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Celtic's Ange Postecoglou on being 'fairly even' with Rangers, being clocked in Glasgow and his relationship with 'Gio'

Within a month of his first derby experience against Rangers, which ended in a 1-0 defeat at Ibrox, Ange Postecolgou was prompted to question a "strange" obsession. (Author: Gardener)

RangersWithin a month of his first derby experience against Rangers, which ended in a 1-0 defeat at Ibrox, Ange Postecolgou was prompted to question a "strange" obsession. © Ange Postecoglou believes Celtic and Rangers are a 'lovely event' ahead of this week's old firm game... The Celtic manager was confused by the rush to draw hard and quick conclusions over the six-point gap drawing the title goal that then existed between his side and their fiercest rivals. As he prepares to lead his team in another installment of high-octane Scottish football and an interesting match that will take Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side to Glasgow's east end on Wednesday, he believes the feelings he felt at the time expressed, have been misconstrued . Ahead of his first Rangers test, Postecoglou was keen to stress the need to end his club's winless streak in what has now stretched to seven games to achieve his Celtic ambitions. "It wasn't so much the league table obsession [which I was referring to at the time], it was the obsession with actually calling the league that I was talking about," he said. “And even at the moment there is no All trophies will be handed out at the end of the game [on Wednesday]...unless I'm wrong or misunderstood something. I understand when there's a really big gap there and it's almost impossible to turn the tide, but you called the league back in October, so that was kind of unusual. I understand that the positions of the teams and the points collected are very important. I understand why people talk about it, but I just felt like they wanted to call the end result that too soon. "There's unlikely to be a big gap there [when the season comes to an end], but those things can fluctuate and change very quickly. If you look at it that far, we started off pretty slowly, but if you do it see, say , after Round 5 [of league games] it's pretty even between us and Rangers but the nice thing, instead of naming it, is let's see how it plays out." Often hateful - rivalry between the two clubs Postecoglou has yet to net too much in his dealings on the streets of Glasgow, but the interactions I've had with fans of other clubs have all been quite friendly and there's been a lot of banter," said the Aussie."You're always wary of the teenagers approaching you because they're the bravest but so far it's been good-natured. I understand they're passionate about their football club and I expect that me too from them. In this context, it could be said that the social relations between Postecoglou and van Bronckhorst, when they met in a West End café, set a good example. The Celtic manager believes it's on his behalf. "It's human nature," he said of their friendly crossroads. "I'm not going to dislike anyone because people want you to dislike them. One thing I absolutely understand and respect is every other manager - because I know how difficult it is a job, I know what I go through on a daily basis and I appreciate that. He's very passionate about what he does as a coach wants and wants success for his football club. On a matchday we both want our teams to win, but when I meet him afterwards I treat him with respect like any other manager because that's much more important than anything else. We're in privileged positions and we're sometimes there to set an example. People will watch our behavior and I want to make sure in my dealings that above all I represent this football club in the right way and this football club will always treat everyone with respect."

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Ange Postecoglou insists Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst is a 'nice guy' as Celtic manager reflects on THIS photo

The leaders of the Glasgow Big Two have met more than once and they have a lot in common. (Author: Gardener)

