RANGERS’ late leveller derailed Celtic’s remarkable march towards Europe’s record books.
The Hoops were looking for their 23rd successive Premiership triumph this term in the duel with their Ibrox rivals.
A victory would have edged them closer to breaking Europe’s all-time record of 29 consecutive league wins set by Portuguese giants Benfica in 1971/72.
If Brendan Rodgers’ men had picked up three points yesterday, they would have equalled Swedish side Malmo’s 23-game winning streak in 1949/50.
But Clint Hill’s equaliser in the fading moments denied the champions who were leading with a first-half strike from Stuart Armstrong.
However, Celtic are still unbeaten against domestic opposition in 35 games during this campaign.
They can lift the crown for the sixth season in a row if they emerge triumphant from their next two games against Dundee and Hearts.
In fact, Celtic and Rangers have won the league undefeated in 1897/98 and 1898/99, respectively – but both were during 18-game seasons compared to the current 38-game campaign.
Rodgers’ side are 25 points ahead of second-placed Aberdeen – and 33 better off than the Ibrox outfit – as they eye their first treble in 16 years.
The Parkhead men could still smash Europe’s largest ever title-winning margin of 31 points, currently held by Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Egyptian side Al Ahly (2004/05).
The Hoops set a Scottish record in 2013/14 with a 29-point title-winning margin.