James Tavernier delivers verdict after Rangers draw v Celtic
By Dominic Toner
Rangers defender James Tavernier revealed his delight after his side earned a point against rivals Celtic on Sunday.
The Gers recorded a 1-1 draw in the Old Firm clash and ended Celtic’s winning run in the process.
Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring for the hosts in the first-half with a fantastic effort from outside of the box.
However, veteran defender Clint Hill scored a late equaliser in the 87th minute to earn an unlikely point.
Rangers defender Tavernier was pleased with the away point and credited the fans for their role.
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“A good point to take away from the game today. The lads showed great character and our fans were outstanding throughout,” Tavernier wrote on his personal Twitter account.
A good point to take away from the game today.. The lads showed great character and our fans were outstanding throughout!! ???????????????? ????⚪️???? #WATP
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) March 12, 2017
Rangers’ caretaker manager Graeme Murty, who was taking charge of his last game before Pedro Caixinha’s tenure, decided to play Tavernier in a more advanced position.
The 26-year-old is usually a right-back, but was deployed as a right winger in front of Lee Hodson.
The Gers had lost their three previous meetings against Celtic this season, but managed to break that trend with a well-deserved draw.
Celtic supporters feel they should have been awarded a late penalty, though, as Leigh Griffiths was bundled to the ground by Hill in the 18-yard box.
However, his claims were waved away by the referee and Rangers closed the gap to second-placed Aberdeen to eight points.
In other Rangers news, the club’s supporters slammed a 22-year-old after his display against Celtic.