RANGERS battled their solution to a hard-earned level at Celtic Park as Graeme Murty earned his second draw towards the champions.
Each side had the possibilities to win the sport however in a rip-roaring match, neither might make the decisive breakthrough.
Alfredo Morelos had three golden alternatives to win the sport for Gers however simply could not discover a well past Craig Gordon.
For the Hoops, Scott Sinclair additionally had three good possibilities, with the winger pulling the perfect of them simply vast of the put up seconds earlier than half-time.
The draw means Brendan Rodgers’ males go into the winter shutdown eleven factors forward of their derby rivals.
However after an up-and-down interval since taking the reins from Pedro Caixinha, Murty may have been inspired by the struggle proven by his males.
Rangers had an awesome probability to take the lead within the sixth minute.
Daniel Candeias pressured a mistake from Mikael Lustig on the again and Josh Windass launched Alfredo Morelos in the best inside channel.
The striker fired throughout purpose, solely to be denied by Gordon, whereas Lustig cleared the rebound.
Celtic had been subsequent to go shut.
The Hoops opened up Rangers down the left and Forrest collected the ball within the field.
He took a neat contact and weaved his manner by way of the defence earlier than firing at purpose together with his weaker left foot.
However Declan John managed to react to steer his goalbound effort away from the web.
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Foderingham was subsequent to the rescue for Gers, making a effective double save.
The Rangers keeper first palmed the ball away from purpose after Bruno Alves appeared to get the contact on it. Scott Sinclair gathered the free ball and regardless of having two makes an attempt he was thwarted by James Tavernier after which Foderingham.
With the sport transferring into added time within the first half Sinclair missed a sitter.
Forrest fired a low ball throughout the face of purpose that was missed by Dembele.
Nonetheless, Sinclair latched on to the ball on the again put up and went for the primary time strike however might solely steer his effort vast of the put up.
Three minutes into second half Candeias lifted a threatening cross into the field and Tavernier latched on to the ball to fireside at purpose.
His volley was goalbound however Gordon turned the ball over the bar with a effective save.
It hadn’t been Moussa Dembele’s afternoon, and within the 61st minute he made manner for Leigh Griffiths.
Six minutes later Morelos was certain he had damaged the impasse.
Tavernier went on a rampaging run down the best earlier than whipping in a harmful cross.
Morelos powered his header in the direction of purpose however Gordon instinctively caught out his leg regardless of being off stability and someway managed to cease what appeared a sure purpose.
Morelos had one other golden probability within the 79th minute from one other nice Tavernier cross.
The little Colombian gave Ajer and Boyata the slip and located himself with a transparent header in the midst of the objectives, however might solely divert the ball vast.