'Top-shelf save', Fans of both sides of the Old Firm and pundits hail Allan McGregor's save from Leigh Griffiths

Allan McGregor made a series of top-class saves in the first half to deny Celtic and keep the scoreline at 0-0 in the second Old Firm match of the season.

Rangers' Allan McGregor makes an early save from Celtic's Odsonne Edouard (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Rangers' Allan McGregor makes an early save from Celtic's Odsonne Edouard (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

An early double save to deny his namesake Calum and then Odsonne Edouard was followed by a finger-tip push onto the post to deny Leigh Griffiths after 21 minutes.

And it’ the flying top-corner save that had fans on both sides of the Old Firm divide impressed, reluctantly or otherwise.

Rangers: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

Rangers: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

@ItsDaveeeee: “Unreal save by McGregor, if it weren't for him Celtic would be two or three up by now!

@AJThoms214: “McGregor had a wonder save from a Griff shot or we would be on top.”

@Goffee71: “Goalie smut... top-shelf save from McGregor.”

@William19555921: “Fantastic save by McGregor probs best save you'll see this weekend.”

@jamie_urey: “Imagine that McGregor save from Griffiths was made down south… Absolute world class save.”

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths comes close during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on January 02, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

@TheGMason: “Hits the post ref” McGregor Doesn’t want the credit for an unbelievable save apparently.”

Pundits were also impressed by the goalkeeper on his 400th start for Rangers, and 401st appearance.

"He’s got no right in saving that,” said former Scotland team-mate James McFadden on Sky Sports.

"The save he makes from Griffiths has to be up there with his top ones and he’s dug Rangers out of a hole so many times.,” said ex-Celtic defender Mark Wilson.

Speaking on Clyde One added: “That’s what wins you leagues, saves like that add up to points, and that’s the difference between an outstanding goalkeeper and a fragile goalkeeper that Celtic have.”

A message from the Editor:Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.