Rangers stay seven clear of Celtic

Rangers maintained their seven-point lead over Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League with a 1-1 draw against their Glasgow neighbours at Celtic Park on Sunday.

Celtic, who dominated the first Old Firm derby of 2010, deservedly took the lead in the 79th minute when substitute Scott McDonald headed his 14th goal of the season, before Lee McCulloch equalised two minutes later with a powerful header.

The home side missed a succession of good chances and had a first-half goal from Marc-Antoine Fortune ruled out after referee Steve Conroy spotted an infringement on Rangers keeper Allan McGregor.

Celtic, who have played a game fewer than Rangers, remain second in the table, five points ahead of third-placed Hibernian who play Hearts in the Edinburgh derby later on Sunday.