Ange PostecoglouBut Ange Postecoglou and Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be cut from the same cloth. They are both dedicated, motivated coaches with a clear vision of how they want their teams to play. And most important of all is the mutual respect they have for each other. There will be passion in both technical areas on Wednesday night in Parkhead. Postecoglou has met Van Bronckhorst around town a few times. That may not have squared with the usual Celtic vs Rangers narrative. But it wasn't a big deal for him. Postecoglou isn't one to mess with anyway, but he says he's had little aggro since arriving in Scotland last summer. As far as he can see he likes Van Bronckhorst and that's not going to change just because he's responsible for Celtic's deadliest rivals. Ahead of the crucial Premier League clash midweek, Postecoglou said: "I don't travel too much to be exposed to the rivalry. "But the interactions I've had with supporters from other clubs have been quite friendly, lots of banter. "You're always a bit cautious, but so far it's been good-natured. I understand they are passionate about their club and I expect that from them. “And I enjoy meeting people who are passionate about football. “Meeting Gio is human nature. I won't dislike anyone because people want me to dislike them. “I make my own judgments about people. I understand and respect every other manager because I know how difficult the job is. "I've met Gio a few times and he's a nice guy. He is passionate and wants success for his club. He knows I'm the same. "But that doesn't mean we're changing in any way who we are. “On a match day, we both want our teams to win. “But if I meet him afterwards, I will treat him with respect like any other manager because that is more important than anything. “We have to lead by example as people will pay attention to our behavior. "I want to make sure I represent Celtic in the right way in my dealings because my club will always treat everyone with respect." Postecoglou has been absolutely consistent in his message this season, whether it's the player or the weather. After a difficult start, when his side fell behind the champions almost immediately, some people had already hauled the flag back to Ibrox. Having been here for a while, he understands the interest and intensity a little better now. But he's as clear now as he was in August - league medals aren't awarded until May. And regardless of what happens on Wednesday, he's convinced the title race will go haywire. Postecoglou said: “People called the league in October. “Even now, no trophies are awarded at the end of the Rangers game. "I understand when there is a big gap and it's impossible to change fate. Postecoglou has a chance to overtake Rangers if he wins Wednesday's derby. “But I just felt like they wanted to announce the final result way too soon. That's my feeling it's unlikely that there will be a massive gap. But things can change very quickly. This derby must go better for Postecoglou than his first, which ended in a 1-0 loss at Ibrox. If Odsonne Edouard hadn't missed a sitter and Kyogo Furhuhashi had taken some late chances, the outcome might have been different. The Celtic manager admits the loss was painful but he and his players learned from it. He said: "Even if you play well, you don't take defeat well. And there were things we could have handled better that day. "We didn't take our chances and were punished. There's a good lesson in that, and the important thing is how you respond to it. That's what I'm looking for. "The most important thing when something hurts you is how you deal with it. And thanks to my players, they reacted correctly.”

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Ross County knocks Rangers title off course amid Storm Malik chaos

STORM MALIK wreaked havoc across Scotland. Ross County wreaked havoc in the Rangers box as they pulled the champion's title fight off course at Dingwall. (Author: Gardener)

Ross CountyRoss County wreaked havoc in the Rangers box as they pulled the champion's title fight off course at Dingwall. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side appeared to have avoided a costly stumble on the eve of the second Old Firm clash of the campaign as they took a late lead from behind. But it was the Staggies who would have the final say on what was to be a remarkable afternoon. When four seasons hit Global Energy Stadium, Rangers couldn't weather the storm. Goals from Amad Diallo, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson - the latter two coming after Jordan White and Regan Charles-Cook netted - should have been enough for Rangers. When Matthew Wright scored in the sixth minute of added time, the visitors had no chance of another thrilling comeback. The final days of the transfer window and this Celtic clash could be crucial for Rangers. The repercussions will, of course, last longer than just the rest of the title race. Diallo's signing mid-week had been warmly welcomed by supporters. Given his pedigree and potential, it will be exciting to see what he can do during a brief stint in Scotland before aiming to make his mark at Old Trafford. The 19-year-old was sung from the stands during the warm-up and in the minutes before kick-off. Rangers had to start up front and try to hold their own in what was always going to be a tricky test, regardless of their respective league positions. Such opportunities are crucial in any title race. When Diallo put the visitors ahead after five minutes, it looked like Rangers were about to get going. The two goals County scored in the first half were defensively weird, disastrous affairs. However, the first half of the afternoon was a good move as Diallo netted at the back post. His outburst forward worried County and he would single out Diallo as he slipped in front of Jake Vokins to open his account. That should have laid the groundwork for Rangers' victory. Instead, everything would collapse within five shambolic minutes as the master fell behind at the break. White was in the right place at the right time. The ball fell out of McGregor's grip and at his feet and White made a close-range substitution to stun Rangers and silence the traveling support. Rangers had done little since their good start. That would come back to haunt them as another defensive disaster allowed Charles-Cook to double County's tally. Goldson made a mess in the middle of the park with a direct clearance and Barisic aimed a tame header at White. Charles-Cook couldn't believe his luck and made Rangers pay. With only McGregor to beat, his low score was clinical as he scored for the tenth time in an impressive season. There was no reaction from the Rangers before the break. They were at least a little more menacing, but the goal they needed was never achieved, and the intent injection came too late. Tavernier was denied by Ash Maynard-Brewer at the near post before a free-kick went just over the bar. The county keeper also saved a drive from Glen Kamara and well blocked a Scott Arfield attempt after combining with the largely ineffective Itten. Rangers ended the first half in promotion. After the break, they picked up where they left off and covered the deficit within four minutes. Diallo caused County's initial problems. His shot from the right flank was saved by Maynard-Brewer and spilled when the ball went loose. When it fell to Tavernier, the captain got the decisive touch as Rangers scored the goal they so desperately needed. County was under pressure and survived a couple of scares before Van Bronckhorst used his bench for the first time and Itten's Kemar Roofe took over through the middle. Just a few minutes later, he had to make another change. Diallo fared worst when a shot was blocked on the edge of the area and he was later treated before being forced off and replaced by Fashion Sakala. The Ivorian nationalist hadn't stolen the show but he had shown enough in a striking and encouraging debut to suggest he could be a real asset to Rangers in the months to come. However, Rangers needed one to show up here first. It was Goldson who thought he'd taken the role as he drove home from close range to complete the comeback and spark boisterous celebrations in the away game. Barisic's cross from the left was not cleared, but Roofe was denied. Maynard-Brewer saved Arfield and the ball flew in the air. He converted from a few yards and was mobbed by a handful of fans pushing into the park as he took the ball from Arfield and tucked it into his shirt. His reaction after the final whistle was very different. He would let out an angry, instinctive roar as Rangers squandered two points and momentum in the title race. A corner was not cleared in the closing seconds and Wright converted from close range. It was one of the most significant in the race for the Premiership title.

