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16th Dec, 2017 | 5:31pm

Celtic fans react on Twitter as Rangers slump to Ibrox defeat

Celtic fans have reacted in their hoards on social media to Rangers’ 3-1 defeat by St Johnstone at Ibrox on Saturday.

The Gers missed the chance to close the gap on the Scottish Premiership league leaders and remain five points behind Celtic who have two games in hand, and are now three points behind second placed Aberdeen who defeated Hibs 4-1.

Unsurprisingly the result at Ibrox gave great delight to the fans of the Bhoys, who took to social media to poke fun at their oldest rivals after their latest defeat at home with some also praising St Johnstone goalscorer Denny Johnstone, a one-time Hoops youth player who put the Saints 2-1 ahead.

Here are a few reactions on Twitter from Bhoys fans:

The Hoops have the chance to go eight points ahead of the Light Blues if they defeat Hearts at Tynecastle in their next league game on Sunday.

The Celts then play Partick Thistle in their game in hand before a top of the table clash with Aberdeen at Celtic Park on the 23rd of December.

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The Old Firm rivals then meet at Parkhead on December the 30th in the last game before the winter break, the first derby in September ending in a 2-0 victory for Celtic thanks to goals from Patrick Roberts and Leigh Griffiths.

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