Sutton delivers instant Twitter verdict after Celtic win over Rangers, names hero of the hour
By Richard Parks
Chris Sutton hailed Scott Bain as the Celtic hero as he hit out at Rangers for failing to beat a team reduced to 10 men in his instant Twitter verdict of a spellbinding Old Firm clash.
Celtic twice came from a goal down to win a memorable Glasgow derby 3-2 in the biggest domestic match of the season to date.
Goals from Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias had put the home side 2-1 up in a raucous atmosphere at Ibrox, but Celtic added to the early Tom Rogic strike with goals from Moussa Dembele and substitute Odsonne Edouard to put themselves nine points clear at the Scottish Premiership summit.
Ex-Celtic forward Sutton hailed a “great game” on his social media account but insisted the “bottom line” was that Rangers couldn’t bounce back late on against a side who had been deprived of Jozo Simunovic through a red card after 57 minutes.
.@btsportfootball Great game????????Not much cheering in the Rangers dressing room today…. Couldn’t beat 10 men is the bottom line..⚽️Well done Scott Bain????????
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 11, 2018
Sutton also hailed Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain for a string of fine saves that ensured Rangers remain off the pace in the title race.
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Football Insider verdict:
Sutton was right to highlight the contribution of number three keeper Bain, who made a quite sensational save from Josh Windass late on, that Alfredo Morelos then inexplicably hit the rebound onto the post with the goal at his mercy. But it is a sign of Rangers’ performance that it was the Celtic goalkeeper who stood out rather than an outfield player. Amid some gloomy post-match verdicts of the Light Blues, it should not be forgotten that they took the game to Rangers, were consistently threatening in attack and it was only late on, when 10-men Celtic defended deep, that they ran out of ideas.
In other Rangers news, the club are firmly in the running to sign a goal machine from north-west English high flyers.