Alan Thompson reacts to Celtic’s excellent win at Ibrox

Former Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson has reacted to the anniversary of Celtic’s 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox. The Geordie was impressive as Martin O’Neill’s team dismantled Rangers on their own turf to open up a seven point gap in the SPL table.

Thompson, who scored Celtic’s second that day, took to Twitter/X to say ‘Those days eh?’ as he fondly reflected on the win at Ibrox.

Rangers started brightly with a lot of possession but fifteen minutes in, Celtic opened the scoring after a free kick from Stan Petrov evaded Rangers goalkeeper Stefan Klos. Allowing the hosts to have the ball appeared to be O’Neill’s plan and he would look to threaten them on the break. Such a tactic allowed for a second half penalty, that was missed by Henrik as Klos atoned for his error by saving the spot kick. Amoruso was sent off for his foul on Henrik, that Kenny Clark awarded a penalty for.

Didier Agathe and Lambert squandered good chances as Celtic hit on the break against their depleted rivals. Rangers had a chance to level up but it was to be Thompson that had the final say on Derby Day. The ex-Newcastle man started on the left flank, burst forward, cut in before cooly rolling the ball round Klos, much to the delight of the Broomloan End.

Celtic: Douglas, Balde, Mjallby, Valgaeren, Thompson, Lambert, Lennon, Petrov, Agathe, Sutton, Larsson.

Subs: Hartson, Kharine, Healy, Moravcik, Maloney.

Meanwhile Thursday 19 October is going to be a very special day for The Celtic Star so please save the date…

John Hartson will be The Celtic Star’s guest of honour as we celebrate the launch of Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan on Thursday 19th October at the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park. More information on the night and ticket details to follow…. Majic, Stan and the King of Japan tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first dramatic and ultimately highly successful first season as Celtic manager and it was of course Big Bad John who scored the goal that won the league! (Photo by Chris Lee/Getty Images)

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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