No harm done for Celtic as rivals blow big chance vs Motherwell; Bhoys loanee involved

By John McGinley

February 27, 2022

Rangers have blown their big opportunity to cut the points gap on Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after drawing 2-2 at home to Motherwell.

Celtic were disappointing at Easter Road against Hibs earlier today, playing out a 0-0 stalemate.

It left the door open for Rangers to close the gap to one point at the top of the table and after rushing to a two-goal lead, that looked like exactly what would happen.

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However, they collapsed under pressure in the second half at Ibrox as Jordan Roberts and Kaiyne Woolery both scored to earn a share of the spoils.

A Celtic loanee was involved in the stunning comeback too. Graham Alexander threw summer signing Liam Shaw into the mix at half-time and clearly he managed to have an impact. What an experience he’s had today.

While the day’s action could have seen Ange Postecoglou’s side actually extend their lead in the Scottish Premiership had the Bhoys performed earlier, we have to breathe a sigh of relief we weren’t punished after the lacklustre display vs Hibernian.

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Everything we’ve said about today’s performance still applies – Celtic have to be better in the ten remaining games than they were today.

We have big matches against St Mirren and Livingston over the next seven days. The players need to get back to the kind of performances we know they are capable of.

There’s a long way to go in this title race.

In other news, 3 things we learned as Bhoys draw vs Hibs.