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Rangers restore pride after Celtic drubbing

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday but face watching bitter rivals Celtic win the title in next week’s Old Firm match unless they can turn around their miserable derby record.

Goals from Jason Cummings and Daniel Candeias restored some belief after last weekend’s 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final drubbing by Celtic ahead of next weekend’s league trip to Parkhead.

Rangers restore pride after Celtic drubbing

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday but face watching bitter rivals Celtic win the title in next week’s Old Firm match unless they can turn around their miserable derby record.

Goals from Jason Cummings and Daniel Candeias restored some belief after last weekend’s 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final drubbing by Celtic ahead of next weekend’s league trip to Parkhead.

Celtic rout ‘sorry’ Rangers to reach Scottish Cup final

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic will face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final after the holders thrashed arch rivals Rangers 4-0 on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side cruised to victory in the semi-final at Hampden Park thanks to goals from Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham.

Celtic rout Rangers to reach Scottish Cup final

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic will face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final after the holders thrashed arch rivals Rangers 4-0 on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ side cruised to victory in the semi-final at Hampden Park thanks to goals from Tom Rogic, Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham.

Scottish Premiership matches postponed by icy weather

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs have postponed all three Premiership games scheduled for Wednesday including Celtic’s home match due to heavy snowfall.

League leaders Celtic were due to host Dundee, Hibernian and Hamilton were scheduled to meet in Edinburgh and Aberdeen were set to travel to Motherwell.

Dembele fuels Celtic defeat of Aberdeen

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Glasgow (AFP) – Moussa Dembele helped Celtic retain their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 2-0 win away to Aberdeen.

Frenchman Dembele headed the defending champions ahead on 37 minutes at Pittodrie before triggering a late counter-attack that resulted in Kieran Tierney sealing the victory.

Dembele fuels Celtic defeat of Aberdeen

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Glasgow (AFP) – Moussa Dembele helped Celtic retain their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 2-0 win away to Aberdeen.

Frenchman Dembele headed the defending champions ahead on 37 minutes at Pittodrie before triggering a late counter-attack that resulted in Kieran Tierney sealing the victory.

Celtic boss questions rivals after shock draw, Rangers win goal-fest

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers suggested St Johnstone were letting their manager down as they ended a miserable run of results with a goalless draw away to the champions in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

It was the second time this season that Tommy Wright’s side had come away from leaders Celtic’s headquarters with a point, following a 1-1 draw in August.

Football: Scottish Premiership result

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership result on Saturday:

Kilmarnock 1 (Mulumbu 70) Celtic 0

Playing later (1500 GMT)

Aberdeen v Hamilton

Dundee v Ross County

Hearts v St Johnstone

Motherwell v Partick Thistle

Rangers v Hibernian

Football: Scottish Premiership result

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish Premiership result on Saturday:

Kilmarnock 1 (Mulumbu 70) Celtic 0

Playing later (1500 GMT)

Aberdeen v Hamilton

Dundee v Ross County

Hearts v St Johnstone

Motherwell v Partick Thistle

Rangers v Hibernian

Rodgers – Celtic need more quality 

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after they had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday.

The Hoops, who have already won the League Cup, are looking to retain the historic treble they claimed last season while making an impact in the Europa League with a tie against Zenit Saint Petersburg to come in February.

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Rodgers salutes Celtic spirit

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers has praised his Celtic players for the way the Scottish champions have responded since suffering their first domestic defeat under his reign.

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to eight points on Saturday as they saw off nearest challengers Aberdeen with a 3-0 victory at Celtic Park.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Celtic are still sharp, says Dembele

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic striker Moussa Dembele says his side’s focus remains on winning with Hamilton due to visit on Wednesday despite dropping points in two of their past three Scottish Premiership outings.

The champions extended their record-breaking domestic unbeaten run to 68 games with a 2-2 draw with Hibernian on Sunday but came close to seeing it end as Hibs came close to a late winner after battling back from two goals down.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Scottish Premier League

Twitter reaction to Miller suspension baffling, time for Rangers to bin the outspoken striker

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The news that Rangers have suspended Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace over their conduct following Sunday’s defeat by Celtic didn’t come as a surprise.

However, the reaction of Rangers’ fans to Miller’s suspension in particular was certainly surprising given that this isn’t the first time he’s been involved in something of this ilk.

Injury boost as Celtic favourite returns to make milestone appearance

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Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is set to feature against Dundee in Wednesday night’s Scottish Premiership meeting, which will be his 200th appearance in all competitions for the Hoops, reports the Daily Mail.

