If you were to peruse some media outlets following Rangers 6-1 demolition of Hibernian on Sunday, you’d have been forgiven for thinking Scott Allan was turning out in royal blue.

The Hibernian midfielder played a stunning ball into the path of Daryl Horgan for Hibs to pull one back to 2-1. There’s literally no-one who’d dispute that.

But Rangers turned in an all-action, sweeping, dominant performance to utterly dismantle Hibs and send out a title warning to the rest of the league.

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Yet Rangers’ dominant display didn’t take the lead in much of the coverage, with many publications instead choosing to focus on the Scott Allan assist.

Needless to say, it’s something that Rangers fans have been having plenty of fun with on Twitter.


The likes of BBC Scotland – our old friends – suggested it could be the assist of the season.


Football Scotland had a full five-point expose breaking down the anatomy of the entire move.

The Daily Record even had a column berating negativity around the Scott Allan pass. Seriously.

All of this is well and good – Steven Gerrard himself hailed the pass – but nowhere was Rangers’ utter mauling of this top six side framed as a statement of title intent. Which let’s be honest – it was.

This is about giving credit where it’s due. Credit to Allan for the pass, but also to Rangers for the victory.

Scott Allan’s pass and Horgan’s resultant goal wasn’t even the best move of the game.

We get it. It was a good pass. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Jermain Defoe’s second was a superb team goal. Jordan Jones nutmegged Steven Whittaker, before sliding a lovely ball into the overlapping Sheyi Ojo who put it on a plate for Defoe.

Not that any of that matters.

Hibs might’ve got hammered 6-1 by a rampant Rangers, but did ye see Scott Allan’s pass!?

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