Rangers suffer title disaster as Dundee nightmare edges Celtic closer to three-in-a-row

Gutted Rangers boss Philippe Clement
Gutted Rangers boss Philippe Clement -Credit:Getty Images

Rangers' title hopes suffered another catastrophic blow as their long-awaited clash at Dens Park ended in a goalless draw.

After crashing to a shock defeat at Ross County on Sunday, Philippe Clement's side relinquished their advantage in the battle for the championship as Celtic extended their lead at the top to four points. Gers arrived in Tayside tonight knowing a win would have trimmed the deficit to a single point with five games still to play.

But the Ibrox side could only labour to a goalless stalemate as their winless Premiership run extended to three games. It means the pendulum has now swung completely in Celtic's favour, who also boast a superior goal difference of 54 compared to 49.

The away crowd at Dens made their feelings clear at full-time as they vented their fury at Clement's men as they made their way down the tunnel. The Light Blues take a break from Premiership duties this Sunday when they face Hearts at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

But they face a tricky return to league action a week later at St Mirren in the first of their five post-split fixtures. Gers then host in-form Kilmarnock at home before a potential Old Firm championship decider at Parkhead. Football Scotland crunched the numbers yesterday to explain how Celtic could be crowned champions against their bitter rivals on May 11.

Rangers then host Dundee in a midweek clash at Ibrox before rounding off their Premiership campaign with a trip to Tynecastle. And as things stand, it would take a miraculous turnaround for Clement to get his hands on the league trophy come that final day on May 18.