Brilliant Patrick Roberts – The Best And The Worst Rated Celtic Players vs Rangers

Full Time: Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Celtic progressed to the finals of the Scottish Cup, when they beat Old Firm rivals Rangers 2-0 at the Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon.

Midfielder Callum McGregor opened the scoring in the 11th minute itself, with a first-time left-footed finish, for the Bhoys. And five minutes into the second period, Scott Sinclair made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, after substitute Leigh Griffiths was fouled in the box.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will face Aberdeen in the finals of the Cup and stand a good chance of completing a domestic treble, first time since 2001, having already won the League Cup and the Scottish Premiership. Here is how the Celtic players fared on the day:

Celtic Player Ratings

Craig Gordon – 7/10

Made two good stops to deny Kenny Miller and another decent effort to stop Joe Dodoo late in the game. Quiet day other than that.

Mikael Lustig – 6/10

Started the move for the opener with a fine long ball from deep. Tested on occasions defensively, but stayed strong. Reliable display.

Dedryck Boyata – 7/10

Did not give Joe Garner an inch throughout the game. Was solid and strong in the air as well. Looked good with the ball at his feet too.

Jozo Simunovic – 6/10

Had an easy first period, but was given some things to worry about in the last half an hour. Booked for a wild tackle on Barrie McKay.

Kieran Tierney – 8/10

Gave Waghorn and McKay hardly any breathing space in another typically solid defensive effort. Assured in possession too.

Scott Brown – 7/10

Another dominant display in the middle of the park, constantly breaking up play with smart interceptions. Swept up everything that came his way with relative ease.

Stuart Armstrong – 7/10

Came so very close to scoring in the first-half with a lovely curled effort. Kept things moving and was given the space to direct the play for Celtic.

Patrick Roberts

Patrick Roberts – 8/10

Justified his selection ahead of James Forrest with an excellent display on the right-flank. Tormented the Gers defence with his running and skill. End product was quality too. Ran the show.

Callum McGregor – 7/10

Opened the scoring with a composed finish, bossed Andy Halliday in midfield. Showed he can become a vital player for Celtic.

Scott Sinclair – 7/10

Cut inside from the left-flank well and linked up with his fellow attackers. Beat Wes Foderingham from the penalty spot in the second period.

Moussa Dembele – 6/10

Showed great strength and skill to set McGregor up in the first-half. Posed a few problems, but saw his afternoon cut short with a hamstring problem in the 28th minute.

Substitutes

Leigh Griffiths – 7/10

Replaced the injured Dembele near the half-hour mark. Did well to win the penalty in the second half and forced several saves from the Rangers keeper.

Tom Rogic – 6/10

Came on for McGregor for the last fifteen minutes. Hit the post late on.

James Forrest – NA

Replaced Roberts with less than 10 minutes left to play.

Written by Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

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