Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has spoken out about the St. Johnstone goal that never was and says ref Andrew Dallas was right to let play go on.
Steven Davis – who coincidentally was full of running all game – appeared to heroically block the ball on the line as a goalmouth scramble almost pulled the Saints back into the game at 2-0.
Dallas adjudged that Davis had stopped the ball going in, with the resultant break leading to Rangers third goal. Gerrard thinks he made the right call.
Gutted that Bro. Dallas made a fantastic decision in not awarding St. Johnstone a goal, was looking forward to a another meltdown.
Clearly the whole ball was not over the line, well played Davis! pic.twitter.com/flj3Pqmvmk
— RangersHistory (@RangersFACTS) September 22, 2019
Asked about the call after the match on BT Sport, Gerrard replied:
“No, I think Steven Davis has done tremendously well on both occasions.
“I think when the viewers see the first angle that BT have shown the viewers might think that it’s in but when you see the one that goes right across the line you can see it’s 100 per cent not a goal.
“I think that summed Steven Davis’ performance up. I don’t know who you gave your man of the match to but he was my man of the match.”
Rangers ran out 4-0 winners in Perth as the Ibrox club blew an initially organised St. Johnstone away in the first half.
The Saints came closest through ex-Ger Michael O’Halloran, but Rangers keeper Allan McGregor proved his worth to keep the scores level at the break.
Alfredo Morelos would haul Rangers into the lead after the restart before a powerful Connor Goldson header and a brilliant Jermain Defoe cameo double secured the three points.
Rangers now face Livingston in the Betfred Cup on Wednesday before hosting Aberdeen at Ibrox on Saturday.