“Close to flawless – 9” – Rangers rated at Tannadice

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Goldson putting away number two....

Give Dundee Utd their dues, they did what few others in the SPL have managed this season, and scored against Rangers. Micky Mellon’s side gave Rangers as good as they could, but despite the scoreline, it was not a terribly flatteringly reflection of the visiting side’s superiority.

We take you through our ratings for the afternoon.

McGregor:

Looked a little flustered, conceding his first domestic goal for how long? Made one or two saves, and had a mix-up to say the least with Balogun. He’s been more assured than this. 6

Tavernier:

A truly ridiculous goal, a brilliant assist, and bombed up and down like it was going out of fashion. It’s hard to criticise anything about Tavernier these days but maybe he could have done a little more to stop the assist from Robson? Close to flawless though. 9.

Goldson:

Wonderful header to stretch the lead but otherwise had a very quiet afternoon really. Wasn’t called into much action at all but did win 6 aerials. 7

Balogun:

Despite that moment of miscommunication with McGregor, a good outing for Balogun with some decent numbers posted. 7

Barisic:

Amazing afternoon for his crossing, lots of them in and plenty hit the mark. Got forward a lot but could perhaps have done a little better for Utd’s goal. 7

Davis:

Polished and calm. Delivers the same every match. Very reliable and reads the game so well. No one touched the ball more, with his stunning 134 touches. 8

Kamara:

Solid and neat, if not heavily involved as he can be, Kamara is starting to get his domestic place back. 7

Arfield:

The ever-hard working Arfield was everywhere as always, offering constant link up for others and even getting in a very decent cross or two. 7

Roofe:

Not overly effective, Roofe is still struggling a bit to make himself heard in matches. He doesn’t seem to make a tangible impact bar some ridiculous goals. His passing level was very poor. 6

Kent:

Always working, always running, Kent never gives up, and while his ‘flashy’ form right now is a bit quiet, he keeps on moving to create space. Defenders hate him no matter how his form is. Showed some defensive quality too. 7

Morelos:

Cut a despondent figure throughout, was lucky not to be sent off, wasteful with a lot of chances, and generally continues his frustrating form. Even managed to get in the way of a clear chance for Tavernier. Whatever ‘role’ he’s playing right now, it isn’t exactly working. 5

Steven Gerrard:

This match should have been a stroll really – Utd were depleted and Rangers could sense blood. Sadly it wasn’t that clinical – Stevie will be pleased his side had so much of the ball, but less happy to see a slightly more profligate attack (18 shots) only find the net twice. But that it took a freak goal to breach the defence was more pleasing. 7