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Gers claim Old Firm bragging rights
Published : 24 Oct 2010 17:32:55
Kenny Miller grabbed a dramatic second-half double as Rangers came from behind to win the first Old Firm encounter of the season 3-1 and go three points clear at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.Gary Hooper's opener just before half-time was cancelled out three minutes into the second half when Hoops defender Glenn Loovens put through his own net as he tried to clear Kyle Lafferty's header.Miller then fired the visitors ahead with a volley in the 55th minute before netting a penalty 10 minutes later after Old Firm debut referee Willie Collum had pointed to the spot when Daniel Majstorovic had fouled substitute Kirk Broadfoot inside the box.It was a statement of intent from the champions, who extended their winning run in the league to nine games while at the same time ending their bitter rivals' winning run in the SPL this season.While there was no difference between the teams in points going in the game there was a huge difference in their respective experience of Old Firm games, with Celtic handing six players their debuts in the fixture.