Sport 5 best pictures as Rangers and Alfredo Morelos taunt Celtic skipper Scott Brown in swan song to forget
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It's a massive tie in Govan as both sides vie for the final piece of silverware of the season.For visitors Celtic there's one final chance to salvage some pride from a disastrous season by hanging on to the last of their domestic trophies.
A picture says 1000 words and that's always true on Glasgow's day of days asgave Celtic a torrid time at Ibrox.
It's a game that always lends itself well to some memorable iconography and these snaps tell the full story.
A double from Kemar Roofe would have done the damage on its own but that was supplemented by strikes fromand Jermain Defoe.
The Ibrox attackers were all on song but John Kennedy's Hoops side hit a bum note with Callum McGregor's sending-off inside half an hour leaving them in the lurch.
Odsonne Edouard managed to grab a goal back but it wasn't enough asbowed out of Glasgow's famous fixture with defeat as he prepares to head north to Aberdeen this summer.
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Here are the images that sum up an afternoon of dominance from the champions and the frustration of an entire season for the visitors without tasting victory in this fixture.
5 best pictures
The last laugh
This snap is halfway around the world by now but where else to start with the image that probably sums up how the action unfolded.
Morelos and Brown's running battle of the last four years has been one of the main attractions of this fixture and it's the Colombian who has the last laugh.
His nutmeg on the departing Hoops captain was a moment of genius before lashing high past Scott Bain at his near post to crush any hopes of a 10-man Celtic revival.
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Scott McDonald reckons the interim boss can use his captain's last game as the ultimate inspiration.And the former Hoops striker is adamant the Ibrox clash is no dead rubber due to the captain’s farewell and the anger within Rangers over their nightmare exit from the Scottish Cup.
Morelos' fake tears wind-up in the above snap will have Rangers fans praying he'll be staying for more derby antics.
A moment you might have missed towards the end.
Not Defoe's late strike, but the sheer emotion on his face as he grabbed a first Old Firm goal.
Sent on as an 86th-minute substitute for two-goal hero Roofe, he used all of the guile and scoring instincts that come second nature to anyone with a 22-year career at the very top level like him.
And the former Tottenham and England frontman seemed very moved by the late strike he's been itching to score since day one.
Kris Ajer is usually a standout in green and white and the centre-back almost scored at the end of a powerful run from deep, only for his finish to let him down late on.
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In defence, however, he toiled badly.
The Norwegian was dumbfounded at the opener although his knock-down from a corner minutes later cancelled out Roofe's chested effort.
But it was his actions at the second Rangers goal that will have really riled some fans.
After Morelos weaved past Brown on the corner of the box Ajer seemed to duck out of the way of the strike and Bain was unable to keep it out at the near post.
He channeled former Manchester United keeper Fabian Barthez as he vented his frustrations by comically pulling his shorts up during the match.
Pinch of salt
As if his crocodile tears towards Brown weren't enough Morelos rubbed salt in the wounds after his second strike in three Glasgow derbies.
Ibrox was perhaps not what Nusret Gokce, also known as 'Salt Bae', had in mind when his famous steak seasoning clip went viral years ago.
But it was a full-flavour performance from Rangers who extended their unbeaten run againstto six games and are now two matches shy of a full Premiership term without defeat.
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Here's how the top team at Record Sport reckon the action will unfold on Sunday. It's a chance for Rangers to retain their unbeaten league record with just three matches to go and Steven Gerrard will be eyeing that unique slice of Scottish footballing history.
New Parkhead chief executive Dominic McKay took in the hammering in Govan and perhaps it was necessary that the fresh leadership was there to witness first hand what a rebuilding job he's got on his hands.
It's hard to tell under that mask but he won't exactly have been beaming at what he saw.
Scotland boss Steve Clarke was also in attendance just behind and he's clearly keen to cast an eye over as many as his potential future Euro 2020 charges as possible.
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Alan Hutton believes Alfredo Morelos could leave Glasgow Rangers this summer after Steven Gerrard’s transfer admission. The Lowdown: Morelos’ future uncertain Morelos’ future at Ibrox is uncertain. Some reports have suggested he will stay at the club (via The 4th Official), but the Colombia international told Radio Caracol earlier this season that he dreams of […]Morelos’ future at Ibrox is uncertain. Some reports have suggested he will stay at the club (via The 4th Official), but the Colombia international told Radio Caracol earlier this season that he dreams of playing in the Premier League.