JERMAIN DEFOE savoured a 'special' strike as he scored his first Old Firm goal against Celtic on Sunday.

The Englishman completed the scoring at Ibrox and added to a Kemar Roofe brace and Alfredo Morelos effort to round off a 4-1 victory for Steven Gerrard's side.

The classy finish from Defoe was the first time he had netted in the famous derby fixture and he was thrilled with with the performance and result as Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Premiership standings.

Defoe told RangersTV: "Obviously when you come to a club like this the Old Firm is the first fixture you look at and as a forward you just want to score in that game.

"The most important thing is to win those games, but if you can win and score it is just something I've always wanted to do to be honest, from the first day I walked into the football club.

"When it went in today it was an unbelievable feeling. it's always hard to describe the feeling because it is so special, but the team performance today was amazing. Every man was outstanding.

"Kemar for his second goal, when the ball went wide to Borna I just watched him and I knew he would score. The cross was unbelievable and we have got that quality from our full-backs, but the header was outstanding. It was a little bit behind him.

"For his first goal, people look at it and think it is lucky, but it is not lucky. Again it is being in the right areas and I am delighted for him.

"Buff also scored a fantastic goal. He was clever in the box, coming inside and finishing like that with his weaker foot. So yeah, it was good."