Dramatic win for Celtic as Rangers maintain lead

GLASGOW: Celtic earned a dramatic 3-2 home win against Hibernian and Rangers won 2-1 at Livingston as the Scottish premier league title race continued on Sunday. 

Swedish defender Johan Mjallby earned Celtic all three points with an injury time header, while goals by Lorenzo Amoruso and Shota Arveladze helped Rangers maintain their six-point lead at the top. 

The Old Firm rivals meet on Saturday – the third league clash of the season between Scotland's two biggest clubs. 

Rangers have 78 points from 29 games while Celtic have 72 having played one game less. Hearts occupy third place with 49 points after a 2-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday. 

Celtic manager Martin O'Neill praised his player's efforts only three days after they beat German side VfB Stuttgart to clinch a UEFA Cup quarter-final tie with Liverpool. 

“The efforts of Thursday night were going to take their toll and I knew Hibs would come out to play very positively against us, which they were, but it was a great effort,” said O'Neill. 

“They could have decided that Thursday night was a great effort but the lads will not relinquish the title easily. It was wave after wave of attack towards the end and it was magnificent.” – Reuters  

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