Date: 5th August 2018 at 2:56pm
Written by:
Aberdeen
1 – 1
Rangers

Pittodrie

Premiership

5/08/2018 1:00 pm

Attendance: 19046

Referee: Clancy

Aberdeen Rangers
Anderson (90+3) Tavernier (pen 30)
Lewis McGregor
Ball Tavernier
Devlin
 
Katic
McKenna 31 Goldson
 
Considine Flanagan
Gleeson 52 Arfield
 
Shinnie Jack 82
Ferguson
 
Coulibaly
McGinn Murphy 70
Cosgrove 71 Windass
Mackey-Steven Morelos
 

Substitutes

Forrester
 
31 Sadiq
Wright Ejaria 82
May 52 Kent 70
Cerny Halliday
Campbell McCrorie
Anderson 71 Candeias
Harrington Alnwick

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 8
1 On Target 3
4 Corners 2
12 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
60 % 40

Rangers made the trip to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen earlier today in the Premiership opener for the 2018/19 campaign.

With success so far in the Europa League qualifying matches for Steven Gerrard, optimism was high for this clash as the campaign began for real and with improvement each week over pre-season as the former Liverpool man makes his mark on the club, there were further improvements on show once again.

We did make hard work of it in many ways, a soft but petulant kick out from Alfredo Morelos saw him shown a straight red card after only eleven minutes had been played but despite suffering the man deficit, Rangers didn’t sit back we kept pressing and were awarded a penalty just ahead of the half-hour mark.

James Tavernier stepped up to convert from 12 yards and we went into the break with the 1-0 advantage.

We looked to have seen the match out in the second period, but three minutes into stoppage time the hosts grabbed a leveller, so Gerrard’s wait for a league win and all three points continues, but he’s unlikely to be too disappointed given the circumstances.

 

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