x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Miller's double gives Rangers victory over Celtic

he Celtic manager Tony Mowbray said his team had only themselves to blame after Rangers beat them 2-1 at Ibrox.

The Celtic manager Tony Mowbray said his team had only themselves to blame after Rangers beat them 2-1 at Ibrox. Kenny Miller scored twice in the first 16 minutes against his former club, while Aiden McGeady scored a consolation penalty. "We allowed them to score," Mowbray said."There was a lot of quality in our side and yet we find ourselves having lost the game." "The bottom line is, I've been critical of them over the past few weeks, hoping to get a reaction and yet the mistakes are still there."

The win moved Rangers within a point of their Glasgow rivals, who lead the Scottish Premier League. Elsewhere, David Beckham is close to returning for a second loan spell at AC Milan. The midfielder, who spent the second half of last season with the Serie A side, is back playing for LA Galaxy, but could sign for the Italians in January. England coach Fabio Capello has said Beckham must play in Europe if he is to be considered for a place in his World Cup squad next summer. "There are other options available but none that will stop me going to Milan," Beckham told The Mail on Sunday.

"When I left, they said they wanted me to come straight back. It is close to being finalised." Milan's city rivals Inter moved top of Serie A on Saturday after Wesley Sneijder's last-minute goal gave them a 2-1 win over Udinese. "It is an important win this evening," said Dejan Stankovic, who scored Inter's first goal. "In the first half they put us under a lot of pressure, but in the second we were better.

In the day's other game, Bari and Catania drew 0-0. sports@thenational.ae