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Matthew Wright scores late as the Scottish Premier League leaders steered through an error-strewn draw

Match report as Man Utd loanee Amad Diallo puts Rangers ahead on his debut; Jordan White and Regan Charles-Cook take advantage of Rangers mistakes to put Ross County ahead at halftime; James Tavernier and Connor Goldson sent the Rangers back to the front; Matthew Wright goal seals point for hosts (Author: Gardener)

Matthew WrightMatthew Wright scored a last-minute 3-3 draw against Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers in a tense game riddled with errors. Early in the game, both league games this season ended in 4-2 wins for Rangers and it was another goal celebration at Global Energy Stadium as Ross County avoided defeat by the Gers for the first time since 2017, as did Manchester United -Loan Amad Diallo scored five minutes into his Rangers debut. It was a wonderful play from Joe Aribo, driving into the box and blitzing a ball through the six-yard box which the 19-year-old knocked home towards the back post. Ross County could also have been reduced to 10 men when Jack Baldwin caught Borna Barisic in the thigh with raised cleats but only received a yellow card. It's a straight legger and he's very lucky," said Sky Sports' Kris Boyd of the challenge. But a poor play by Rangers allowed Ross County to take the lead. Allan McGregor's spilled stop from Joseph Hungbo's cross was delivered by Jordan White turned home (24') Regan Charles-Cook (29) then used a weak defense from Barisic and Calvin Bassey to give the hosts an unexpected lead: "It's crazy to defend - deal with it. There are three ways, to clear it up," Boyd said at half-time. Rangers dominated the second half and both goals came in the same fashion as Ross County's equaliser. James Tavernier (49) converted at the back post after Ashley Maynard-Brewer Connor Goldson (72) then put the Rangers back in front when the Ross County goaltender's stop, rebounded from Arfield's shot, fell in his path and the defender nodded home The game seemed decided The clock ticked in the sixth minute of stoppage time - a long seven-minute extra time due to Maynard-Brewer's injury - before another poor McGregor goalkeeper gave Wright (90+6) the shot at back Turning post home and securing a point The result means Rangers are two points clear of Celtic after the Hoops' last win over Dundee Utd on Saturday. The pair then meet live on Sky Sports at the Old Firm on Wednesday. Ross County remains 10th by 22p points, five ahead of Dundee in 11th. "Rangers totally dominated the second half. Even towards the end we said there was an odd feeling Ross County could get something. The defence Rangers has been terrible all day." If you come to places like this in these conditions, you have attacking talent, you scored three goals away from bottom of the table and you didn't win the game - Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be very disappointed. "It doesn't matter how good Ross County has been in the last few weeks... If you want to defend that title, you have to come here and win. It changes a lot by Wednesday night. "There are a few mistakes from Allan McGregor. There was a negligence today regarding rangers in defensive areas. It's not even a young goalkeeper who can be said to learn from it - what will McGregor learn from it? It's two mistakes that he will know he should do better. "But if there's one person you want in goal for Rangers on Wednesday, it's Allan McGregor. And would you be surprised if he made big saves on Wednesday? It was a tough game. We're after a started well with the first few minutes so that was good. But then we gave the two goals to Ross County and that made it really difficult for us." dominated, created a lot of chances. We had chances to end the game with the fourth and decisive goal. But we were too sloppy in extra time. We gave the ball away, gave away the corner and conceded a goal late in the game. "I'm not used to seeing so many goals against us in this way. We've done a lot better in the past, but a lot went wrong today, especially in defence. You have to make sure you don't do it." Don't waste a chance and try to get that second goal." The reaction we had in the second half was really good. But in the end we gave back two points where we should have had three points." "We got into the game well. Today, the weather conditions were difficult for both teams, and there was a great atmosphere for both teams. "But I thought we were always in the game. We knew there were players in the opposition who would pose a real threat. "We knew we had to compensate for that, but at the same time I thought there were areas we could uncover and it's the third time this year that we've scored two or more goals against them. "We knew it There were