Rangers fans have lauded Scott Arfield after the midfielder scored twice and fared well in general play in a Scottish Cup Fifth Round victory over Hamilton Academical on Saturday afternoon.
It was by no means a free-flowing performance from the Gers, who for long periods struggled to move the ball with any pace.
There was plenty of tension amongst the travelling support with the scores still at 1-1 after the hour mark. Yet, three goals in the final 20 minutes saw Steven Gerrard’s side ease home in the end.
Continuing in midfield for his fourth consecutive start, Arfield opened the scoring in the 25th minute courtesy of a stroke of fortune.
He saw a penalty denied by Luke Southwood, but the keeper’s palmed save arrived straight back at his feet, and he finished into a near open goal.
There was no luck about his second effort, though.
In the dying embers of the game, he latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the area and sent a fine side-footed effort curling into the left side of the goal via the crossbar.
The special finish put some gloss on the scoreline and sent away fans home with a spring in their step.
Plenty of Bears took to social media to praise the Canadian international for his goals and his overall performance.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Thought Arfield arguably our best player today. Been actually playing well last few games.
— andrew gebbie (@andygebb) February 8, 2020
Comfortable in the end. Morelos got his goal, Kent got his assist, Aribo got a goal and Arfield continues to impress. All positive and hopefully lifts any personal pressure some of those guys might have been feeling.
— BIG BUFF FAN (@CemetryGates89) February 8, 2020
Arfield was my MOTM even before this. Neat tidy and hardly gave ball way. Unlike some others today. https://t.co/rYDqvuQKjk
— Dougie 🇷🇴 (@54Beats44) February 8, 2020
What a finish from Arfield
— Dylan🇬🇧🏴 (@duln99wulsn) February 8, 2020
Saturday mid afternoon and I like the way you move, Scotty arfield 🕺🏼🕺🏼
— D.C ™️ (@crofty1872) February 8, 2020
No more volleys for arfield…sidefoots only from now on no matter the range
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) February 8, 2020
Well that was a thing of beauty from Arfield, 👏 pic.twitter.com/0fjhEKkw7A
— Jim 🇭🇷 (@GFan1969) February 8, 2020
Arfield motm for me for the two goals. Especially the 4th goal was a candidate for goal of the season. Glad my 4-1 score prediction was right, but tbh it flattered us given another below par overall performance. Happy with the result, but we still have some improving to do.
— Bob Steele (@BobSteele55) February 8, 2020
— Cal (@RfcCal) February 8, 2020
pick that oot
— 🇷🇴 (@arrfc15) February 8, 2020
Absolute screamer of a goal
— Finlay ☭ (@finlaythered) February 8, 2020