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Scottish FA considers Old Firm inquiry after cup game

3rd March 2011 - Alma Shera

Rangers and Celtic's future football games will be under much scrutiny after Rangers had three players sent off in a bad-tempered Scottish Cup fifth-round replay against their Glaswegian rivals.

Mark Wilson would score the lone goal in the 1-0 victory early in the second half. However, the dismissals of key Rangers players undermined the visitors' efforts to get back into the game.

Steven Whittaker was the first to go after picking up a second yellow when he fouled Emilio Izaguirre on 36 minutes. Madjid Bougherra then got his second caution after fouling Kris Commons.

The much-maligned El-Hadji Diouf was later sent off for dissent - another second yellow card.

Following the match, Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan said the tie was "embarrassing" and would be looking into the events of the game.

Celtic football manager Neil Lennon and his men now go on to face Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the quarter-finals; this means Celtic are still in the hunt for the domestic treble.
 

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