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12th Mar, 2017 | 7:05pm

This is what Simon Jordan said about Rangers prior to the clash against Celtic

By Amir Mir

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan rightfully predicted that Rangers would “give Celtic a game” during their Old Firm clash on Sunday afternoon at Parkhead.

Brendan Rodgers side went into the match 33 points ahead of their bitter rivals in the Scottish Premiership table.

Furthermore, the duo had already met on three occasions during this campaign with the Bhoys winning all of those encounters.

The first came at Celtic in September with the home team winning 5-1 before they recorded 1-0 and 3-1 victories in the Scottish League Cup and SPL respectively.

Despite their dominance, former Palace man Jordan had earlier backed the unfancied Gers to make a game of it against the SPL leaders.

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Runaway leaders Celtic struck first when Stuart Armstrong fired home the opener after 35 minutes to send the home supporters into wild celebrations.

Throughout the game, the away team produced their chances and were rewarded when Clint Hill was in the right place at the right time to snatch a draw for his side with three minutes left on the clock.

Typically, like an Old Firm derby, the game didn’t finish without controversy. Moments after scoring, Hill brought down striker Leigh Griffiths in the penalty area, but referee Bobby Madden remained unmoved.

The match ended with the Glasgow duo sharing the spoils as the Gers’ new coach, Pedro Caixinha watched from the stands.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has hit back at Robbie Savage after his comments following the draw in the Old Firm derby. 

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