Rangers handed major boost as karma catches up with Celtic
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Rangers handed major boost as karma catches up with Celtic

Rangers have been handed a Premiership lifeline by St Mirren as they beat Celtic 2-0 in one of the most unexpected results of the season so far.

Celtic fans were also delivered a healthy dose of karma after a sarcastic shaming of the minute’s applause for Queen Elizabeth II garnered plenty of negative attention for the club online.

St Mirren took the lead just before half-time when Mark O’Hara scored a header at the backpost and the Paisley side made it two when Jonah Ayunga turned in a long throw-in into the Celtic box.

It could prove a potentially massive result in the Scottish Premiership title race with Celtic’s lead at the top over Rangers now cut to two points.

Rangers handed title boost after St Mirren beat Celtic

There has been abject negativity at Ibrox ever since the club slipped five points behind in the title race and Celtic hammered the Ibrox side 4-0 on a trip to Glasgow’s eastend.

Rangers’ performances have been a major bugbear for the support this season and even when the club has been getting results, the manner of our performances have not inspired confidence.

Even in the weekend’s 2-1 win over Dundee United, Rangers meandered to the three points against the division’s bottom side with fans frustrated despite ending a rot of three losses on the bounce.

But now as the club takes a much-needed breather during the international break St Mirren’s victory over Celtic represents a huge boost an important juncture of the season.

Celtic’s unbeaten run has been halted, whilst the Parkhead side’s deficiencies have been highlighted by Steven Robinson’s team.

If Rangers can finally find some form and performances domestically then this Premiership weekend could prove a telling one in the title race as optimism creeps back in at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, a former Ibrox star could be set for a surprise ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.