Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

It was fate that Christie scored victor, says Celtic boss Rodgers

It was fate that Christie scored victor, says Celtic boss Rodgers

RANGERS are back in Ladbrokes Premiership action at Ibrox tomorrow night with Aberdeen the visitors, and there will be a bumper 84-page programme on sale outside the stadium in the build-up to kick-off.

Celtic paid the price for failing to build on Ryan Christie's 13th-minute opener as their dominance in possession at Fir Park counted for nothing, and they were left to rue a first-half penalty miss by Leigh Griffiths.

Steve Clarke's side cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Livingston thanks to Greg Stewart's first-half double, maintaining a fine recent run of form that has seen them lose just once in their last 11 outings.

An early goal from defender Scott McKenna was enough to ensure Derek McInnes' side headed home with all three points after a dramatic and frustrating 90 minutes.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard argued that Craig Levein got his arithmetic wrong when the Hearts manager claimed his team were up against 13 men on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard's side will now face off against Aberdeen and it could be worth making a few changes to freshen up a team that were involved in a hard-fought win over Hearts at the weekend.


Kieran Tierney was the provider, surging down the left flank and putting the ball on a plate for Christie, who then fired his shot past the Motherwell goalkeeper.

That said, Christie was creating turbulence nearly at will and, five minutes before the break, was brought down by Rose inside the box for a penalty kick which Griffiths commandeered.

In a second-half lacking in quality, Celtic were made to pay for their overall wastefulness as Johnson sealed an unlikely point with a superb low finish from just inside the box in the 88th minute.

"It is a testament to the players in the two and a half years we have been here, the confidence and resilience".

Hammill opened the scoring with his incredible strike after six minutes before Oli Shaw brought the hosts level after the break.

And finally, veteran striker Kenny Miller grabbed a stunning hat-trick as basement club Dundee beat Hamilton 4-0 at Dens Park.

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