Video: Celtic Flip The Script With Derby Day Victory, On This Day 1983

The team that draws first blood traditionally wins the Glasgow derby, but on this day in 1983 Celtic flipped the script as they came from behind to beat Rangers 2-1 at Paradise.

Ally McCoist put the ‘Gers in front with a neat finish inside 30 seconds. However, Roy Aitken equalised seven minutes later and Frank McGarvey bagged a late winner in the dying moments of the game.

The match was Davie Haye’s first against Rangers as a manager, whilst Paul and Willie McStay also made history by becoming one of the few pairs of brothers to play alongside one another during a Glasgow derby.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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