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Brown sees red as Rangers beat Celtic

Rangers striker Kenny Miller says the win over rivals Celtic is "a huge step" in their quest to defend their Scottish Premier League title.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller acknowledged today's defeat of Celtic represented "a huge step" in their quest to defend their Scottish Premier League title. The Light Blues have a lead of 10 points over their Old Firm rivals, with a game in hand, after Maurice Edu's injury-time goal gave them a 1-0 victory. Miller said: "We've fought until the end and taken a huge step now to retaining the title." Celtic captain Scott Brown was shown a straight red card by referee Dougie McDonald in the 65th minute after wrestling with Gers' Kyle Lafferty, who escaped unpunished. "With 10 men we thought we could get a winner but you've got to fight until the 93rd or 94th minute," added Miller. "It's a great time to score - it's always going to be hard to come back after that." As for the title race, Miller added: "It's in our hands and has been for long time.

"Today was an opportunity for them to beat us and pull the gap back to four points but we've increased the lead and we're delighted." Edu added: "We thought it would be hard and it was a big game for us but there are still lot of games to go. We're just taking one game at a time." On a personal level, the American added: "It's been great to get some games under my belt and getting a goal will spur me on to find top form." * PA Sport