Match Ratings - Rangers 1 - 0 Celtic

ALLAN MCGREGOR - 7

A spectator for the most part as we were completely dominant in every aspect of the game.

JAMES TAVERNIER - 9

One of his best ever performances for Rangers. From the first whistle he gave Sinclair no space whatsoever, totally dominated him. Was a good bit more effective going forward than he has been recently, unlucky with his free kick and the cut back for Kent in the second half after some great play.

JOE WORRALL - 9

Outstanding performance from Worrall. Shades of Amoruso certainly in that concentration seems to be a factor in lesser games, but if he plays like this in the big games he’ll win more fans than he loses. Couple of terrific tackles as well.

CONNOR GOLDSON – 8

Deserves huge credit for playing through the pain barrier but you wouldn’t even have known. Unlucky not to get a goal and was an absolute rock at the back. Goldson & Worrall don’t always look like they work well as a pair, but that wasn’t the case here.

ANDY HALLIDAY - 9

His early tackle on Ntcham typified the whole performance, that was probably an 80/20 not in his favour and it set the tone well. What a turnaround in the last 12 months for Halliday. He never gave Forrest an inch and contributed well going forward. Scenes at the end were special too.

ROSS MCCRORIE - 9 MOTM

McCrorie only came back into the team a few weeks ago and has arguably been the teams outstanding performer since. As Gerrard said, he was an animal in there. Won 100% of his aerial duels and won the ball back 10 times including 6 in Celtic’s half. An absolute textbook holding midfield performance.

RYAN JACK - 9

What a time to get your first goal! A lovely finish as well, sidefooted through Browns legs and into the box. Part of the best Rangers midfield performance I’ve seen in a long time and can be delighted with his shift. Completely took Ntcham out of the game.

SCOTT ARFIELD - 9

A midfield master class. Considering he was clearly half fit, he displayed some serious mental strength & character to deliver that performance. Owned the midfield and was strutting about all through the second half. It’s always good to see a bit of gallusness in there, it’s been a while!

DANIEL CANDEIAS – 8

When he’s good, we’re good and this was one of those days. Constant pressure & energy caused Celtic so many problems. Unlucky to be subbed for Coulibaly but he had emptied the tank and the tactical switch paid off.

ALFREDO MORELOS – 9

A one man battering ram. I’ve never seen a player in Scottish football who is able to dominate multiple centre halves like Morelos does. We hoisted about ten long throws up to him and he just brings it down, beats his man and creates a chance. Terrific shift and you could see what it meant to him at the final whistle.

RYAN KENT – 9

In only his second appearance in 2 months this was an incredible shift. Gave Lustig a torrid time down that left flank in the first half and picked up where he left off in the second. Unlucky not to get a goal with some terrific pressing of Boyata early in the second half. What was most impressive was his defensive play, always tracking back to win the ball and get moves going again.

LASSANA COULIBALY – 5

Looked a little unsure and ponderous initially but did his job thereafter.

JON FLANAGAN – 3

On at the death to give Arfield a deserved standing ovation.

STEVEN GERRARD - 9

Full credit to Gerrard, he got the players right up for this and the gameplan worked like an absolute dream. Also deserves credit for acknowledging Celtic’s change to a diamond midfield when Eduoard came on and bringing on Coulibaly to match their shape and counteract it.

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