Celtic 5-1 Rangers – Brilliant Photo Gallery from Moussa Dembele’s Perfect Day

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Seven years ago today…Moussa Dembele took away the match ball and to celebrate that brilliant day at Celtic Park when theRangers came calling for the first time, we’ve put together this very special photo gallery of that September afternoon in 2016 for you to enjoy….

And there’s more. Laced through the brilliant photo gallery is an extract from Matt Corr’s best selling book INVINCIBLE which tells the story of Brendan Rodgers’ remarkable first season as Celtic manager. Matt’s commentary of the 5-1 Demolition Derby in 2016 is outstanding and as we turn our attention at Celtic Star Books to Matt’s latest book – Majic, Stan and the King of Japan which tells the story Gordon Strachan’s first season at Celtic.

Last week we started our pre-sale on Majic, Stan and the King of Japan and for everyone ordering their copy today we’ll also send you a FREE signed copy of INVINCIBLE. We’ll also do that for everyone ho has already ordered Majic, Stan and the King of Japan which is out on Friday 20 October. You won’t have to wait for invincible though, as we will post out orders to addresses in Britain and the occupied counties tomorrow.

Free today when you pre-order Majic, Stan and the King of Japan
Moussa Dembele of Celtic takes away the match ball having scored 3 of the 5 goals during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and theRangers at Celtic Park on September 10, 2016 in Glasgow. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Seven years ago this very day we welcomed top flight newcomers theRangers to Celtic Park for the first ever Scottish Premiership match between the teams. We of course came out on top with a win, but we didn’t just beat them, we annihilated them.

It was the day Moussa Dembele introduced himself to us and Scottish football scoring a hat trick in a sensational display, the perfect hat trick too. Header, right foot and left foot as he sent the noisy new upstarts homewards to think again.

Although Moussa wasn’t expected to start as Leigh Griffiths was seen as the main striker have scored 40 goals the previous season, but injury curtailed the Scotland striker from playing.  But we needn’t have worried as Moussa made himself an instant legend during an unforgettable afternoon at Celtic Park as we started to think that this was a rather special Celtic team with Brendan Rodgers in charge.

It was also the beginning of the end for loudmouth Joey Barton as it would prove to be his last game in a the Rangers jersey. Not before he was taught a lesson by Broony. One drop ball was all it took for Broony to show Barton up for what he was.

Scotty Sinclair and Stuart Armstrong grabbed the other goals as we sent theRangers supporters away facing the truthful reality which was that their new side didn’t have what it took to challenge for the league title and the phantom ‘55’ that they all craved, they liquidation deniers that they are.

A great and memorable day even for yours truly who had a few quid on 4-1! Although I didn’t mind when Stuart Armstrong added the fifth in injury time, after all what’s money when you get to sample your first ever Celtic win in the Scottish Premiership over the newcomers who were founded in 2012 and had made their way through the leagues from Brechin to Paradise only to get skelped.

And if they thought losing 5-1 to Celtic that day was a one-off then they were sadly mistaken. Celtic would repeat the same result later in the same season at Ibrox and that was the day when they really couldn’t take it any longer and the grumblings about reducing the size of the Celtic support at their ground began. Lest we forget.

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Published by Celtic Star Books on Friday 20th October 2023 – Order today and we’ll send you a FREE signed copy of INVINCIBLE tomorrow!

Don’t miss The Celtic Star’s photo-gallery from this match below and laced throughout the pages you can enjoy Matt Corr’s “Men versus Boys” as Broony’s Celtic do their talking on the field, taken from Invincible…

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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