Scott Mullen

Well this was absolutely rotten.

Often billed as the showpiece fixture of the Scottish game – well, to some anyway – there were no New Year fireworks at Celtic Park to replicate those which will soar above Edinburgh Castle tomorrow night.

Rangers will be delighted with this point, and to an extent they should be. Any sort of joy against Celtic has been hard to come by in recent years, and their fans celebrated at full-time as if their team had won the game. But, here’s the thing, they really should have.

Alfredo Morelos missed two glorious chances in the second half from James Tavernier crosses, while the Rangers right-back drew a wonderful save from Craig Gordon early in the second period.

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However, the main talking point has to be how poor Celtic’s play was. At the back Dedryck Boyata’s distribution was poor, Mikael Lustig seemed all over the place during key moments and it almost proved costly.

In attack Moussa Dembele wouldn’t have coaxed many Premier League chairmen to part with their cash in the coming weeks on the back of this, but possibly the most alarming thing was the performance of Scott Sinclair.

The Premiership player of the season last time out, here he missed two glaring opportunities which surely would have put Celtic on their way. On the left wing, he drove the Celtic support around the bend before he was eventually hooked off.

Rangers will head off to Florida content that, while they are still some way short of what the required standard should be, that there is now a glimmer of hope in the distance. For Celtic, their trip to Dubai cannot come quick enough.

Alison McConnell

Would be difficult to overplay just how a poor a game it was. Was dreadfully scrappy and littered with mistakes and unforced errors all over the pitch.

Scott Sinclair ought to have given Celtic the lead on the cusp of the break but his miss as he sidefooted beyond a gaping goal perhaps encapsulated his and Celtic’s display.

Sinclair has struggled to get up to the standard he set last term and the very fact he was taken off underlines just how ineffective his performance was.

Celtic had Craig Gordon to thank in the second period for keeping them in it; the Hoops keeper had two outstanding saves as the Ibrox side pushed to get a winner.

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It says much about the game that rather than be content with the point that Rangers will have left the game believing they could have taken all three.

Celtic look like a time badly in need of a break and some fresh legs. Moussa Dembele, a talisman in this fixture for the Parkhead side, was anonymous for an hour until he went off and that sense of being jaded and lethargic seems to run throughout the team.

Neil Cameron

Did you all enjoy that?

That was a hard watch in the way a seven-hour black and white documentary on macramé is a hard watch.

My pre-match prediction was 4-0 Celtic. Did they even strong four passes together?

You can’t not give Rangers some credit. Few gave them much of a chance and yet Graeme Murty has now twice come away from Glasgow’s east end with a deserved draw.

They made the game into a battle, helped by one of the worst Celtic home performances for some time, and they gave everything for their team.

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Craig Gordon made two world class saves and near the end, Alfredo Morelos misses a sitter.

As did Scott Sinclair at the end of a first-half Celtic should have scored a couple.

Aside from it not being up to much, it was an odd game.

Scott Brown was terrific, as was Danny Wilson and young David Bates for Rangers.

But the lack of quality on show was shocking. Good players looked as if they had forgotten how to play.

Both sides made umpteen forced errors, both should have scored, but the game got the result it deserved.