GLASGOW: Young Moussa Dembele grabbed a hat-trick on his debut as Celtic thrashed 10 men Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead in the first Old Firm derby in four years.
The French striker, only playing due to an injury to top scorer Leigh Griffiths, became the first player to score a hat-trick in the fixture since Ally McCoist’s treble in the 1983 League Cup final.
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The 20-year-old opened the scoring with a header in the 34th minute before firing home a fine solo finish to double Celtic’s advantage eight minutes later.
The former Fulham forward then sealed the first Celtic hat-trick in an Old Firm league fixture since 1966 in the 84th minute after Rangers had been reduced to 10 men as Philippe Senderos’ picked up a second booking for a deliberate handball.
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Substitute Stuart Armstrong finished the scoring in stoppage time to continue Celtic’s 100 per cent start to the season as they move four points clear of Rangers with a game in hand against their Old Firm foes.
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