x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Celtic build a firm lead over Rangers

Celtic take a massive stride towards winning the Scottish Premier League for the fourth successive season when they beat their Glasgow rivals Rangers 1-0.

The Celtic hero Scott MCDonald, centre, celebrates his winner with Scott Brown, left, and Koki Mizuno.
The Celtic hero Scott MCDonald, centre, celebrates his winner with Scott Brown, left, and Koki Mizuno.

GLASGOW // Celtic took a massive stride towards winning the Scottish Premier League for the fourth successive season when they beat their Glasgow rivals Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox to extend their lead to seven points. The Australian striker Scott McDonald grabbed the goal after 58 minutes when he turned sharply and blasted in a fierce shot. Earlier, the Celtic keeper Artur Boruc had kept his team in it with a good save from Kris Boyd when the striker was through.

Overall, it was a disappointing match, partly due to difficult conditions on a slippery pitch in freezing conditions. The result leaves Celtic on 50 points, seven clear of Rangers, with Dundee United a distant third on 31 points. *Reuters