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SPL: Celtic beat Rangers at Ibrox

Last updated on: December 28, 2008 15:32 IST

Celtic took a firm stride towards winning the Scottish Premier League for the fourth successive season when they beat Glasgow rivals Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox on Saturday to extend their lead to seven points.

Striker Scott McDonald got the goal after 58 minutes when he turned sharply and blasted in a fierce shot.

Earlier, Celtic keeper Artur Boruc had kept his team in it with a good save from Kris Boyd when the striker was through.

Overall, though, it was a disappointing match, partly due to difficult conditions on a slippery pitch in freezing conditions.

The result leaves Celtic on 50 points, seven clear of Rangers, with Dundee United a distant third on 31.

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