Earned by right – Stevie’s Rangers do it again

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 03: Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and Standard Liege at Ibrox Stadium on December 03, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

No denying that after 30 minutes of Rangers v Standard Liege, most fans probably considered it ‘one of those nights’.

Liege had come hungrily out of the traps, flying, pressing, attacking, and Rangers looked lethargic, slow, weak and were second to everything.

Liege well deserved their lead.

And yet, from Scott Arfield’s winning goal onwards, this was in fact a day which only reaffirmed the seismic shift that has happened in Scottish football

Celtic, strolling to a shock 0-2 lead in Milan, suddenly crumbled and lost wildly 4-2.

Rangers, struggling v Liege, but found a way Walter Smith would have been proud of, a way to grind their way through a bad performance and still, somehow, emerge victorious.

A victory that was barely deserved – but which was certainly earned.

Rangers never gave in, and winning that one tonight after such a slow start, would have absolutely broken Celtic’s hearts, not just Liege’s.

This was the pure grit of what Steven Gerrard has built – tactically Liege were very much the better side till Arfield’s goal, but for the remainder of the game, Rangers dominated, and earned their place in the last 32.

This Steven Gerrard era is a remarkable one – even when the chips are down and our opponent plays better on the night than us, we still found a way to win, and to earn that win.

We didn’t deserve the win, but we fought for it, and we take our place in the last 32 by right.

We’ll have more on this over the next day or so, but for now, WATP.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Outstanding attitude from the team tonight. We played shite but dug in and got the 3 points to take us through. So proud to be a teddy bear.

  2. Agree we deserve to be where we are we have grown under SG and his team , it’s amazing how unbeatable we are . I’m so proud . The bottle did not crash tonight . One small negative, Morelos he is a problem and needs to be dropped completely I’m not sure who is his agent but he must see that he is totally off what he was and like this is worth
    buggerall and going nowhere Onwards 55 WATP.

  3. A great night for the famous,not one of the best as far as football was concerned but we never panicked like we normally do we kept grinding,overall i thought this was a very professional job by the famous and congrats🤸‍♂️🍾🍻
    WATP🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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