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29th Apr 2017

Celtic’s win over Rangers witnessed one of the best tackles you’ll see all season

Kenny Miller went flying

Robert Redmond

Celtic cruised to a 5-1 win over their bitter rivals Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.

It was the first time Celtic scored five goals at the ground, and it served as a painful reminder for the home side about the gulf in class between the pair.

Celtic are now 36 points ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

As if it wasn’t painful enough that Celtic outclassed them, Rangers couldn’t even get the better of them in the physical battle if this tackle is anything to go by.

When Celtic were 2-0 ahead, Jozo Simunovic landed a ferocious tackle on Kenny Miller.

The Celtic central defender and Rangers’ veteran Miller, who played for Celtic for a season 10 years ago, both went for a loose ball outside of Celtic’s penalty area.

Simunovic got there first with a perfectly timed tackle, winning the ball, and sending Miller tumbling.

On the first watch, it might look excessive.

However, the defender clearly wins the ball, he doesn’t jump in two-footed and only makes contact with Miller after the ball has been cleared.

The referee was also yards away from the challenge, and clearly found no issue with it as he allowed play to continue.