Celtic player ratings v Rangers: Tierney excels again, Johansen and Mackay-Steven anonymous

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Celtic lost to Rangers in the Scottish Cup on Sunday - here is how their players rated.

Craig Gordon 7 - couldn't do much with either of Celtic's goals, and pulled off a superb save to deny Nicky Clark's penalty in the shoot-out.

Mikael Lustig 7 - the Swede was solid enough against the dangerous Barrie McKay, and kept his nerve well to score his penalty when the shoot-out went into sudden death.

Dedryck Boyata 4 - an afternoon to forget. Shaky early in the game, lost Kenny Miller for Rangers' first goal and then went off with an injury after just 25 minutes.

Charlie Mulgrew 6 - Mulgrew didn't do much wrong after a somewhat shaky start, and confidently dispatched his penalty having had the guts to take Celtic's first spot-kick in the shoot-out.

Kieran Tierney 8 - once again, Tierney was Celtic's star man. Defended excellently and got forward to great effect, taking on defenders and then laying on a perfect cut-back for Tom Rogic to equalise for Celtic. The teenager plays far beyond his years, and impressed in the heart of the battle with Rangers.

Scott Brown 6 - Celtic will have been relying on their captain to grab the game by the scruff of the neck, but that never really happened. Thrashed a great chance wide of the post early on and seemingly met his match in Rangers star Andy Halliday.

Nir Bitton 6 - particularly poor in the first half, but picked up after the break and kept the ball well, even going close with a header in the second half. Took a great penalty in the shoot-out.

Stefan Johansen 5 - the Norwegian's drop in form since last season is quite remarkable. Johansen offered very little to the Celtic side, and it was even something of a surprise that he lasted until the 84th minute.

Gary Mackay-Steven 5 - much like Johansen, Mackay-Steven was virtually anonymous against Rangers. Eventually substituted after 71 minutes, but the Scot must improve his performance or risk losing his place in Deila's side.

Patrick Roberts 6 - his game will be remembered for his quite remarkable miss in the first half with the goal gaping, but Roberts did send in a great corner for Erik Sviatchenko to score. The problem for Roberts throughout the game was that he continually cut in on his left foot from the right hand side, making him far too predictable and easy for Rangers to defend against.

Leigh Griffiths 6 - hit the post in the first half and then the woodwork in the second half. Too eager to shoot when alternatives were available, but did score a fine penalty in the shoot-out.


Erik Sviatchenko 7 - came on for Boyata early on and was solid despite a recent injury. Produced a thumping header to get Celtic back in the game and was strong in the tackle but did pick up a yellow card.

Callum McGregor 6 - offered a little more than Mackay-Steven did, but his game will be remembered for crashing a penalty off the crossbar in the shoot-out.

Tom Rogic 7 - brought on far too late. The Australian scored a fine goal and went close with another shot. Unfortunately, he will be the fall guy for Celtic after skewing his crucial penalty over the bar to hand Rangers the win.

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