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Celtic heap more misery on Rangers

SPL champions Celtic coasted to a 3-0 home win over administration-hit Rangers in their final league meeting of the campaign. Goals from defender Charlie Mulgrew and midfielder Kris Commons gave the Hoops a commanding first-half lead which was added to shortly after the break by Gary Hooper.

. Commons told Sky Sports 4: "The win meant everything. They've beat us twice this year, we'd beaten them once, so for us to put a performance in like that under the circumstances was brilliant.

"It's a local derby and you want to win. The boys put in a hell of a shift, to score three goals and not concede any is brilliant."

Goalscorer Hooper was equally impressed, saying: "It's nice to score against Rangers, I've scored a few but the performance today from everyone was magnificent."

Rangers boss Ally McCoist admitted had no complaints with the scoreline, but has nevertheless been impressed with the attitude his players have shown since the club went into administration.

"The better team won on the day, we didn't deserve to," he said.

"We made it too easy for Celtic with the first two goals, and we certainly didn't pass the ball well enough so it's extremely disappointing.

"However, I have nothing but full admiration for every one of my players. They've been great. I wouldn't wish our position on any other football team but my players have been fantastic throughout." McCoist also praised the impact the fans have made.

"The fans have also been a tower of strength throughout the campaign, but especially since we went into administration," he said.

"The players are very thankful for the support they've given us. We have three games left and we'll keep fighting."

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