Rangers 1 Aberdeen 0 – Managers reaction, player ratings

Rangers vs Aberdeen – Match Day 34

Rangers team –

McCrorie, Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Ridvan, Raskin, Lundstram, Cantwell, Hagi, Matondo, Fashion Jr.

SUBS: McLaughlin, Souttar, Kamara, Morelos, Wright, Arfield, King, Devine, Lowry

Robby McCrorie – Solid save from Duk in first, then Pollock and Morris in second. Good handling throughout. A confident performance. 8/10

James Tavernier – Assisted for the goal and fine throughout. 6/10

Ridvan Yilmaz – Decent afternoon, got up and down well, defended well. A brighter point in the afternoon. 7/10

Connor Goldson – Fine, few moments with Duk in first but commanding throughout. 7/10

Ben Davies – Went off injured just before half time. 5/10

John Souttar – (SUB) Solid throughout second, more minutes for him. Dependable. 5/10

Todd Cantwell – Brightest performer in first, superb goal in second, lashed a volley in from Tavernier corner. Stadium MOTM 8/10

Nico Raskin – 65 mins of hard work, had an effort in first half. Loose on the ball at times. 5/10

John Lundstram – Patrolled the game. 6/10

Ianis Hagi – Tried, clearly lacking in sharpness but not a lot of movement infront of him. Off on 65 mins. 5/10

Fashion Jnr – Missed a great chance before half time, scored but offside. Not his finest game. Replaced on 65mins. 4/10

Rabbi Matondo – Few flicks into Sakala in first half, a striker and he has an assist or two. Replaced on 65mins. 6/10

Scott Wright, Glen Kamara, Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield (SUBS) 35 mins for each, helped see the game out.

SUBS not used: McLaughlin, King, Devine, Lowry

Match action –

3 mins – Cantwell drives over from edge of area, good build up. 0-0

18 mins – Cantwell again with an effort just wide, he’s been our brightest player. 0-0

27 mins – Miovski skins Davies and breaks, his ball to Duk is wide and shot is well saved by McCrorie, the keeper saves the resulting knock down from corner also. 0-0

32 mins – Scuffle between Cantwell and Clarkson results in yellows for both. 0-0

43 mins – CHANCE! Sakala in fires straight at Roos, should be ahead. 0-0

44 mins – CHANCE! Duk goes one on one but chips wildly over. Two big chances in a minute. 0-0

HT Rangers 0 Aberdeen 0

48 mins – CHANCE! Hayes rattles the bar from about 2 yards out as Matondo does well. 0-0

52 mins – Ball in net from Sakala, great throughball by Cantwell but flag is up. Var confirms. 0-0

65 mins – GOAL! Cantwell volleys in a Tavernier corner brilliantly. 1-0

Full time – Rangers 1 Aberdeen 0

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