Rangers ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over St. Mirren in Paisley courtesy of goals from Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos – with absolutely no help from the penalty spot.
Much of the pre-match coverage was dominated by the comments of Buddies boss Jim Goodwin who urged referees to be “brave enough” to give penalties against the Gers.
But referee Alan Muir had a relatively quiet day as the Gers ran out comfortable winners and exacted a small semblance of revenge for their League Cup defeat on the same patch a fortnight ago.
In an unconventional 3pm kick-off, Rangers started sloppily but approached the match with much more professionalism than in the 3-2 defeat.
The Ibrox side were deserved winners as they took their chances, Kemar Roofe’s effort deflecting in after he was slid in by Ianis Hagi following the Romanian winning the ball in midfield.
Alfredo Morelos would then capitalise on a Joe Shaughnessy slip to make it 2-0 as the Colombian hit goalscoring form ahead of the weekend’s Old Firm clash with Celtic.
But it was St. Mirren manager Goodwin who Rangers fans reserved their post-match messages for as they sent no regards to the ex-Celtic man in the wake of the result:
Cheer up Jim Goodwin 😃 pic.twitter.com/wv5SJOdbV3
— This Is Ibrox (@thisisibrox) December 30, 2020
Jim Goodwin is spewing & it is delightful
— 🦋 (@_LY72) December 30, 2020
Just wondering at which point Jim Goodwin was looking for that penalty that refs are scared to give against Rangers? He does know it’s helpful in that quest to actually get inside our box?
— KB (@oneloverfc1872) December 30, 2020
Announce Jim Goodwin in tears
— Sargent (@DylanSargent_) December 30, 2020
FAO Jim Goodwin pic.twitter.com/tjEuKn5NYS
— Iain (@IainWATP) December 30, 2020
Seeing Jim Goodwin’s sad face makes me happy 🙂
— 𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝙲𝚁𝙰𝙲𝙺 𝙵𝙾𝚇 (@thecrackfox__) December 30, 2020
Problem for Jim Goodwin is you have to get in our box in a league game to get a penalty.
Job done another game ticked off the list another clean sheet and another 3 points. 👏🔴⚪🔵.
— David Steven (@Dws231284) December 30, 2020
Interesting that Jim Goodwin hasn't asked the referee to be brave enough to give a penalty in this match…
— Rangers Radio (@RangersRadioRFC) December 30, 2020
Get well soon jim goodwin
— Dmct (@Dylan_McTaggart) December 30, 2020
Poor old Jim Goodwin. No penalties.
— CambsTrueBlue (@camtrublue) December 30, 2020
The result means Rangers have now won 13 Scottish Premiership games in a row heading into the New Year clash with Celtic at Ibrox.
It’s not the first time Rangers fans have sent no regards to Jim Goodwin either – here’s how they originally reacted to the St. Mirren manager’s comments.