Rangers were truly excellent in today’s Old Firm victory over Celtic.

Man of the Match was toss up between some outstanding candidates. Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield and Ryan Kent were all immense.

Yet, the accolade went to Andy Halliday. A Blue nose through and through.

The 27-year-old was preferred to Lee Wallace at left back, in a decision that raised a few eyebrows before the match.

The out of favour Wallace watched on from the bench. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Yet, Halliday was outstanding throughout. In the early stages, he set the tone for a dominant Rangers display.

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He launched into a 50-50, won the ball and proceeded to roar as the Celtic player hit the Ibrox turf.

Thereafter, he was solid defensively and constantly bombed down the left flank to support Ryan Kent.

Additionally, after taking over set-piece duties early in the first-half, he frequently caused havoc in the opposition penalty area.

Diehard Ger was outstanding

Halliday’s delivery was excellent throughout. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The makeshift full-back embodied everything that was good about the Rangers performance.

 

Energy, desire and quality.

“It’s probably the best day of my life”, he told RangersTV after the game.

Despite a spell in the wilderness on loan at Gabala in Azerbaijan, he never gave up on his Rangers dream.

“It’s been difficult over the last couple of years, as a team and individually of course”, he went on.

The utility player has bounced back after a long period out of favour at Ibrox. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“Personally, I’ve been questioned quite a lot over the last couple of years. I think i’ve stood up to that challenge and showed why I belong here.”

You did indeed, Andy.

Man of the Match and 50,000 fellow Bears signing your name in the closing stages.

Not a bad day at the office.

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