Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rangers Draw With Motherwell, Title Chances in Celtic's Hands

Chris Porter did Celtic a huge favor by putting a massive dent in Rangers' Clydesdale Bank Premier League title hopes at Fir Park.

Christian Dailly was the unexpected scorer of Rangers' goal but striker Porter snatched a point for Motherwell with a second-half equalizer.

Rangers still have games to come against St Mirren and Aberdeen but Celtic's superior goal difference tilts the championship race in their favour ahead of their final game against Dundee United. Rangers, three points behind Celtic, now have just one game in hand.

The players ran out to Bobby Darin's 'Mack the Knife' - the late Tommy Burns' favourite song - at the request of Motherwell manager Mark McGhee.

A minute of applause was then observed in memory of the Celtic legend who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.

Motherwell, of course, had already experienced the tragic loss of skipper Phil O'Donnell this season.

'We did it, Phil' was the headline on the cover of the match program, making reference to their success in clinching third place in the SPL and a UEFA Cup slot last week.


Who would have thought 6 weeks ago that Celtic would even have a chance to win the Scottish Premier League title. Now with this result, if Celtic beat Dundee United on Thursday, goal difference would make them prohibitive favorites to win the title!

Get it Done BHOYS!


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