If You Know The History – 2nd January 1968 Rangers 2 Celtic 2

Celtic and Rangers were neck and neck for the top spot in the league campaign of 1967/68 when the teams ran out at Celtic Park on this day in 1968 in front of a crowd of 75,000 for the big match of the New Year period.

Celtic were represented by Fallon, Gemmell, Cattenach, Brogan, McNeill, Clark, Johnstone, Murdoch, Hughes, Lennox and Auld; Rangers fielded Sorensen, Johansen, Greig, Jardine, McKinnon, D Smith, Penman, Watson, Hynd, Johnston and Persson.

Jimmy Johnstone tormented the Rangers defence all through this match. Bertie Auld opened the scoring in the 18th minute and Willie Johnston equalised in the 55th.

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PHOTO: BERTIE AULD

Twelve minutes from the end, Bobby Murdoch scored what every Celtic fan thought was the winner but Rangers fought back and a speculative shot by Kai Johansen squirmed under the body of John Fallon to give his side a share of the points.

Jim Craig

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