Rangers expose Celtic as frauds in Old Firm derby

Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal.(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal.(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) /

Rangers FC claimed their second consecutive Old Firm win earlier today at Celtic Park.

Rangers claimed three precious points against their rivals Celtic earlier today. Two goals from Connor Goldson, one in each half, were enough to seal the deal for Steven Gerrard and his men.

Rangers were far from dominant in this clash, but their opposition failed to show up. Neil Lennon should be fuming with his team’s performance. The Old Firm derby is recognized as one of the most notable derbies on the planet, yet motivation was missing from his players.

Zero shots on target in the Old Firm? Zero!? That is simply embarrassing. Rangers did not put in their best shift today, yet they still managed to expose Celtic as the frauds they are rather easily.

The early elimination from the Champions League from Hungarian side Ferencvaros, and the lucky victories where Celtic barely scraped past inferior opponents was not just a rough patch. That is their actual level of quality this season.

The Light Blues will now enter the next matchweek four points ahead of their rivals, and one can only assume that things will get worse for Celtic from here.

Lennon must now prepare his men for a difficult stretch of games against AC Milan, Aberdeen, Lille, and Aberdeen once again. Throw low confidence after today’s defeat into the mix and they have a problem on their hands. A congested schedule, a tough schedule, and no positive momentum spells bad news for Celtic.

Rangers are clearly the better team this season, and their dynamic style of play in the final third will carry them a long way. The key to staying ahead of Celtic involves staying grounded.

Today’s victory at Celtic Park is a big deal, but it is also just one game early on in a long journey. Gerrard’s troops are in a position where they can control their own destiny.

The 54-time Scottish champions must take advantage of Celtic’s crisis by handling business against Livingston, Kilmarnock, and Hamilton over the next few weeks.

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