chances, even in the last 10 or 15 minutes we knew we could score and we did it." Fill in your gaps and make sure the gaps aren't too big. Then when the transition happens , we have a chance to break quickly. And I thought sometimes that we did." They took the lead again and we got a draw, so we're happy. "We knew they were going to come out and be aggressive, so it was up to us to stand our ground. They scored the two goals but we didn't go under."I'm in double figures [for goals] and that was something I was trying to get at. The most important thing for me is that we got a result today. "The coach always wants me to play - get behind, get in the box... Luckily it came to me and McGregor has spread well so I thought I'd go through him instead of around the ball he is so elegant and he's so strong too." He's such a good footballer. Ross County is back in action on Tuesday when they host Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, kick-off 7.45pm. It's a big midweek for Rangers too, if they travel across Glasgow to take on Celtic at the Old Firm on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, kick-off 19.45.

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Late Abada goal lands at Dundee United

Celtic reduced the gap to Rangers, leaders of the Scottish Premiership, to two points after Liel Abada scored a late goal despite being reduced to 10 men. (Author: Gardener)

Late AbadaCeltic reduced the gap to Premiership leaders Rangers to two points with Liel Abada's late goal against Dundee United, despite being reduced to 10 men. Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist fended off the home side with a series of saves before Nir Bitton was shown the red card in the 81st minute. But Abada fired in from close range as the game went into injury time. By then it looked like United would do enough to leave Celtic Park with their second draw of the season. Instead, Postecoglou's side went unbeaten in 13 games, winning 12 of them, and United have gone 46 games without a win at Celtic Park since December 1992. Considering they were looking to pay a victorious tribute to former title-holder Wim Jansen, who died this week and had just heard Rangers had dropped a couple of points at Dingwall, Celtic's first-half performance was oddly muted. Adrian Sporle's start at left-back was one of five changes made by United head coach Thomas Courts and the Argentine fired an early warning shot over the Celtic goal. However, Celtic were predictably dominant in possession but found the United rearguard - including a place for 18-year-old Lewis Neilson through injury - to be stubborn and brave in refusing a breakthrough. When the home side saw a goal, Siegrist was in his usual tenacious form and saves came from Abada and Matt O'Riley before the latter missed a great chance when the unmarked newcomer MK Dons fired wide from 12 yards. Postecoglou was probably hoping to give Jota and Josip Juranovic a break ahead of the midweek derby, but the duo came on at half-time. Jota made an instant impression, the loaned Benfica winger setting up O'Riley for a headshot that forced another Siegrist save before plating Giorgos Giakoumakis only for the keeper to somehow deflect the striker's shot over the bar from a short distance. When Bitton received his second yellow card after bringing down United substitute Declan Glass, it looked like Celtic's frustrating afternoon was over - and there was still time to make it worse. Jota threw in another dangerous cross, however, and when United failed to clear, Abada made no mistake from close range for his 12th goal of the season to send Celtic Park into a mix of relief and thunderous applause. This late winner raises the stakes ahead of Wednesday's Old Firm derby, giving Celtic a chance to move up front should they defeat ailing reigning champions Rangers on their own field. The strength of Celtic's squad remains impressive - even if 16-year-old midfielder Ben Doak was brought on as a substitute for his debut - although the fit Jota once again proved his presence is key to their title challenge. What a difference County and Abada's late goals made in Wednesday's showdown at Celtic Park. United were unable to equal their early-season draw at Celtic Park and will be disappointed to concede the late goal but should leave Glasgow with plenty of positive results after lasting so long despite missing a number of key players of their own. Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou: "It was a frenetic conclusion." Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts: "It's very cruel because the players gave absolutely everything. I'm just bitterly disappointed that we lost that late goal which is a testament to Celtic fighting to the end but we go home frustrated (19:45 GMT) in front of Celtic hosts Rangers 24 hours later.

