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Happy New Year! Celtic beat Rangers to go 19 points clear at the top

Dembele and Sinclair get the goals as Celtic come from behind to win at Ibrox.

Dembele celebrates another goal against Rangers.
Dembele celebrates another goal against Rangers.
Image: Craig Watson

SCOTT SINCLAIR WAS Celtic’s hero as the champions beat fierce rivals Rangers to go 19 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Kenny Miller put the hosts 1-0 up at Ibrox after just 12 minutes of a hugely entertaining Old Firm clash.

But a thumping Moussa Dembele strike had Celtic level in the 33rd minute — his fifth goal against Rangers this season.

And Sinclair was on hand 20 minutes from time to poke the winner past Wes Foderingham following some good work by Stuart Armstrong.

Miller had a late chance to snatch a point for Rangers but could only watch as his shot bobbled back off the inside of the post and stayed out.

The win was Celtic’s 15th straight victory in the league this season, opening up a 19-point gap between themselves and Rangers in second, with Brendan Rodgers’ side also still to play their game in hand.


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