Former Celtic keeper Craig Gordon has bizarrely insisted that St. Mirren should’ve been awarded a penalty because Jamie McGrath was fouled “almost” inside the penalty area during Rangers‘ 3-0 win over the Buddies yesterday.
McGrath was brought down by Glen Kamara on the edge of the area and Gordon appeared to tie himself in knots trying to explain why it should’ve been a penalty to the Buddies.
The Hearts keeper thinks it is “so difficult” for officials despite admitting McGrath’s wasn’t on the 18-yard line so shouldn’t have been given a penalty.
“I think it is (a penalty),” Gordon said on BBC Sportscene.
“For the referee, it is so difficult because of where he lands. His foot is almost on the line and if it is on the line, then it is a penalty kick. I think they have a strong case.”
A first-half own-goal followed by two strikes in five minutes after the break from Alfredo Morelos secured the win for Gerrard’s side and maintained their 100% record in the league so far.
After losing to Bayer Leverkusen in midweek, beating the Buddies so comprehensively will have been exactly th reaction Gerrard was looking for.
The games come thick and fast for Rangers with St. Johnstone up next on Wednesday night – and the Light Blues will be hoping for a repeat of yesterday’s performance against the Paisley Saints when they line up to face the Perth Saints.