Confirmed Celtic v Rangers line-ups: Lafferty starts, Benkovic on the bench

Alfredo Morelos reacts to his red card against Hearts which was later overturned- Alfredo Morelos reacts to his red card against Hearts which was later overturned

Celtic skipper Scott Brown picked up an early booking from referee Willie Collum for a foul on Kyle Lafferty and there was some controversy in the 25th minute when Rangers goalkeeper McGregor, after punching clear a Callum McGregor free-kick, appeared to kick out at Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer who fell to the ground but play carried on.

The Ibrox outfit sit in seventh after four games with five points, seven points off leaders Hearts.

Steven Gerrard's first taste of the Glasgow derby ended in defeat.

Replays seem to confirm that Jack, in fact, slipped.

"I was standing next to the fourth official and he was shouting: "Foul, foul, foul" down his microphone, so I assumed it would be given".

As he prepares his Rangers side for their first collision with Celtic under his management, Steven Gerrard has the benefit of first-hand exposure to the task posed by his former mentor, Brendan Rodgers.

Gerrard set his team up to defend and Celtic duly dominated, tactics which have attracted criticism from many on social media.

"I felt we were hanging on a bit [in the first half] but I thought second half we matched them, if not edged it", he said.

"Defensively, we were strong, we pressed the game well and had the courage and quality to play".

"They have been together for 150-odd games and they have experience - winning experience and we have been together for 12 or 13 weeks. For me, it was a blatant foul and if we get that, we could have come away with a point which would have been a satisfactory result." . The scoreline doesn't really reflect our dominance. It's an important three points for us.

"On the end of a busy week, in what has been a busy pre-season, it was an outstanding performance and there's a lot more to come from the squad".



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