Allan McGregor is the most assured goalkeeper Glasgow Rangers have had in years. He is amazing and saves the Ibrox club’s results in almost every game he plays, by stopping goals.
He was denied his clean sheet by another hopeless refereeing decision to award a soft penalty after a tangle of legs between Scott Arfield and a diving St Johnstone player – a really despicable decision and when will it all stop?
Television evidence has to be used by the SFA and the SPFL to help the hapless referees, who don’t seem to know much about anything – they desperately need help.
James Tavernier had one of his better games and scored a brilliant free-kick from the edge of the box to score the all-important first goal. Which often changes the way an away side line-up for the rest of the game.
20 minutes later Tavernier rattled the bar with another phenomenal free kick which beat the goalkeeper all ends up. He also set up Alfredo Morelos to make it 2-0.
Connor Goldson wasn’t haven’t one of his best self-assured displays and he did make a few mistakes, but he did play his part in an extremely comfortable victory.
Nikola Katic was restored after being replaced by Joe Worrall against Villarreal. Some of his passes went astray, but in general he did alright in an easy game for Rangers to win.
Jon Flanagan was back in the starting line-up as he replaced the injured Borna Barisic at left-back. Definitely one of his poorest performances. He is not a left back – right back or nothing.
Ross McCrorie took over from Andy Halliday in the middle of the park and was excellent. He is far superior to Halliday and he is only 20-years-old.
He helped Rangers control the game and filled in for Tavernier at right-back for the last 30 minutes, and was again top class.
Lassana Coulibaly was allowed to get forward with McCrorie sitting as the defensive midfield player. He strolled through the game with another impressive showing before being rested for the next few important matches.
Scott Arfield was terrific throughout the match linking up between midfield and the forward line. He continued to unlock the St Johnstone defence time after time and scored a clinical strike seven minutes into the second half.
Daniel Candeias worked tirelessly throughout on both wings and was always involved as the ‘Gers ran riot. He made it 5-1 with a powerful effort from inside the area to cap off a fine game.
Alfredo Morelos was my MOTM for his overall display and scoring the important 2nd goal. He led the line well and laid on Rangers third goal for Arfield to score and was a real nuisance.
Ryan Kent had another good game and was dangerous as he switched wings with Candeias. He had the beating of Foster all day and got him booked for scything him down for a yellow card.
Ovie Ejaria came on for Tavernier and will be pleased to get over his injury and played well during his short second half cameo.
Graham Dorrans replaced Coulibaly to give him some more match minutes under his belt. His performance was very encouraging again.
Kyle Lafferty who came on for Kent and made a real impact as he made it 4-1 minutes later.