Rangers’ Ibrox unbeaten run has come to an end this evening in one of the notable points of the defeat to Aberdeen.
Scott McKenna rifled in a stunning volley to give Aberdeen three points at Ibrox. It was a shocking performance from Gerrard’s men, who just had no attacking spark throughout the contest.
The defeat sees Rangers stay above Celtic due to their own slip-up against Motherwell. Kilmarnock, however, knocked them off the top of the table thanks to their own 2-0 win over Livingston.
But the loss of Gerrard’s priceless Ibrox record will be one of the most painful things tonight for the Rangers manager. The Liverpool legend has had 16 competitive matches at home and managed to remain unbeaten for 15 of them.
Making Ibrox a fortress has been a key pointer for Gerrard throughout his tenure so far. Tonight, however, Ibrox was anything but as a lack invention and graft allowed Aberdeen to take the points.
It’s also the third time Rangers have failed to beat Aberdeen this season after previous failures in the league and Betfred Cup. Rangers have traditionally had a terrific record against the Dons, and that’s another aspect that Gerrard has to sort out to appease the supporters.
Still ahead of their rivals
Despite these records, however, the club are still ahead of their arch-rivals Celtic in the table. Whilst they’ve played a game more and missed a terrific opportunity, they remain in good nick in the table.
The form of Kilmarnock will perhaps raise an eyebrow for the Old Firm. Steve Clarke’s men seem to have come from nowhere to leapfrog both sides, and that makes tonight’s result all the more brutal for Gers fans.
Rangers have responded to set-backs well throughout the season so far. The club have yet to lose back-to-back matches, and have a very winnable game at Dundee on Sunday.
Winning it is essential to get fans appeased once more. Tonight was a bruising result and performance, and Gerrard’s impressive home record is now up in smoke.
The club, however, must move on from tonight. It could’ve been worse considering results elsewhere, and attentions much now switch to Dundee.