Rangers' James Tavernier carries a wreath as he leads the home team out on the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox Disaster  (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Rangers' James Tavernier carries a wreath as he leads the home team out on the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox Disaster (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

How the Rangers players rated in vital 1-0 Old Firm win against Celtic at Ibrox and Allan McGregor's man of the match rating

Rangers were far from their best against Celtic, but it was a different type of performance required to grind out three points against their Old Firm rivals and open up a 19-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 7:19 pm

In the end it was decided by Calum McGregor’s second-half own goal, when Joe Aribo flicked James Tavernier’s corner onto the unwitting Celtic captain with 20 minutes to play.

Celtic had enjoyed a dominant first half but a half-time change from Steven Gerrard improved Rangers’ fortunes, aided further when Nir Bitton hauled down Alfredo Morelos after an hour and was shown a red card by Bobby Madden.

Here’s how the Rangers players rated in the win, their third against Celtic in a row.

Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

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