Celtic went into Saturday’s Old Firm Derby hoping to extend their lead atop the table to a whopping nineteen points as the year came to a close.
Kenny Miller of Rangers, who infamously switched sides of Glasgow after playing for Celtic back in 2006, gave the Gers the lead early on in the game after some great football by Mark Warburton’s side.
On another note, if I found Kenny Miller in bed with Shelley I would tuck him in. #king
— DJ Tuneski (@_Neezyy) December 31, 2016
Kenny miller always has his say on derby day!! pic.twitter.com/kWmrqr7Pug
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) December 31, 2016
Jesus Kenny Miller is still about
— Anubis (@FilmOnAStik) December 31, 2016
Moussa Dembele’s stunning strike, which you can watch here, levelled it up going into half-time.
Dembele is on a different level!
— luke cooper (@lukecooper10) December 31, 2016
Can we swap Moussa Dembele for Danny Welbeck?
— The 48 (@Je_suis_Gemeaux) December 31, 2016
Celtic started the second half brilliantly and went close to taking the lead a number of times.
That was a huge chance for Dembele
— Matt Milne (@21Milner) December 31, 2016
— Andy Duncan (@andyjd747) December 31, 2016
Scott Sinclair found what turned out to be the winner minutes later in what was almost a carbon-copy of Rangers’ opener.
Oh Scotty Sinclair he's wonderful, like a miracle, he's magical.
— Jimmy Ö'Grady (@Jimmyjog94) December 31, 2016
Scotty Sinclair just sent Tavernier back to the battle of Sterling Bridge with William Wallace #RangersCeltic
— Nicky O’Connor (@NickyConners7) December 31, 2016
Miller should have evened it up in the latter stages but his close-range effort hit the post.
How did Miller miss that
— Fraser Imrie (@Fraser_Imrie) December 31, 2016
The Hoops saw the game out expertly, sealing a huge win for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
— Dom (@domkelly_) December 31, 2016
Undefeated in the league, #OldFirm victory away from home. Brendan Rodgers is the perfect birthday, Christmas, and New Year present.
— Fergus (@fergusboden) December 31, 2016
Next up for Celtic is a trip to Albion Rovers in the fourth round of the Cup while Rangers play host to Motherwell in the same competition. The two sides meet again in the league on March 11th.