Rangers fans were full of praise after new signing Alfredo Morelos scored his first goals for the club during their convincing 6-0 hammering of Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish League Cup.
The Colombian grabbed a brace as Pedro Caixinha’s side eased into the quarter-finals, where they will play Partick Thistle.
He came on as a late substitute during the Glasgow club’s opening league game of the season but played a central role throughout this match.
Morelos notched his first goal in a Rangers shirt in the 24th minute, after Kenny Miller and Bruno Alves had already put them in the clear.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 9, 2017
After James Tavernier and Daniel Candeias also netted, he completed the scoring with his second strike late in the second half.
His first came from a pass from Miller and he reacted quickly to slot home his second after a shot was parried by Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch.
Morelos was subsequently named as the man of the match, with the only blemish on his night being the yellow card he received for his first goal celebration.
However, even that did not detract from his praise among fans, some of whom even lauded him for jumping into the crowd after scoring.
Rangers dominated the game, enjoying 65 percent of possession, and getting 21 shots away – nine of them hitting the target.
It was a case of a job well done for Caixinha’s men, who made it two domestic wins out of two.
They opened their Premiership campaign with a 2-1 victory away at Motherwell and now look forward to a home tie against Hibernian this weekend.
The performance of Morelos in particular excited Rangers fans on the night and following the match, Caixinha says he expects this brace of goals to be the first of many from the forward.
And fans – many of whom felt he needed a goal to settle – took to Twitter to express their satisfaction with his performance.
Here are some of the best tweets.
So many positives.
Tav & Candeias, Cardoso, Bruno's bullet of a free-kick, but the standout has to be Alfredo Morelos. A natural finisher.
— Ted (@NewcoTed) August 9, 2017
Get in there Alfredo Morelos âš½
— Ronnie Paterson (@RonnieP_77) August 9, 2017
Alfredo Morelos makes a statement at Ibrox this evening. Looked sharp when he came on Sunday !
— Stephen Gray (@Shakeybaby90) August 9, 2017
Morelos diving into the union bears after his first goal is as good a booking as you're ever gonna take!!
— Graham Currie (@grahamwhcurrie) August 9, 2017
Good to see Rossiter back, boys a player! Morelos knows where the goal is and we look a different team defending! On the up! ðŸ”´âšªï¸ðŸ”µ
— Gary Scott McGregor (@GazMcGreeg3) August 9, 2017
Thought Morelos was fantastic tonight!! Constant movement and an eye for goal. Has to start Saturday!
— MeiksðŸ˜Ž (@RFC_72) August 9, 2017
Good seeing big Bruno's free kick. Candeias was a peach as well. Morelos natural goal scorer we've been after. Same at weekend @RangersFC ðŸ¤™ðŸ»
— Craig Burrell (@CraigBurrell10) August 9, 2017
Another great goal. Morelos had looked pretty good tonight
— Islandbear (@willienic) August 9, 2017
Another good goal delighted for Morelos good finish
— Barry (@bkerr72) August 9, 2017
— Craig Stewart (@CraigPStewart10) August 9, 2017
Happy for Morelos first start first goal
— Luke PettigrewðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ (@lukepettigrew99) August 9, 2017