Dramatic equaliser secures Rangers at table-top

FT: Celtic 1 Rangers 1

FT: Celtic 1 Rangers 1

Lee McCulloch’s dramatic late equaliser in the Old Firm derby at Parkhead kept Rangers seven points clear at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

After the home side had missed numerous chances and had a Marc-Antoine Fortune goal controversially ruled out for his challenge on Ibrox keeper Allan McGregor, Scott McDonald came off the bench to open the scoring with a 79th-minute header.

However, two minutes later McCulloch headed a Steven Davis corner past Artur Boruc to give the visitors an undeserved but welcome point.

McDonald replaced midfielder Marc Crosas with 20 minutes remaining and in the 79th minute the substitute showed his teammates the way to goal.

Aiden McGeady twisted and turned on the edge of the box before floating a cross in and the Australia international headed past McGregor from less than six yards out.

That forced the Ibrox men to attack and two minutes later Lee McCulloch dramatically headed Davis’ corner from the right past Hoops keeper Artur Boruc.

Moments later, as Celtic pressed again, McGregor produced a world-class save from Samaras, tipping the Greek striker’s goalbound shot over the bar.

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