Rangers fans have been praising talismanic striker Alfredo Morelos as his 100th strike for the club sent the Ibrox side three points clear in the Scottish Premiership in a 2-1 win over St Mirren.
The Gers had to fight for the points in Paisley as St Mirren came out the blocks on home soil and played some quality football which had the Gers a tad shellshocked in the opening 15 minutes.
Not even five minutes into proceedings Connor Ronan had fired St Mirren into the lead with a 30-yard stunner which somewhat symbolised the brave nature of the Buddies’ early play.
Replays somewhat absolved Jon McLaughlin and it was a stunning strike from Ronan but from that point on fingernails were frayed amongst the Rangers support.
The Gers huffed and puffed to find a way back into the match and deserve credit for doing so, with Ianis Hagi winning a stonewall penalty after an Alan Power foul following a period of sustained pressure.
Kemar Roofe would hammer it home with expert precision to get the Ibrox side level with Gers fans breathing a sight of relief right before the restart.
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos kicks off the Paisley party with 100th goal
But barely a minute later the Gers would find themselves in front courtesy of Alfredo Morelos who netted his long-awaited 100th goal for Rangers.
In the space of two minutes the game is turned on its head!
Alfredo Morelos puts Rangers in front just moments after Kemar Roofe equalised with a penalty 🎯
St Mirren 1-2 Rangers
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Finding himself free in the six-yard box, a cross from James Tavernier evaded the St Mirren backline and Morelos would finish it off his face.
The Colombian then went wild as El Bufalo celebrated with the Rangers support and Ibrox fans have been paying tribute to the striker in the aftermath of the game.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 24, 2021
But whilst plenty of fans have been congratulating the striker for the feat, others have been wondering how his wife Yesenia is going to celebrate.
Famous for throwing balloon parties for the striker, fans are wondering if Mrs Morelos might have something planned in this regard tonight:
This is Alfredo Morelos’ world and we’re all just living in it 🇨🇴 pic.twitter.com/4uFZdHL4vI
— 𝚁𝚎𝚐𝚊𝚗🎃 (@Regan1872) October 24, 2021
— Rangers History 🏆 (@RangersFACTS) October 24, 2021
I love Alfredo Morelos pic.twitter.com/jmcFrKnjI7
— Jordan (@RFCjordan_) October 24, 2021
Very impressed with Hagi and Roofe today, both took the game to St Mirren, tried to make things happen, worked tirelessly for the team and were both inspirational in getting the 3 points. Well done Alfredo Morelos on scoring 100 goals 👏🇬🇧 💯 https://t.co/besXpEPJUb
— PeterJWhalen (@PeterJWhalen7) October 24, 2021
— 𝐒 𝐓 𝐔 (@_stuhamilton) October 24, 2021
— Andrew (@Andrew_GWilson) October 24, 2021
Bufalo soldier from the heart of Colombia, he knows what it means to us he’s a goal scoring genius.
— Jōhn Būchānān (@johnbucky81) October 24, 2021
— Fluxury (@Fluxuryy) October 24, 2021
Morelos hits 100, balloon shortage hits Scotland.
— TII (@thisisibrox) October 24, 2021
Buzzin to see Morelos’ wife’s 100 goals balloons
— moorey (@Jasonmoorey) October 24, 2021
Announce Yesenia Morelos balloon display
— Ben (@BenL1872) October 24, 2021
That’ll be 100 balloons in the morelos gaff tonight 🎈🎈🎈
— Deek (@DeekMc1980) October 24, 2021
Morelos mrs breaking oot the big 100 balloon tonight 🎉🎈
— Ross Hamilton (@rosshamilton13) October 24, 2021
Canny wait to see morelos’ mrs balloon display
— K.Dale (@KelseyDalex) October 24, 2021
Can’t wait to see mrs Morelos balloon display tonight 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣
— rachel 🖤 (@rachmurray_x) October 24, 2021
Can't wait to see Mrs Morelos balloons tonight 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣
— JW (@jonny_1872) October 24, 2021
Morelos Mrs better have 100 balloons in the house for the boy! Buzzing to see the big display 😂!
— Caitlin🇬🇧 (@Caitlin95x) October 24, 2021
The result could well prove to be a very important one in the Scottish Premiership title race and Rangers fans will enjoy extending their lead at the top of the table this weekend.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard also explained why a key Ibrox star had been dropped for the clash against St Mirren in his pre-match interview.