Rangers ran out deserved winners at Ibrox yesterday in the last Old Firm of the season.

It was a dominant display from start to finish with most Gers players winning their individual battles.

For the third time in a row, Ryan Kent did for Mikael Lustig, too.

Kent has been the most consistent performer against Celtic this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The Swedish international right-back was tortured at Ibrox in December, where he was subbed at half-time. At Parkhead last month, the Liverpool loanee gave him the run around once more.

On Sunday, Lustig just about made it to the interval, when he was replaced by Jeremy Toljan.


Before that, though, he had looked terrified every time Kent picked up the ball. The likes of Mikey Johnston and Oliver Burke all needed to track back deep into their own half to make sure Lustig wasn’t left one on one with the tricky wide man.

An apparent muscle injury conveniently allowed Lustig to pass on responsibility to the Dortmund loanee, who didn’t fare much better.

Kent wheels away after scoring against Hamilton back in October. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The major threat Kent poses doesn’t really translate to his stats. Six goals and six assists in 23 league appearances isn’t a remarkable return.

Yet, he makes things happen and gets fans off their seats. That and his fearless approach to big games are what’s seen him become such a popular figure at Ibrox.

His last Ibrox appearance?

The manager has made it clear he wants him to return to Ibrox next season [Daily Mail], while the fans have been angling for a deal for months.

Yet, some were concerned by his actions at full-time on Sunday. He stayed out longer than the rest of the team and waved to the stands with his hand on the Rangers badge.

It’s always hard to tell for sure with these things, but some feared it was a final goodbye to the Ibrox faithful.

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