Celtic legend Scott Brown nutmegged by Rangers star Alfredo Morelos before goal and is substituted early as his final Old Firm ends in defeat

Scott Brown’s final Old Firm derby was one to forget as his Celtic side lost 4-1 to Rangers and ended with an early substitution for the Hoops legend.

The title is all done and dusted with Rangers breaking Celtic’s nine-year dominance at the top of the Scottish Premiership, but that did nothing to dampen the feisty atmosphere on the pitch.

Alfredo Morelos scored a brilliant goal to put Rangers 2-1 up

The hosts took the lead just 26 minutes into the game when Kemar Roofe turned the ball into the net brilliantly with his chest.

After Allan McGregor had denied Bhoys ace Mohamed Elyounoussi, Roofe smartly guided Ryan Kent’s cross home.

Earlier in the move Glen Kamara was fouled by Callum McGregor, who picked up a second yellow card in less than three minutes, leaving Celtic with 10 men.

However, the Hoops were level in the 30th minute, Odsonne Edouard nodding in from close range after Kristoffer Ajer had headed David Turnbull’s corner back across goal.


Kemar Roofe opened the scoring as Celtic were reduced to ten men in the first half[/caption]

Rangers were back in front in the 32nd minute when Morelos beat goalkeeper Scott Bain with a powerful left-footed shot.

The striker nutmegged Scott Brown, in the Celtic legend’s final Old Firm derby before joining Aberdeen, before lashing home.

Roofe then made it 3-1 in the 57th minute when he brilliantly headed home to put the game beyond the reach of the visitors.

Brown was then taken out of the game three minutes later when he was substituted as his final Old Firm ended unhappily.

Rangers were in cruise control for the rest of the game with Jermain Defoe making it 4-1 with a stoppage time goal.

The result was the Gers’ biggest win over their rivals in 14 years as they kept their unbeaten record and extended the gap to 23 points at the top.