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Celtic leave late but Liel Abada finally blows the roof off the title race

In the end it was a day Celtic will remember. With their late, late victory over Dundee United - coupled with Rangers dropping points at Ross County - it could also be a day that will be remembered as pivotal as they look to bring the league title back to Celtic Park . (Author: Gardener)

Liel AbadaIn the end it was a day Celtic will remember. With the touching pre-game homage to the late Wim Jansen, they warmly remembered a coach who had brought them fame in the past. With their late, late victory over Dundee United - coupled with Rangers dropping points at Ross County - it could also be a day that will be remembered as pivotal as they look to bring the league title back to Celtic Park . For a long time it looked like Celtic would miss an opportunity to reduce the gap to Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership to just two points ahead of Wednesday night's clash between the Glasgow giants, a game that will now be balanced is another delicious attraction. They faced a well-trained and competitive Dundee United side who had already picked up a point from Celtic Park this season, but their struggles here were mainly their own. Celtic also ended the game with 10 men, Nir Bitton being sacked by referee Euan Anderson - who was hardly Celtic Park's toast before sending the midfielder home - after receiving a second caution ten minutes from time. Celtic kept huffing and puffing but just couldn't smash the United door down. Then, a minute into stoppage time, Jota clipped the ball into the box, the United defense momentarily shut down and Liel Abada was the coolest man on the ground as he took a touch and slammed the ball high into the United net. The scenes of utter jubilation from players and fans showed you exactly what a momentous moment this was and the end of the season could finally come. Postecoglou had decided to turn his page, perhaps in view of Wednesday night's clash with Rangers, and just barely got away with it. Full-backs had also been substituted, with Anthony Ralston and Liam Scales replacing Josip Juranovic and Greg Taylor, but the latter two would also play before the end as Postecoglou tore up Plan B and returned to Plan A. United had been a threat early on Counterattack that lasted most of the afternoon and after some hesitation in home defence, Adrian Sporle fired just wide of the far post from the left side of the box. At the other end, Celtic hesitated too, as the misfiring Giakoumakis got in behind United's defence, but waited an eternity for the ball to come down, allowing Callum Butcher to come back and snatch the ball off his toe with a last gasp of challenge. Celtic needed a spark and Abada almost gave them the spark when he danced into the box after a crunchy challenge from Anthony Ralston and elicited the first save from Benjamin Siegrist, who stuck out a powerful right hand to the goalkeeper to parry his attempt. Siegrist had to be brave to then deny Giakoumakis at the front post when he latched on to Abada's low cross and tried to repeat his trick from Tynecastle on Wednesday night, with the ball spinning off the United number one and exactly the wrong side of the post landed from a Celtic point of view. Matt O'Riley once again looked impressive for Celtic but the midfielder missed the best opportunity of the half as James Forrest platened the ball for him as he got inside the box but from 12 yards his shot was just on target past the left post. As we approached the break, however, there was something lacking in Celtic's performance and their manager recognized it, going on the bench at the break to pass Scales through Juranovic and Forrest - who played ineffectively down the left - through Jota substitute. The Portuguese winger immediately created an opportunity with a cross that was thrown at goal from O'Riley's head and Siegrist made amends again to move to safety. How Celtic didn't take the lead when Jota then found Giakoumakis in the penalty area is something only Siegrist knows himself. It looked like the Celtic striker couldn't miss and the whole stadium waited for the net to buckle as he shot his shot placed from eight yards behind the keeper, but Siegrist stuck a trailing leg up and the ball found him, squirming and squirming over the bar. There was a moment young Ben Doak should remember when he came on along with Taylor to inject new energy into the Celtic side, but United stood their ground and their cause seemed supported as Bitton was forced to then taking one for the team Taylor was caught on the edge of his own penalty area. The Israeli dragged Marc McNulty to the ground and, having previously been cautioned for cynically stopping a United counterattack with a foul on Ilmari Niskanen, there was only one result. From there, a goalless draw appeared to be the only result for the game, but as the clock ticked past the 90-minute mark Jota conjured up the cross that eventually caused the visitors' defense to buckle. Abada controlled, stabilized and blew the roof of Celtic Park.

