Rangers could win Scottish Premiership title in Old Firm derby at Celtic Park in March… just like they did in 1999 fixture

Rangers could win their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade at the home of their bitter rivals Celtic.
Steven Gerrard’s side have been imperious this season, storming their way to the top of the table and 23 points clear of the Hoops.
Gerrard’s Rangers are flying this season and looks set to deliver a long awaited title for RangersGetty Images – Getty
The Gers are still unbeaten in 2020/21 having won 24 of their 27 games, drawing the other three.
What is also remarkable is their tally of just seven goals conceded all season.
Wednesday night saw a 17th clean sheet of the campaign, as Gerrard’s side edged out St Johnstone 1-0 at Ibrox.
They are now just six wins away from winning the Premiership for the first time since 2010/11.
The title looks a formality as they attempt to end nine years of Celtic dominance – and they could just clinch the trophy at the home of their bitter rivals.
It’s all smiles in the blue half of Glasgow with Rangers 23 points clear at the topGetty Images – Getty
A fixture schedule change has seen gameweek 33 moved to the weekend of February 20, meaning there is an extra match ahead of the next derby on March 21.
Should both sides win all of their games up to that point, Rangers would secure the league title with a victory at Celtic Park.
It would also mean the Scottish Premiership would be decided before the league splits for the final stages.
It would not be the first time the title had been decided in an Old Firm derby with the notorious 1999 clash between the sides seeing Rangers claim top spot at Celtic Park.
In a match known as the ‘Shame Game’ to some, referee Hugh Dallas was injured by a missile thrown, which saw him need three stitches, and crowd trouble marred the game.
Rather than the usual lunchtime kick-offs between the two to curb excessive alcohol consumption, the game was played at 6.05pm on a holiday weekend with more than 113 arrests made.
On the pitch, it was pretty feisty with three reds cards shown as Rangers claimed a 3-0 win to lift the title.
Referee Dallas required a number of stitches to stem the flow of blood to his head woundRex Features

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RETRO GOALS: #OnThisDay in 1999 Rangers beat Celtic 3-0 to secure the title on a day of red mist and blue joy at Parkhead…pic.twitter.com/i5z8YLbYQ4
— It’s A Funny Old Game (@sid_lambert) May 2, 2018

There were pitch invaders, one man was stabbed outside the ground, while others sustained injuries in the battles that followed the game.
Since then, the fixtures have been scheduled to try and avoid a title decider in an Old Firm game to prevent crowd trouble.
A potential title decider back in the 2017/18 season was delayed by a week to prevent crowd trouble when Celtic were looking to pick up their seventh consecutive title against Rangers.
It is likely that whatever happens this season, there will be no fans inside the stadiums to enjoy the title clinching moment.

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