Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants to stay on top of league table

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants to stay on top of league table

As the clock ticked down it seemed Celtic were heading for a 1-0 win, but just three minutes from time up popped Danny Johnson hit a shot past Craig Gordon to secure a point for Motherwell.

Johnson's late strike ensured Kilmarnock replaced Rangers at the top of the table and leaves some Celtic players wondering when their next chance will come. Both sides made a number of changes - four for Motherwell and seven for the visitors, who handed Jonny Hayes and Cristian Gamboa starts, but the hosts were forced into two more early on as defenders Peter Hartley and Liam Donnelly both went off injured. A game that we didn't play well in - in particular the first-half.

DONS boss Derek McInnes was pleased to report Gary Mackay-Steven, who clashed heads with Dedryck Boyata and was taken off on a stretcher, was on the mend following his side's defeat to Celtic.

"We scored a good goal and then didn't take the chance with the penalty and also had a good goal ruled out from Filip Benkovic".

'At that stage I wasn't so happy with our positioning and level of our game.

'But it's a poor goal to lose.

The Hoops trail Kilmarnock by a point, but have two games in hand, while Motherwell stay ninth. We didn't win the first ball, the second, the third, and he scores from a very narrow angle.

"I think we deserved it and put pressure on them towards the end".

He said: "It wasn't a penalty in the first place and, if we don't have a goalkeeper like Joe Lewis, it could be 2-0 and far more hard".

Ahead of the trip to Fir Park to play Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership tonight, Rodgers said: "The team has been in very good condition, they have been playing very well".

An additional novelty was witnessed as the proceedings moved into the final 20 minutes as Motherwell subbed their substitute, with Main coming on for Livingstone, a welcome token of ambition from Stephen Robinson. We're always hungry for more.

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