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Celtic leave late but Liel Abada finally blows the roof off the title race

In the end it was a day Celtic will remember. With their late, late victory over Dundee United - coupled with Rangers dropping points at Ross County - it could also be a day that will be remembered as pivotal as they look to bring the league title back to Celtic Park . (Author: Gardener)

Liel AbadaIn the end it was a day Celtic will remember. With the touching pre-game homage to the late Wim Jansen, they warmly remembered a coach who had brought them fame in the past. With their late, late victory over Dundee United - coupled with Rangers dropping points at Ross County - it could also be a day that will be remembered as pivotal as they look to bring the league title back to Celtic Park . For a long time it looked like Celtic would miss an opportunity to reduce the gap to Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership to just two points ahead of Wednesday night's clash between the Glasgow giants, a game that will now be balanced is another delicious attraction. They faced a well-trained and competitive Dundee United side who had already picked up a point from Celtic Park this season, but their struggles here were mainly their own. Celtic also ended the game with 10 men, Nir Bitton being sacked by referee Euan Anderson - who was hardly Celtic Park's toast before sending the midfielder home - after receiving a second caution ten minutes from time. Celtic kept huffing and puffing but just couldn't smash the United door down. Then, a minute into stoppage time, Jota clipped the ball into the box, the United defense momentarily shut down and Liel Abada was the coolest man on the ground as he took a touch and slammed the ball high into the United net. The scenes of utter jubilation from players and fans showed you exactly what a momentous moment this was and the end of the season could finally come. Postecoglou had decided to turn his page, perhaps in view of Wednesday night's clash with Rangers, and just barely got away with it. Full-backs had also been substituted, with Anthony Ralston and Liam Scales replacing Josip Juranovic and Greg Taylor, but the latter two would also play before the end as Postecoglou tore up Plan B and returned to Plan A. United had been a threat early on Counterattack that lasted most of the afternoon and after some hesitation in home defence, Adrian Sporle fired just wide of the far post from the left side of the box. At the other end, Celtic hesitated too, as the misfiring Giakoumakis got in behind United's defence, but waited an eternity for the ball to come down, allowing Callum Butcher to come back and snatch the ball off his toe with a last gasp of challenge. Celtic needed a spark and Abada almost gave them the spark when he danced into the box after a crunchy challenge from Anthony Ralston and elicited the first save from Benjamin Siegrist, who stuck out a powerful right hand to the goalkeeper to parry his attempt. Siegrist had to be brave to then deny Giakoumakis at the front post when he latched on to Abada's low cross and tried to repeat his trick from Tynecastle on Wednesday night, with the ball spinning off the United number one and exactly the wrong side of the post landed from a Celtic point of view. Matt O'Riley once again looked impressive for Celtic but the midfielder missed the best opportunity of the half as James Forrest platened the ball for him as he got inside the box but from 12 yards his shot was just on target past the left post. As we approached the break, however, there was something lacking in Celtic's performance and their manager recognized it, going on the bench at the break to pass Scales through Juranovic and Forrest - who played ineffectively down the left - through Jota substitute. The Portuguese winger immediately created an opportunity with a cross that was thrown at goal from O'Riley's head and Siegrist made amends again to move to safety. How Celtic didn't take the lead when Jota then found Giakoumakis in the penalty area is something only Siegrist knows himself. It looked like the Celtic striker couldn't miss and the whole stadium waited for the net to buckle as he shot his shot placed from eight yards behind the keeper, but Siegrist stuck a trailing leg up and the ball found him, squirming and squirming over the bar. There was a moment young Ben Doak should remember when he came on along with Taylor to inject new energy into the Celtic side, but United stood their ground and their cause seemed supported as Bitton was forced to then taking one for the team Taylor was caught on the edge of his own penalty area. The Israeli dragged Marc McNulty to the ground and, having previously been cautioned for cynically stopping a United counterattack with a foul on Ilmari Niskanen, there was only one result. From there, a goalless draw appeared to be the only result for the game, but as the clock ticked past the 90-minute mark Jota conjured up the cross that eventually caused the visitors' defense to buckle. Abada controlled, stabilized and blew the roof of Celtic Park.

