A highly-touted Old Firm Derby between Brendan Rodgers' Celtic and Rangers, managed by his former captain Steven Gerrard, saw the defending champions emerge victorious as an Olivier Ntcham goal proved the difference at Celtic Park.
The goal infuriated Rangers fans and their manager, who claimed the linesman had called a foul in the build-up but the referee did not give it. Gerrard told Rangers TV the referee's decision was crucial.
For me it’s a foul and it’s also a foul for the fourth official, who shouted down his mic ‘foul, foul, foul.' The referee has ignored that advice. For me it’s a blatant foul, he’s swept his legs.
The away tickets available to Rangers fans for the game were drastically reduced in response to Rangers' decision to cut away ticket allocation at the Ibrox. Fans that were there reacted angrily to Celtic's celebrations post their victory.
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Speaking after the game, Brown was in defiant mood about the result: "From start to finish, we dictated. They came to Celtic Park, and we showed them who’s boss."
The sides will face each other again later this year, with Celtic travelling to Ibrox on 29th December.