Glasgow Rangers legend Ally McCoist has praised Connor Goldson as he netted a brace to help Steven Gerrard’s charges bring all three points back to Ibrox from across the city.
The Gers went into the Old Firm clash top of the Premiership table but just a point clear of Celtic, who also have a game in hand.
Neil Lennon’s side ended up being comprehensively outplayed as Rangers ran out 2-0 winners, with Goldson netting in the ninth minute and again on 54 minutes.
The 27-year-old timed his run superbly to nod home James Tavernier’s free kick for the opener early on at Parkhead.
“It was a brilliant header, a wonderful finish,” McCoist, on co-commentating duties, told Sky Sports.
Goldson, who had only scored six Scottish Premiership goals in more than two seasons at Ibrox, then added his second nine minutes into the second half.
Scott Arfield’s low ball into the box was met by Goldson and, though Shane Duffy blocked the first effort, the Rangers defender poked home on the rebound.
“It was brilliant build-up,” said McCoist. “The move was excellent.”
It proved a comfortable win in the end and the Rangers icon was delighted in his post-match analysis.
“Only one team has showed their passion today, and their determination and courage,” he said.
“Rangers have been immense at times. Frankly, they have dominated and thoroughly deserved their victory.”
As well as getting the goals which gave Rangers the win, Goldson was also solid at the back and kept Celtic at bay superbly.
As with many other Gers players, the £27,000-a-week ace has shown massive improvement this season and is now a huge player for the Ibrox side.