Rangers defeated Dundee 4-0 in a game which only really had one downside – we never scored more.
Rangers had to respond after the Old Firm defeat, and respond they did. Coulibaly tapped in the opener. Some incredibly neat build up play created the second for Kent, his first goal for the club. Morelos won the penalty for Tavernier’s third, and the impressive Glenn Middleton worked hard after coming on and deserved the fourth.
Rangers also had two goals disallowed. The first, a Morelos tap in, looked questionable. The second, a Lafferty effort, was also not counted.
Truth be told, Rangers completely dominated and the score line could’ve been anything. Even if the team did take the foot off the gas in the second half.
Morelos cockily missed a sitter at the start, but it didn’t matter. This was a rounded performance from Rangers.
What’s more, Ibrox is becoming a fortress and the team are responding to the fans.
A resolute performance proving Rangers are no mugs
Rangers response today was terrific. From the first whistle, Rangers hassled, pressed and outplayed the Dundonians in a performance that laid down a marker.
After Celtic’s draw with St. Mirren last night it was a chance to expel the demons of a fortnight ago. And expel the team did.
Special mention too must go to Scott Arfield, the midfielder was terrific and both broke up and started plays superbly. He deserved man of the match.
Miller would always have had some sort of say
A lot of the pre-match conversation centered around Kenny Miller. Gerrard told fans to welcome the striker home, with many believing he’d be a thorn in our side.
It turned out to be a frustrating day for Miller.
He toiled against a dominant Rangers and was harshly sent off for a late one on Barisic. First glimpses showed the red to be extreme, but there were a few meaty challenges from Dundee over the peace.
The Gers told the league today, albeit against a struggling Dundee, that we really are on our way.
You’d be lucky to find a fan who didn’t believe we’d show that today. What’s crazy is this team has a long way to go yet, and despite the result, there’s still a feeling that Gerrard has their feet firmly on the ground.
Roll on St. Johnstone after a huge match away to Villarreal.