Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has raved about magnificent 31-year-old Dons keeper Joe Lewis, who pulled off two or three “world-class” saves against the Gers at the weekend.
Unfortunately for Rangers it is not the first time he has played brilliantly against the Light Blues, as he always looks like a really top goalkeeper.
Although he was immense during the whole match, Lewis couldn’t stop the two penalties with Rangers winning the match 2-0 at Ibrox on Sunday.
Nikola Katic was outstanding against the tall, bustling Sam Cosgrove and was my equal MOTM, with classy, clever midfield maestro Glen Kamara.
In fact it was Katic who made an enormous difference to the outcome in the 2-0 win with his attacking prowess winning both penalties.
It is not often that Allan McGregor and Conner Goldson play a supporting role to Katic, but nobody can deny that the huge Croatian also won every header.
Kamara was my pick of the Rangers midfield, who totally overwhelmed a very average, defensively minded Aberdeen side.
The midfield was backed up by an on form Steve Davis, hard working Ryan Jack and James Tavernier moved into right midfield due to the Dons, everybody behind the ball policy.
Young Ryan Kent had one of his least effective games in a Rangers jersey, where nothing really came off for him. He beat a few men, with no proper end product.
Scott Arfield in his new role had a mixed game by his standards, but the link up play with Jermain Defoe was brilliant on occasions, I like them playing together.
Tavernier scored two penalties, after Katic was fouled by Lewis Ferguson in the box, then Andy Considine with an aggressive aerial challenge on the Rangers defender from a corner.
Referee Don Robertson was absolutely diabolical in his first-half error-strewn performance, and taking no notice of Aberdeen’s time-wasting.
He was making too many mistakes, which was allowing the Dons strong-arm tactics to go unpunished with an array of fouls not given.
Aberdeen were negatively defensive throughout, sitting in, time wasting, full of over enthusiastic tackling and never trying to attack.
No wonder Aberdeen’s gate numbers are down, as they are awful to watch. Even going behind, they kept with the same basic tactics, hoping for a dead ball situation to score.