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Celtic's Ange Postecoglou on being 'fairly even' with Rangers, being clocked in Glasgow and his relationship with 'Gio'

Within a month of his first derby experience against Rangers, which ended in a 1-0 defeat at Ibrox, Ange Postecolgou was prompted to question a "strange" obsession. (Author: Gardener)

RangersWithin a month of his first derby experience against Rangers, which ended in a 1-0 defeat at Ibrox, Ange Postecolgou was prompted to question a "strange" obsession. © Ange Postecoglou believes Celtic and Rangers are a 'lovely event' ahead of this week's old firm game... The Celtic manager was confused by the rush to draw hard and quick conclusions over the six-point gap drawing the title goal that then existed between his side and their fiercest rivals. As he prepares to lead his team in another installment of high-octane Scottish football and an interesting match that will take Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side to Glasgow's east end on Wednesday, he believes the feelings he felt at the time expressed, have been misconstrued . Ahead of his first Rangers test, Postecoglou was keen to stress the need to end his club's winless streak in what has now stretched to seven games to achieve his Celtic ambitions. "It wasn't so much the league table obsession [which I was referring to at the time], it was the obsession with actually calling the league that I was talking about," he said. “And even at the moment there is no All trophies will be handed out at the end of the game [on Wednesday]...unless I'm wrong or misunderstood something. I understand when there's a really big gap there and it's almost impossible to turn the tide, but you called the league back in October, so that was kind of unusual. I understand that the positions of the teams and the points collected are very important. I understand why people talk about it, but I just felt like they wanted to call the end result that too soon. "There's unlikely to be a big gap there [when the season comes to an end], but those things can fluctuate and change very quickly. If you look at it that far, we started off pretty slowly, but if you do it see, say , after Round 5 [of league games] it's pretty even between us and Rangers but the nice thing, instead of naming it, is let's see how it plays out." Often hateful - rivalry between the two clubs Postecoglou has yet to net too much in his dealings on the streets of Glasgow, but the interactions I've had with fans of other clubs have all been quite friendly and there's been a lot of banter," said the Aussie."You're always wary of the teenagers approaching you because they're the bravest but so far it's been good-natured. I understand they're passionate about their football club and I expect that me too from them. In this context, it could be said that the social relations between Postecoglou and van Bronckhorst, when they met in a West End café, set a good example. The Celtic manager believes it's on his behalf. "It's human nature," he said of their friendly crossroads. "I'm not going to dislike anyone because people want you to dislike them. One thing I absolutely understand and respect is every other manager - because I know how difficult it is a job, I know what I go through on a daily basis and I appreciate that. He's very passionate about what he does as a coach wants and wants success for his football club. On a matchday we both want our teams to win, but when I meet him afterwards I treat him with respect like any other manager because that's much more important than anything else. We're in privileged positions and we're sometimes there to set an example. People will watch our behavior and I want to make sure in my dealings that above all I represent this football club in the right way and this football club will always treat everyone with respect."

