On This Day: Screamer from Sutton seals Green n Whitewash over Rangers

Chris Sutton scored one of the best goals of his career as Celtic sealed a whitewash over Rangers, On This Day in 2004. The English centre forward, who has shown a mischievous desire to wind up supporters from Ibrox, scored a chip from outside the box in a late win at Celtic Park.

Sutton managed to expertly win the long ball as David Marshall sent the ball high into the sky. Sutton’s knock-on was met by Henrik, who shielded the ball before knocking it into the former Chelsea man’s path. It would be Sutton’s 28th of the season and it was a beauty. Something between a curled effort and a chip but it was enough to leave Stefan Klos absolutely beaten.

The Rangers supporters, who believed they had escaped a final defeat in the season, were in song as they looked to seal a draw yet as Sutton takes the ball from Larsson, they seem to stop and are utterly deafened by the Celtic fans as Larsson wheels away in celebration.

Here is Sutton describing it in brilliant fashion.

An excellent player and what a moment, especially in Henrik’s final game against them.

About Author

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.

1 Comment

  1. Eddie Burt on

    What a brilliant end that was to that game. I was seated next to the line of Stewards, about ten rows from the front, in the Lisbon Lions stand. A Rangers player, on the left, put in a cross to Steven Thompson, who was hanging around a couple of yards from David Marshall’s far post. David went up in the air to challenge for the ball, and Thompson bottled it, and sent his header just wide of the post. But, David had got a glove to it, and I’m sure that I heard the sound of the ball hitting his glove, as did dozens of Huns. They were going mad, screaming for a corner, as David took the bye-kick, floating the ball to Chris Sutton, and the rest is history. Shuperrrb!