Rangers suffer defeat to Celtic with 2-3 scoreline

Celtic Dominate Old Firm Clash to Move Closer to Back-to-Back Titles

Celtic took a giant step towards the Scottish Premiership title after a convincing 3-2 win over Rangers on Sunday. The victory sees Celtic move 12 points clear of their rivals in the title race, effectively ending Rangers’ chances of winning the league.

The match was marred by controversy with early goals disallowed for Kyogo Furuhashi and Alfredo Morelos, but it was Furuhashi who proved to be the difference, scoring a double either side of a stunning free-kick from Rangers captain James Tavernier. Jota added a third for Celtic before Tavernier scored his landmark 100th goal for Rangers to reduce the deficit to 3-2, but it was too little too late for the visitors.

The win was Celtic’s sixth in a row against Rangers at Celtic Park, and with the title race all but wrapped up, the Hoops are now on course for back-to-back titles.

Despite the pre-match hype, both teams started tentatively, but it was Celtic who had the first chance to score when Furuhashi had a goal disallowed for offside in the sixth minute. The hosts then went on the attack and dominated the first half, with Furuhashi finally breaking the deadlock in the 26th minute after being found unmarked by Matt O’Riley.

The second half saw Rangers up their game, but it was Furuhashi who scored again just after the hour mark after a mistake from Ben Davies. Jota then made it 3-1 in the 73rd minute after another Rangers mistake, before Tavernier pulled one back for the visitors six minutes later.

The match was not without controversy, with the decision to disallow Morelos’ early goal a contentious one. Ally McCoist called it “embarrassing” on Sky Sports, but the decision stood.

The win was well-deserved for Celtic, who dominated the match from start to finish. They now have one hand on the Premiership trophy, and with only a handful of games left in the season, it looks like they will be celebrating their second title in a row very soon.

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