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Amanda Holden nails dopamine dressing in an array of rainbow-inspired colors

Amanda Holden has given everyone an expert lesson on how to nail the dopamine dressing trend and literally brighten up your day with a range of colorful looks (Author: Gardener)

Amanda HoldenAmanda Holden nails dopamine dressing in a range of rainbow-inspired high street brights Amanda Holden has given everyone an expert lesson on how to nail the dopamine dressing trend and literally brighten your day with a range of colorful looks, for the Amanda Holden has always been known to pull some of the most amazing and, of course, daring looks whenever she steps out in public. However, as we've been enjoying her stunning style recently, we've noticed that she's taken one of the season's biggest trends and given us all an expert lesson on how to pull it off. Whether she's stepping out after her Heart FM show or at the new Britain's Got Talent auditions, the 40-year-old ticks all the dopamine dressing boxes. Green is a great color to instantly add some freshness to your wardrobe as it is closely related to spring. So when we see the color, our brain automatically thinks of warmer, sunnier days. On Thursday, we spotted the radio host stepping out in a statement yellow tie-neck blouse and incredible yellow leather skirt by Karen Millen. Amanda made sure to brighten up every day with her colorful looks. In all the gray days we're going through right now, it's nice to see people spreading some light, and this outfit did just that. Amanda posted a snap of her look on her Instagram account, where fans praised the outfit, saying, "Gorgeous and love the colors." A second added, "Looks fabulous hun." Amanda stepped out after finishing her radio show in a head-to-toe red outfit. Previously, the mother-of-two wowed in a striking head-to-toe red outfit after finishing work for the day on Tuesday. Wearing an incredibly altered dress by designer Solace London which retails for £410, Amanda was stunned when one fan said: "Absolutely stunning lady in red." The outfit was completed with a matching red coat paired with matching pumps by Jimmy Choo and a red clutch combined to promote feelings of love and health. Amanda Holden left Heart studios just like Reese Witherspoon did in Legally Blonde Filming a special segment for Britain's Got Talent, she embodied her inner Elle Woods from Legally Blonde and cemented herself as a style icon with this daring look. Of course, this isn't the only daring look the star has sported lately, as she made sure to kick off BGT auditions in true Amanda fashion. Amanda started the Britain's Got Talent auditions in a daring yellow dress. The 40-year-old gave us and her fans exactly what they want, proving she's still just as fabulous in an incredibly beautiful yellow lace-up dress. Amanda paired her green silky combo with a chic white coat and matching accessories. Another way Amanda incorporated dopamine dressing into her wardrobe was the amazing lime green silky top and matching midi skirt from fashion brand Pretty Lavish. The color green is also all about nature and mindfulness with the idea of ​​rebirth which could be linked to New Year's resolutions and Amanda setting a good course for 2022. Amanda stepped out in a bright fuchsia-pink ensemble to brighten up the gray day. This pink knit dress was paired with a striking fuchsia coat and matching fanny pack, and while the look should come with a sunglasses warning, we're honestly obsessed. It can be so easy to slip into dark shades during the cold and wet winter months, but what better way to brighten up your days than by literally wearing the brightest of colors—and Amanda proves how easy it is. For more fashion news, tips and launches, subscribe to OK!'s daily newsletter here.

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Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland LIVE

All the action as Lee Johnson's Black Cats take on Bolton in this afternoon's League One clash (Author: Gardener)

Bolton WanderersHello and welcome to today's live blog coverage of Bolton Wanderers vs Sunderland. The Black Cats can return to the top of League One today if results go their way and Lee Johnson's side are feeling confident after beating Portsmouth last time out. James Hunter is on hand today to bring you the latest as it happens. To get the latest Sunderland news straight to your inbox, sign up for our free newsletter here. Carl Winchester returns for Sunderland with new boy Patrick Roberts on the bench. Lee Johnson insists there are "a few" positions he wants to strengthen before Monday night's transfer window closes - but says he'd be content to work with what he has barring new faces arriving. But he is still keen to sign another striker as support and cover for Ross Stewart, while he could also look to replace full-back Denver Hume - who joined Portsmouth this week - or bring in another midfield option while Luke O'Nien makes his recovery continued from shoulder surgery. Lee Johnson says new signing Patrick Roberts is likely to be on the bench today as the ex-Manchester City winger built his fitness over ten days of training at Wearside. There's also a possibility his colleague Jack Clarke, who joined on loan from Spurs this week, could be part of the squad. Good day everyone and welcome to today's live match blog. Despite all the transfer discussions, we can turn our attention to what's happening on the pitch today. Sunderland are the favorites to return to Wearside with all three points and James Hunter is on the spot its guide you through the action.

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