Rangers player ratings as Morelos ends Old Firm goal drought
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Rangers player ratings as Morelos ends Old Firm goal drought

Rangers and Celtic played out a 1-1 draw this afternoon in the season’s third Old Firm clash as Alfredo Morelos finally broke his Old Firm scoring duck with a 38th-minute header at Parkhead.

The Light Blues remain on course to go unbeaten in the league this season and extended their run to 33 games without defeat.

Morelos celebrates after scoring (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Gers were far from at their best but a draw was probably a fair outcome – despite Scott Brown’s odd penalty claims over Odsonne Edouard’s booking for diving.

Gerrard’s players will head into the international break now as they look ahead to a crack at the Scottish Cup and the final five fixtures in the Premiership season.

A hectic season is nearing a conclusion with Gerrard’s side still in the running for a domestic double but the Ibrox boss won’t be too happy with his side’s performance.

Here’s how Steven Gerrard’s stars performed against their bitter rivals:

Allan McGregor – 7

Some really important saves to keep Rangers level as he showed why he is so important to the Light Blues.

Leon Balogun – 5

Moved to right-back with Nathan Patterson on the bench, the Nigerian international looked to be targeted as a weak link in the Rangers defence. Struggled to get into the game and was exposed a number of times as Celtic pushed forward. Didn’t get a huge amount of support from midfield before being replaced by Nathan Patterson.

Connor Goldson – 7

Defender maintained his record of playing every single minute so far this season as he charged into tackles and marshalled the Gers defence, while trying to help cover Balogun.

Filip Helander – 6

After missing out against Slavia, Helander returned to the starting XI in place of Patterson. Allowed Elyounoussi space to head home the opener as the gaps left by Balogun were exploited. Still unbeaten in the league.

Borna Barisic – 6

Some really enticing crosses but couldn’t get forward enough to really cause problems. Corner set up Morelos for the equaliser.

Glen Kamara – 6

Quiet afternoon for the Finn but didn’t let himself down in a workmanlike performance. Will play better but wasn’t the only one not to really click.

Scott Brown is challenged by Ryan Kent (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Davis – 6

Fresh from signing a new contract to extend his Ibrox stay, but was fairly quiet in midfield as they struggled to really get control of the game.

Joe Aribo – 5

Started in a deeper role before being pushed further forward later on but struggled to have any real influence on the game before tiring after an hour. Replaced by Scott Wright in the closing stages.

Ianis Hagi – 5

Back in the side ahead of Scott Arfield but largely ineffective before being replaced by Scott Arfield after 65 minutes. Needed to offer much more in attack and defence and didn’t do enough to help cover Balogun when Celtic attacked.

Ryan Kent – 6

Looked most likely to make something happen for the Gers and comes alive in these games. One of few Rangers players to really look up for it and try to get at Celtic.

Alfredo Morelos – 7

Isolated for long spells of the game but popped up where he needed to be to score his maiden Old Firm goal and grab a point for the Gers. Worked hard and will be buzzing tonight. Replaced by Kemar Roofe late on.

Rangers fans were loving it this morning as Scotland woke up covered in red, white and blue ahead of the Old Firm

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