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5 of the Biggest Talking Points From Celtic 2 Rangers 1

5 of the Biggest Talking Points From Celtic 2 Rangers 1

Celtic beat Rangers 2-1 in a very entertaining game at Celtic Park this afternoon.

Neil Lennon’s men went into the game against Steven Gerrard’s side hoping to get the victory that would move them 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

And that’s exactly what they got with the 2-1 win.

But what did we learn from the game? Here we break down the five biggest talking points:

1 – Odsonne Edouard Can Play

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What a performance that was from Edouard. He scored the opener with a brilliant run and finish then set up James Forrest for the winner. When he’s on that form, he’s up there with the best players in Scotland.

2 – Alfredo Morelos Needs to Sort Himself Out

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Rangers must be coming away from Celtic Park thinking ‘what if Morelos didn’t get sent off?’. The Colombian striker lasted just 31 minutes of today’s game after he was caught elbowing Scott Brown. Rangers actually played really well with 10 men, but could the result have been different had he stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes?

3 – Ryan Kent Might Be Worth £7Million After All

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There was a lot of talk about Kent this week after reports he is being valued at £7million by Liverpool. Many fans shared their belief that he’s not worth that at the moment, but their opinion may have changed after his performance today. He scored a brilliant goal and was a real threat to Celtic for the whole afternoon.

4 – Referees Have a Big Job On

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Bobby Madden had some afternoon. He had to send off Alfredo Morelos and then had to deal with a number of different incidents, including some heavy tackles and a load of off-the-ball incidents – as well as a big flare-up at the end. It just reminded us that Scottish referee have their work cut out in this league.

5 – Kristoffer Ajer Was Colossal

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Ajer’s best performance in a Celtic shirt? The Norwegian defender was huge at the back for Lennon’s men, particularly when they went down to 10 men and had to endure some pressure from Rangers.

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