Celtic failed to hold onto a one-goal lead against Hibernian on Monday night as Kevin Nisbet fired an equaliser into the roof of the net to draw 1-1 with the champions at Parkhead – and Alex Rae has posted a cheeky Tweet, as Rangers march on.
Celtic went into the match without 14 first-team players due to injury or having to self-isolate, following a positive test returned by defender Christopher Jullien. Neil Lennon and assistant manager John Kennedy were also missing.
It saw Gavin Strachan take charge and without numerous senior players, Celtic struggled. Youngsters Conor Hazard, Cameron Palmer, Stephen Welsh, Karamoko Dembele, Armstrong Okoflex and Ewan Henderson all featured for the Hoops.
David Turnbull looked to have won the game for Celtic, curling an effort into the top corner from a free-kick late on. But Celtic failed to defend a set-piece themselves, and in-form Nisbet took full advantage – blasting the ball into the roof of the net.
Celtic closed the gap to 21 points but they wasted the chance to reduce the lead to 19, now boasting only three games in hand. It means they have lost more ground and ex-Rangers star Rae has poked fun at Celtic with his latest Tweet.
Full time at Parkhead 1-1
An important point for Celtic who now reduce the gap to 21 points.
— Alex Rae (@alexrae1969) January 11, 2021
TBR’s view – Do Celtic really stand any chance?
Having lost the last Old Firm derby, Celtic are hanging by a thread in the Scottish Premiership title race. It had been claimed by multiple pundits before the Hibernian match that the title had been done – while others said Celtic could not slip up again.
If Rangers fail to stop 10 in a row – then it would be an enormous surprise and one of the biggest collapses in Scottish football history. Celtic have a chance, but records would need to be broken for Rangers to be toppled.