x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Rangers beat Celtic to go clear in Scotland

Rangers took advantage of two mistakes and a contentious penalty to win 3-1 at Celtic and move clear of their rivals at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND // Rangers took advantage of two mistakes and a contentious penalty to win 3-1 at Celtic and move clear of their rivals at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

The defending champions had trailed to a 45th-minute shot by Gary Hooper but equalised in the 49th through an own goal by Glenn Loovens.

Kenny Miller then scored in the 55th after a weak clearing kick by the goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Miller made it 3-1 in the 67th from a penalty awarded for a block by Daniel Majstorovic, even though the defender appeared to be trying to get out of Kirk Broadfoot's way when he fell to the ground.

Rangers have 27 points after winning their opening nine games with Celtic three points back after their first defeat.