The Scottish international has been out of action for nearly three months with a knee injury but could start at Parkhead as Scott Bain is ineligible to play against his parent club while Dorus de Vries is third-choice in the pecking order.

'He has done very well': Rodgers speaks highly of Rangers man ahead of Old Firm clash

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Glasgow Rangers will face Celtic in a crucial Scottish Premiership Old Firm derby clash on Sunday at the Ibrox Stadium.

Ahead of the match, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believed the Gers boss has already done enough to remain in charge of the Ibrox club beyond the summer.

Rangers were badly struggling under Pedro Caixinha before he was sacked.

'Has been brilliant': Patrick Roberts raves about 26-year-old Celtic teammate

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Patrick Roberts was excellent during his last loan spell at Celtic, and therefore much was expected of him when he returned to Parkhead on loan again in the summer.

The 21-year-old was not only expected to improve the already star studded Celtic side in the Scottish Premiership, but also on the European front.

Man Utd eyeing Celtic full-back; rising Fulham star a better option

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Manchester United are considering a move for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.

United have been strongly linkied with a move for Danny Rose, but Tottenham’s £50 million asking price and the player’s ongoing injury issues are proving problematical.

Manager Jose Mourinho has also considered Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, while Alex Sandro is also in the frame although Juventus are reluctant to sell.

Odds update: Surprise candidate backed to take Rangers job

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Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has been backed down to 7/2 to be appointed as the new Rangers manager.

Karanka has been out of work since leaving Boro earlier this year and bookmakers are now listing him as second favourite for the role.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes remains the favourite, with Alex McLeish also prominent in the betting.

Rangers legend hits out at "untouchable" Celtic manager Rodgers

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Former Rangers star Kris Boyd has blasted Brendan Rodgers after Celtic’s 7-1 drubbing by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier this week.

Celtic have gone unbeaten for 64 games on the domestic front, but their performances on the European stage have been less than impressive.

Former Rangers star now odds on to take over at Ibrox

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Former Rangers and Netherlands midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst is now odds on to be appointed as the new manager at Ibrox.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has drifted from 1/5 to 1/3 to replace Pedro Caixinha, but van Bronckhorst has emerged as a shock contender for the role.

The 42-year-old, is currently in charge of Feyenoord, is as low as 10/11 to rejoin his former club.

This 25/1 shot could be the next Rangers manager

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Former England boss Steve McClaren is set for talks with Rangers about becoming the club’s new manager.

The Scottish Premiership club have contacted McClaren about the role and will hold talks with him this week.

McClaren is currently working in Israel as a coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv, but he is interested in a return to Britain.

Former Rangers star urges club to appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Rangers legend convinced former club should appoint this manager

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Barry Ferguson has urged Rangers to pull out all the stops to secure the services of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager.

Rangers have been linked with the current Aberdeen boss since sacking Pedro Caixinha and he insists his former club can’t afford to delay making a new appointment.

Caixinha hanging on by a thread, time for 12/1 shot to take over

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Rangers’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Kilmarnock could signal the end for manager Pedro Caixinha.

Chris Burke’s injury-time equaliser earned the visitors a dramatic point, with the goal coming after Daniel Candeias had missed a 90th-minute penalty for Rangers.

The result saw Rangers drop to fourth in the Scottish Premiership, but Caixinha insists he’s still the right man for the job.

English Premier League

Ed Woodward sends Manchester United scout to watch Jose Mourinho’s ‘top priority’ signing

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According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has sent a scout to watch Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, after manager Jose Mourinho spoke to him about their need for a left-back this summer.

Tierney is due to start against Rangers in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final and could put himself in the shop window with a memorable Old Firm derby performance.

Celtic could agree £25m deal with Manchester United for ‘attractive option’

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According to the Mirror, Manchester United have identified Celtic defender Kieran Tierney as a replacement for Luke Shaw whose future is uncertain this summer after a fallout with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tierney is only 20 but has risen through the youth ranks at Celtic to become a regular in the first-team.

Done deal: Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool defender makes shock move

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Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker has joined Dundee on an 18-month deal, the Scottish Premiership club have confirmed. The 26-year-old left Queens Park Rangers in December by mutual consent, having made 54 appearances for the Londoners.

The news comes as a shock given he’s spent his entire playing career in England, the majority of which has been in the Premier League and Championship, but Dundee convinced him to go to Scotland until the summer of 2019.

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Scottish Premiership: Huzzahs All Round As Steven Caulker Scores Bullet Header On Dundee Debut (Video)

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Having only signed for the club six days ago, Steven Caulker got his Dundee career off to a flying start by scoring on his debut on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, the Dee eventually ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, but Caulker was still able to celebrate a small personal victory after hauling himself back from the brink.