots wide under pressure from 15 yards out on the left of the box.

  80. 13

    El Kaddouri crosses from 30 yards out on the left into the box but McGregor is quickly off his line to catch the ball.

  81. 12

    Rangers come again and Naismith tries to run into the right side of the box but it runs through to Forster to gather.

  82. 10

    Rangers win a free-kick on the half way line. They take and Papac tries to release Jelavic into the left side of the box but Brown intercepts and clears.

  83. 9

    Samaras flicks a long ball onto Hooper who passes back to Samaras who tries an effort from 30 yards in front of goal but his shot is well off target.

  84. 8

    Ki takes the corner but Jelavic heads the ball back to him under pressure at the far post. Ki again attempts to cross into the box but Lafferty blocks and Rangers clear.

  85. 7

    Mulgrew does well to get to the left byline where he crosses into the box but Bocanegra heads away for a Celtic throw in 15 yards out on the left. They take and win a corner on the left.

  86. 6

    Jelavic tries to get onto a long ball into the right corner but K Wilson shepherds the ball out for another Celtic goal kick.

  87. 5

    Celtic take the throw in but Rangers win a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. Wylde takes and Forster punches away in the box before Whittaker launches the ball back into the box but it is over hit and a goal kick.

  88. 4

    Jelavic almost gets onto a back pass by K Wilson but Forster just manages to clear. Gers come again and Davis tries to release Lafferty to the left of the box but it is over hit and Lafferty has to put it out for a throw in to Celtic.

  89. 3

    Forster launches the free-kick forward but Rangers partially clear before El Kaddouri crosses from the left into the box but Hooper is given offside.

  90. 2

    Lafferty and K Wilson go for a header near the Celtic box and the ref adjudges the defender is fouled and it is a free-kick to Celtic.

  91. 1

    Celtic get the game underway.

  92. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Tim has been in touch to say: "Steven Naismith has been price boosted from 6/1 to 8/1 to break the deadlock while Nikica Jelavic is the 9/2 favourite to open the scoring." Cheers for the info Tim!

  93. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 6/4 for a Rangers win, 9/4 the draw and 15/8 for a Celtic victory. I think this will be a stalemate so I'm going for a 2-2 draw with Hooper to score first which pays a handsome 105/1! What are your views/predictions? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best.

  94. Referee - Craig Thomson (Scotland)

  95. Teams - Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Loovens, Kelvin Wilson, El Kaddouri, Brown, Kayal, Ki, Mulgrew, Hooper, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Stokes, Bangura, Ledley, Forrest, Wanyama.

  96. Team news - Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic comes back into the starting line-up to partner Kyle Lafferty in a 4-4-2 formation. Sasa Papac returns to the left back slot for the first time since the Malmo clash on August 3.

  97. Team news - Rangers: McGregor, Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Papac, Naismith, Davis, Edu, Wylde, Jelavic, Lafferty. Subs: Alexander, Broadfoot, McCulloch, Ortiz, Healy, Perry, Fleck.

  98. Welcome to Ibrox for the first Old Firm clash of the season. Who will prevail - will it be Ally McCoist's men or will Neil Lennon's charges get the upper hand? Send your views / predictions for today's game to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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8 Partick Thistle 34 41
9 Kilmarnock 34 38
10 Ross County 34 37
11 Motherwell 34 31
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