CELTIC FIVE-MATCH UNBEATEN RUN ENDED
Scottish champions Celtic are close to losing their league title to arch rivals Rangers after the shock defeat at the hands of Ross County at the weekend. Ross County shocked Celtic at home to hand the Scottish Premiership champions their fourth loss of the season. Celtic dominated the duel with Ross County in what was one of the Matchday33 games played on Sunday but they could not break down their opponents. Jordan White would go on to punish Celtic with the only goal of the game in the second half. Jordan White scored on 71 minutes to hand lowly Ross County. After the defeat, Celtic are now 18 points adrift of league leaders and arch rivals Rangers.
Celtic have 64 points from 30 league games in the Scottish Premiership this season, while Rangers have 82 points from 30 games and have gone through the entire season without a defeat under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The former Liverpool attacker has been able to mastermind a strong season for Rangers. The league title for Rangers would be confirmed in the coming weeks and it is the magic number 55. Rangers are the most successful team in the Scottish Premiership with 54 titles and number 55 is on its way.
In contrast to the form shown by Rangers this season, the slim defeat at the hands of hosts Ross County made it four defeats in the league for Celtic. The Scottish champions had dominated the top flight of club football in Scotland for many years as they took advantage of the demotion suffered by Rangers many years ago. Celtic had won nine straight league titles and were hoping to make it ten this season until Steven Gerrard and Rangers intervened. Rangers have shown consistent form in the league and in all competitions this season with one defeat.