Date: 24th September 2018 at 7:21am
Written by:
Rangers
5 – 1
St Johnstone

Ibrox

Premiership

23/09/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 48729

Referee: McLean

Rangers St Johnstone
Tavernier (9), Morelos (34), Arfield (52), Lafferty (74), Candeias (79) Alston (pen 77)
McGregor Clark
Tavernier 56 Foster
 
Goldson Kerr
 
Katic Shaughnessy
Flanagan Tanser
McCrorie Wright 61
Candeias Alston
Coulibaly 63 Craig 57
Arfield Kennedy
Kent 71 Wotherspoon
Morelos Watt 72

Substitutes

Worrall Anderson
Dorrans 63 Kane 72
Ejaria 56 Swanson 61
Lafferty 71 Mitchell
Foderingham McMillan
Halliday Nydam 57
Middleton Callachan

Game Statistics

21 Goal attempts 11
10 On Target 3
7 Corners 4
9 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
61 % 39

With plenty of positives to take from Rangers’ Europa League draw with Villarreal in midweek, it was back to Premiership action yesterday and an Ibrox based affair against St Johnstone.

Fans had few worries going into the match given the spirit and confidence shown in the last game and the players proved they’d taken a damn good boost from our Spanish adventure by hammering five past our opposition at the weekend.

James Tavernier opened the scoring and was joined on the scoresheet by Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield, Kyle Lafferty and Daniel Candeias – although the visitors did help themselves to a consolation from the penalty spot but nobody was going to let that ruin the day.

Hearts and Celtic dropped points this weekend so the victory propelled us into second place in the table and we are now five behind Hearts, ahead of both Hibernian and Livingston on goal difference.

This, of course, hasn’t happened, but Celtic are behind us in sixth place so whisper it quietly.

We have a long way to go yet and there’s plenty of games left in the season, but if you don’t enjoy weekends like that you’re following the wrong sport.

 

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