Even without fans, a clash between Rangers and Celtic can be a frenetic affair with blink and you'll miss it moments aplenty.

And the Ibrox club's 2-0 win over their greatest rivals in the Scottish Cup on Sunday was no different.

A thrilling match for the neutral saw multiple chances created, some meaty challenges and even a missed penalty.

Frankly, there was so much going on, it would hardly be surprising if the TV cameras missed a few moments.

Never fear though, our snappers were on hand to ensure they captured anything that might have passed you by.

Here are five moments you may have missed amidst the maelstrom of madness that was the Scottish Cup fourth round derby.

Steven Gerrard and John Kennedy having words

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (left) exchanges words with Celtic interim manager John Kennedy
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (left) exchanges words with Celtic interim manager John Kennedy

It's fair to say the two bosses didn't appear to be exchanging pleasantries amid the frantic action. While it's impossible to know what was on the agenda during their heated pow-wow, it can't have been too explosive after they calmly exchanged fist bumps at the end. Hardly McCoist vs Lennon from the "shame game" then - but certainly an indication of what was at stake given both are normally such composed characters.

Bobby Madden's crucial 'play-on'

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 18: Rangers' Ryan Kent is caught in the build up to the first goal, as Steve Davis celebrates during a Scottish Cup tie between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on April 18, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

Amid the excitement surrounding Steven Davis' gravity (and age) defying overhead kick, it went slightly unmentioned that Ryan Kent had been cleared out by Stephen Welsh in the build-up. The young defender was lucky not to be booked as he halted the electric winger in his tracks with a savage body-check. It was superb refereeing by Bobby Madden to allow play to continue and Rangers promptly scored through the advantage. It may have all been something of a blur to Kent though. The winger was still doubled over in anguish from the impact as Davis reeled away in celebration.

Celebration and desolation


The contrasting fortunes of the two managers are captured perfectly as Steven Gerrard explodes with joy at the second goal. The Ibrox boss knows his team are now in the driving seat as he bares his fist and bellows with pleasure. John Kennedy on the other hand, turns away in disgust. Given his status as a former defender, he was no doubt angry at the poverty of defending on display from Diego Laxalt and Kris Ajer.

The half-time inquest begins

Laxalt was hooked at half-time after a weak display at left-back with both goals coming from Rangers' right hand side. As the players trooped off, Ajer clearly has something he wanted to get off his chest as his colleague protested innocence. Pundits criticised both in the aftermath of the match and you can imagine there were some harsh words spoken once back in the sanctuary of the dressing room. The Uruguay international's loan from AC Milan has been something of a damp squib but you wonder if he's being utilised the best way given his time in Italy saw him used primarily as a wing-back or wideman.

Cuddle for a legend

Allan McGregor continues to defy father time and Sunday saw yet another spectacular display from the 39-year-old. He twice made great saves from Mo Elyounoussi and even stopped a penalty from Odsonne Edouard. The fans and manager love him and Borna Barisic wasn't slow to show his fellow players feel the same way as he moved to give the big man a hug following the spot-kick.

Pundits keep their social distance

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 18: Premier Sports' team watch on during a Scottish Cup tie between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium, on April 18, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

Premier Sports did a good job selecting pundits for the match and their top team made an excellent fist of following social distancing guidelines as they watched the action unfold. Record Sport columnist Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist were a typically reliable co-commentary duo while on the gantry, Gordon Strachan did a fine job of winding everyone up. Former player John Hartson looked exasperated with his old gaffer at times as they took little nibbles at each other during debates. Derek McInnes impressed with his calm but incisive analysis and any chairman watching would have been reminded about his qualities as a student of the game.

Dom McKay takes his seat at Ibrox

The incoming Celtic CEO will replace Peter Lawwell and attended his first game on Sunday before starting work the following day. With Lawwell still in place until the summer, the new man will help put in place the foundations he will hope that leave the club on a much stronger footing in the years ahead. His first task is to find a new manager to replace Neil Lennon, with the noise surrounding Eddie Howe gone suddenly quiet.