12/30/2017 5:21:31 PM

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

Glasgow, Scotland: Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

The point, however, stretches Celtic's lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to nine points ahead of Aberdeen's match against Hearts and keeps them 11 clear of Rangers, who are still searching for their first Old Firm league win since 2012.

Following a frantic start, it was a mistake from Mikael Lustig that handed Rangers the first real chance.

The visitors high pressing game worked as the Swedish defender cheaply gave possession to Josh Windass who played in Morelos whose drilled shot from a tight angle was saved by Craig Gordon.

Spurred on by their vocal home support, Celtic began to impose themselves, but missed a catalogue of chances.

Dembele, subject of speculation linking him with a move to Premier League outfit Brighton, fluffed an early chance as he got on the end of Dedryck Boyata's headed knock-down but weakly sent his effort straight into the hands of Wes Foderingham.

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