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Outdated Agency: Kris Boyd believes Celtic have sealed Scottish Premeirship title however Rangers boss Giovanni Van Bronckhorst nonetheless has hope | Soccer Information

Kris Boyd and James McFadden say the Scottish Premiership title race is over after Celtic stretched their lead on the high of the desk to 6 factors with a 2-1 win at Rangers.

Celtic fought again from a objective down with Tom Rogic and Cameron Carter-Vickers cancelling out Aaron Ramsey’s opener three minutes into his Outdated Agency debut at Ibrox.

Boyd and McFadden had been impressed by Celtic’s defensive show within the second-half, with man-of-the match Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt retaining Rangers at bay as they pushed for a leveller.

Rangers' Aaron Ramsey celebrates after making it 1-0
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Rangers’ Aaron Ramsey celebrates after making it 1-0

And they’re satisfied the title is heading to the inexperienced aspect of Glasgow.

“It is over, it is completed,” Boyd instructed Sky Sports activities, when requested concerning the title race.

“For me it was going to be very tough for Rangers to get again into the title, but it surely’s carried out at present.

“Celtic, with that type, we have seen how good they’re good going ahead however we now have seen one other aspect of them at present when it comes to defending correctly.

“I believed Starfelt and Carter-Vickers had been excellent – it was correct defending from each of them at present. Wonderful.

“The entrance two, Giakoumakis and Maeda, their work fee unsettled Rangers and did not allow them to construct up that passage of play you need to see from Rangers.

Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers celebrates his goal making it 2-1
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Cameron Carter-Vickers celebrates his objective making it 2-1

McFadden added: “Yeah I do suppose it’s over. Rangers needed to win the sport at present.

“Celtic, the shape that they have been in, the best way they have been performing, I do not see them shedding three video games earlier than the tip of the season, contemplating they’ve solely misplaced three till this level.

“Immediately they confirmed a special aspect the place they will defend and difficult it out. Incredible efficiency.”

Gio: Title race not over

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Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst nonetheless has hope of retaining the title

Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst is refusing to surrender on retaining the title, however admits their activity has develop into that a lot more durable after going six factors behind Celtic.

Van Bronckhorst mentioned it’s a “huge disappointment” to lose the Outdated Agency after a brilliant begin at Ibrox.

However he’s holding out hope that Rangers can nonetheless claw again the six-point deficit within the last interval of the season, with yet another encounter in opposition to their title rivals remaining within the league.

“We’re two groups combating for the championship, after which once you lose in opposition to your direct rival you make it tougher,” the Rangers boss instructed Sky Sports activities.

“It’s not over, however this consequence makes it tougher for us.”

Postecoglou performs down title speak

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Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou praises his workforce after they beat Rangers 2-1 at Ibrox to go six factors clear on the high of the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou refused to get carried away by Sunday’s win at Ibrox, and says it’s simply one other win for his aspect.

“It is three factors, mate,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.

“It is three factors and there are one other factors we have to get subsequent week. We are going to hold accumulating them till it means one thing.”

Postecoglou was happy with the response from his gamers after going a objective down following a poor begin by Celtic.

” when the whole lot is of their favour, that it’ll take a large effort for us to show it round, and I believed the boys had been good,” he mentioned.

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