Eck on the brink
9th November 2005, 19:45
Alex McLeish's job is hanging by a thread and this result won't have done him any favours.
Rangers didn't put up much of a fight in this match and were outclassed by Celtic for most of the game. Celtic were playing a classy passing game while Rangers could hardly string two passes together.
The scoring was opened on 26 minutes with a superb goal from Celtic youngster Shaun Maloney. The young striker noticed Stefan Klos off his line and superbly curled a shot into the top corner of the net from 30 yards.
Although Klos was off his line, some would argue that even if he had been on the line he wouldn't have saved it as it was right in the top corner.
Rangers brought Lovenkrands on for Bernard at half-time but the winger had no affect whatsoever as Celtic dominated the game.
Sotiris Kyrgiakos was sent off for a second yellow card in the 66th minute. A very harsh decision in my opinion, the first booking was for a tackle which I felt he won fair and square. The second yellow was ridiculous as Soti clapped his hands and the ref seen it as provoking the crowd.
Celtic took full advantage of having the extra man and in the end could've scored four or five but they only got the one more goal and it was an own goal from Stefan Klos who seemed to take his eye of the ball as Bobo Balde came towards him.
Stefan Klos 5/10
Alan Hutton 6/10
Olivier Bernard 5/10
Julien Rodriguez 8/10
Sotiris Kyrgiakos 6/10
Hamed Namouchi 5/10
Fernando Ricksen 6/10
Barry Ferguson 6/10
Ian Murray 6/10
Dado Prso 7/10
Steven Thompson 5/10
Peter Lovenkrand 3/10
Francis Jeffers 4/10
Jose Pierre-Fanfan 5/10
Some think he won't even be here by the time the next game comes around on November 19th.