Glasgow Rangers romped to a 2-Zero win away at Celtic Park on Saturday however one participant definitely stole the present. A brace from Connor Goldson has left Steven Gerrard’s aspect with a four-point lead on the prime of the Scottish Premiership, though Celtic nonetheless have a recreation in hand over Rangers which implies the title struggle is way from over.
The stakes have arguably by no means been increased as Neil Lennon’s aspect are chasing a successive tenth title in a row this season. Devoid of all the standard hustle and bustle, the primary Outdated Agency derby of the season was a distinguishably quieter affair free from the cacophony of crowds, colors and sounds in a throwback to a bygone period of the attractive recreation.
Gerrard, who guided the Gers to victory at Parkhead final 12 months, grew to become the primary supervisor to steer the membership to back-to-back Outdated Agency prime flight wins for the primary time since October 2009. Actually, the final time they received two away video games on the trot at Celtic was all the best way again in March 1997 beneath Walter Smith.
Is Connor Goldson a Glasgow Rangers legend?
Gerrard’s aspect took an early lead when Goldson headed in James Tavernier’s free kick after simply 9 minutes. And the defender doubled his efforts after the break with a side-footed end to safe the victory.
The Rangers boss praised the “excellent” participant for his efficiency all around the pitch. He mentioned: “I’m shocked however he’s definitely succesful, and he’s beginning to assault set-pieces and is hungry to attain.
“I believed his all-round efficiency was excellent.
“It was Nikola Katic who was the hero right here final 12 months, however Connor deserves the headlines that he’s going to get.”
Per SofaScore, the 27-year-old received 80% of his duels total, made eight clearances, blocked 2 pictures and accomplished 2 interceptions, while he scored two targets and took two pictures heading in the right direction, which reveals that he was a helpful asset in assault as effectively.
Goldson’s targets would have been greater than sufficient to enshrine him within the membership’s folklore ceaselessly. However his total contribution underlines how essential he’s to Gerrard’s plans for the long run.
Rangers have thrown down the gauntlet for the remainder of the season by incomes these three factors which have taken them 4 factors clear on the prime of the desk. They need to now proceed this newfound momentum heading into the subsequent fixture.
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