Scotland’s two giants renewed their famous rivalry in an edgy Old Firm derby this afternoon, the fourth of five this season.
Clint Hill found an 88th minute equaliser to put an end to Brendan Rodger’s winning run in the Parkhead hotseat.
It was to be the final game of Rangers’ interim manager Graeme Murty with Portuguese boss Pedro Caixinha taking over from next week. Murty had been in charge ever since Mark Warburton left his post last month.
Celtic took the lead after 35 minutes with a brilliant strike from Stuart Armstrong rifling past Wesley Foderingham. The Bhoys threatened to add further to their lead before half-time but as the sides went in at the break, it was still just 1-0.
What a strike Armstrong! Keep it up Celtic! #COYBIG ?????
— Colm Taylor (@1colmtaylor) March 12, 2017
— James Laverty (@JamesL25) March 12, 2017
Yet another goal for Stuart Armstrong, the bottom half Premier League clubs could do far worse than look to him this summer..
— Ryan Plant (@ryanplant1998) March 12, 2017
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 12, 2017
If Celtic stay switched on at the back this could be anything today. #COYBIG
— JoeBhoy (@JoeBhoy8) March 12, 2017
Martyn Waghorn, having spurned the best chance of the first half, couldn’t make the most of another glorious opportunity with Craig Gordon managing to block his close-range volley.
Fucksake if Waghorn can play for Rangers so can I ?
— Jordan Page (@JCPage9) March 12, 2017
Waghorn though ? fuck sake 2 sitters missed. Swap that being miller it's 2 goals
— ash kitson (@ashkitson1867) March 12, 2017
Waghorn with two great chances fuck sake
— Gazza (@MarkMacpheeRFC) March 12, 2017
The visitors continued to search for a winner and veteran Clint Hill bundled home the equaliser after Gordon parried away a shot from the edge of the box.
88' GOAL! Clint Hill equalises for the Gers! pic.twitter.com/SjJchh0kQK
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) March 12, 2017
Clint Hill football genius
— ㅤ (@R_BHAFC) March 12, 2017
If one thing sums up the state of Scottish football these days it's Clint Hill scoring in an Old Firm game ?
— Ian McLean (@icm79) March 12, 2017
There was more drama to come with Celtic denied a clear penalty just seconds later as Leigh Griffiths was brought down in the box.
On what planet is that NOT a penalty????? pic.twitter.com/aH5iZmGqSp
— JGlasgowCelticKnight (@DunoonaTIC) March 12, 2017
Surely Hill fouled Griffiths there for a penalty.
— Anthony Redmond (@AntoRedmond93) March 12, 2017
Clint Hill brings down Leigh Griffiths in the box and replay indicates it looks like a penalty. Bobby Madden however, disagrees. Big call.
— Kristian Ross (@Kristian7Ross) March 12, 2017
Great to see the ref is one of ours definitely a penalty on griffiths
— BillyWATP (@billy_watp) March 12, 2017