Glasgow Rangers began their domestic season with a hard fought win over Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon, and after the contest their fans were full of praise for their match-winner.
The Gers have been in competitive action for a while, with their Europa League qualifying exploits up and running, and the fitness they built up in those ties might have served them well at Rugby Park.
Things started really well for Rangers when they took the lead after just 16 minutes of the contest, which will have eased a few nerves, after the pressure was put on them by rivals Celtic, given the emphatic nature of their success on Saturday afternoon.
Scott Arfield was the man who gave them the lead, and it looked as though one goal was going to be enough for the Gers, after a week in which they’ve been to Luxembourg for their latest European outing, but when it looked like they were coasting for victory, things took a turn for the worse.
Rangers found themselves pulled back seven minutes from time when Scotland international Stephen O’Donnell levelled the scoring for Killie, threatening to ruin Steven Gerrard’s perfect start to the campaign.
The Gers didn’t settle for a draw though, and deep into injury time they picked up a winner when Connor Goldson powered home a header to win the game for the Ibrox outfit, and launch their Scottish Premiership in the perfect possible way.
It might not have been plain sailing for Rangers, but a road trip at the end of a tough week was a tricky start to the season, and they were indented to their big defender for the three points.
Gers fans were quick to praise the centre-back after the final whistle blew at Rugby Park, when they took to social media to reflect on the game.
Here are some of their messages:
Big goldson has been worth every penny.
— Bluechip (@Bluechip1872) August 4, 2019
Goldson’s header came out of nowhere🤩🤯
— Kenz (@_kenzi_newsome) August 4, 2019
Goldson my hero my leader #rangers
— andrewnaismith (@andrewnaismith1) August 4, 2019
The thought of us not getting that winner today and leaving there way a draw makes u feel sick 🤐 …… however up stets Conor Goldson 🥰
— chelsea mclaughlan (@chelsea78054071) August 4, 2019
I canny stop watching goldson header and the celebrations
— Craig Taylor 💥 (@craigtaylor_72) August 4, 2019
Connor Goldson is by far our best CB. Streaks ahead of katic
— Mikey (@mikeyrfc16) August 4, 2019
Watching that goldson goal and celebrations again is giving me goosebumps🇬🇧
— Colin Trimble (@trimble_colin) August 4, 2019
Look up thumping in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Goldson scoring today
— Robert Brown (@rabbrown69) August 4, 2019
Goldson is the most underrated player at Rangers. Period
— Michael Clark (@MichaelClark18_) August 4, 2019
Last season we draw that game, ohhhh Connor Goldson🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Adam Forsyth (@AdamForsyth16) August 4, 2019