ON THIS DAY in 2012, Rangers produced a rousing performance to defeat Celtic 3-2 and ease some of the administration pain being felt by the club’s supporters.
Deducted 10 points as a result of the club’s financial collapse, the team from the other side of the city arrived at Ibrox with the chance to clinch the SPL title, but they were quite simply blown away, with the scoreline heavily flattering Celtic given Rangers’ dominance in the game.
Sone Aluko opened the scoring with a quite wonderful individual goal before Cha Du Ri was red carded for denying Lee Wallace a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Into the second half, and Victor Wanyama was then sent off for an shocking two-footed lunge on Steven Whittaker, and Rangers took full advantage of their two-man advantage as Andrew Little scored a tap-in before Wallace glided away from the visiting defence before slamming the ball under Fraser Forster.
Rangers tired in the last few minutes, allowing Scott Brown to score a penalty as Carlos Bocanegra was dismissed and then Thomas Rogne nodded in a free-kick.
Regardless, it was a fantastic afternoon of football played in front of arguably the most fervent Ibrox atmosphere of recent times.
SONE ALUKO GOAL
ANDY LITTLE GOAL
LEE WALLACE GOAL
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