Odsonne Edouard sets Celtic on the path to Old Firm derby win



Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA

Odsonne Edouard sets Celtic on the path to Old Firm derby win

Odsonne Edouard continued his impressive goalscoring record against Rangers as Celtic won 2-0 in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox.

The Frenchman capitalised on a loose pass to net his fifth goal in seven derbies in the 32nd minute following a tight opening to the game.

Rangers defender Connor Goldson gave the ball straight to Celtic winger Mikey Johnston, who slipped the 21-year-old through to slot home.

Substitute Jonny Hayes rounded off the victory in stoppage time after netting at the second attempt on the counter-attack.

The hosts started without any natural width or top goalscorer Alfredo Morelos and they took almost an hour to manage a shot on target.

Steven Gerrard made some positive changes but Celtic stood firm despite losing centre-back Nir Bitton to injury.

Rangers suffered further insult in the final seconds as substitute Jordan Jones was sent off for a foul on Moritz Bauer.

All four fixtures had been won by the home team last season after the visiting ticket allocations had been slashed to less than a thousand.

And Celtic’s victory saw them extend their 100 per cent record in the Ladbrokes Premiership to four wins.

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