Thursday, 3 March 2011

Old Firm Review.

Whittaker,first of 3 to go for Rangers.

Celtic keep treble dream alive.

Celtic remain on course for the domestic treble after Mark Wilson's goal saw off Rangers in an ill-tempered Scottish Cup fifth-round replay at Parkhead which saw the visitors end up with nine men - and have another dismissed after the final whistle.

It was an even game with little chances and didnt spark into life until the 35th minute when Rangers defender Steven Whittaker was sent off by referee Calum Murray after picking up his second booking for a foul on Emilio Izaguirre.

The teams went in half time and various players and staff were caught in a argument going up the tunnel but nothing came of it.

Rangers substituted one of many players booked, John Fleck and replaced him with fellow youngster Kyle Hutton who went into the middle of the park.

It was celtic who took the lead early in the second half when Mark Wilson had a shot cleared off the line by Sasa Papac who stayed down with a head injury-Should the game have been stopped as rules state that head injuries must be dealt with immediately but play continued and Wilson knocked the ball in with the rebound .

Papac unable to continue was replaced by Greg Wylde at left back.

The Gers could have got level when a freekick was swung in and a mix-up in the Celtic side nearly lead to the ball going over the line but keeper, Zaluska managed to keep it out.

Samaras could have put celtic ahead but his shot hit the post and Rangers cleared.

The game never ended without incident when Bougherra was also shown a second yellow for sliding in on Gary Hooper,Replays show Bougherra got the ball but by then it was too late.

El Hadji Diouf, Never far from controversy was also shown a second yellow for approaching the referee after full time.

Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon also got involved at full time when Lennon appeared to whisper something in Ally's ear at full time but the pair now say all is sorted.

So it was an intense night at Celtic Park which lead to police forces again calling for a ban on fans being allowed into the games.

 Team Line Ups :
Lukasz Zaluska   
Mark Wilson   
Daniel Majstorovic   
Charlie Mulgrew   
Emilio Izaguirre   
Scott Brown   
Sung-Yeung Ki   
Beram Kayal   
Kris Commons   
Gary Hooper   
Georgios Samaras   
Substitutes :
Don Cervi   
Efrain Juarez   
Anthony Stokes   
James Forrest   
Thomas Rogne   
   Allan McGregor
   Richard Foster
   David Weir
   Madjid Bougherra

Sasa Papac
   Kyle Bartley
   Steven Whittaker
   Maurice Edu
   Steven Davis

John Fleck
   El-Hadji Diouf
   Neil Alexander
   David Healy
   Salim Kerkar

Gregg Wylde

Kyle Hutton

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