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Celtic, Rangers play out stalemate

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Celtic Football Club found themselves in the middle of an unprecedented winning streak coming into Sunday’s match at Celtic Park, but their Glasgow rivals spoiled the party to hand Celtic just their second draw of the season.

Celtic’s only previous domestic slip up came at the hands of Inverness, but Rangers did enough to get a fairly impressive point on Sunday.

Celtic never quite hit full heights, save for a few short moments, but Rangers showed very good battling qualities that will no doubt impress incoming manager Pedro Caixinha.

Rangers fell behind to their hosts through Stuart Armstrong’s 35th minute opener, but Celtic failed to add a second. That left Rangers with the chance to steal a point, and they obliged when veteran defender Clint Hill scored in the 87th minute to give them a precious point against their rivals.

The point does little for either side as Celtic are still an astonishing 25 points clear at the top. Rangers are now eight points back of second place Aberdeen in third position as focus will shift toward next week’s fixtures.