Celtic go six points clear with 2-1 win over 10-man Rangers

Matt O'Riley celebrates the Rangers own goal that sealed victory for Celtic.
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Celtic moved close to a third straight Scottish Premiership title when they beat 10-man Rangers 2-1 in an eventful Old Firm derby on Saturday to establish a six-point lead at the top of the table.

Matt O'Riley put the hosts ahead in the 35th minute with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area that beating the keeper at his near post before Rangers defender John Lundstram put a Daizen Maeda cross into his own net three minute later to double Celtic's lead.

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Rangers reduced Celtic's advantage two minutes later when Cyriel Dessers headed in from close range, but things got worse for them before the break with Lundstram sent off for a studs-up challenge on Alistair Johnston.

Jack Butland saved O'Riley's penalty in the 55th minute to keep second-placed Rangers in the game but it was not enough to prevent Celtic moving to 87 points with two games left.