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Rangers 1-2 Celtic: Gers lose Old Firm clash at Ibrox

Rangers fell to defeat at Ibrox as Celtic snatched a narrow win.

Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Rangers finished 2016 on a low note by losing 2-1 at Ibrox to Celtic.

Kenny Miller gave Rangers an early lead with a tap-in at the back post, but Celtic soon levelled through Moussa Dembele, before Scott Sinclair scored the winner in the second half.

Rangers started on the front foot and Celtic were slow getting into the game. After dominating the early part of the first half, fine build-up play from James Tavernier and Josh Windass led to the former sliding a perfect cross into the area for Miller to stab home at the back post.

Rangers failed to keep their composure after the goal however, even allowing Celtic a three-on-two at the back twice. Although an errant offside call and a poor touch from Scott Sinclair saved them on both occasions, a resultant corner saw Dembele given an absurd amount of space, from which he produced an outstanding volley into the roof of the net.

Rangers pretty much fell to pieces thereafter, and chances flowed freely for Celtic, who were kept out by a combination of their own shoddy finishing and a superhuman display from Wes Foderingham to keep the scores level. Rangers crafted occasional chances through the outstanding Barrie McKay, but Martyn Waghorn was unable to capitalise.

Eventually, Celtic got their goal in almost a carbon copy of Miller's opener, with Scott Sinclair taking advantage of non-existant defending from Rob Kiernan to tap in at the back post.

Rangers attempted to rally, but struggled to get forwards. One decent opportunity was spurned through ball-greediness from Harry Forrester, but it was too little, too late.