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.
Those days eh?⚽️☘️ https://t.co/HK15fP4qQf
— Alan Thompson (@Alantommo8) September 30, 2023
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.