Rangers travelled to the Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen, and they went on to drop points as the Dons staged a comeback to earn a draw after being 2-0 down. The game ended 2-2.
The away team dominated the game from the start and managed to create some half-chances. Arfield opened the scoring with a clinical finish after Tavernier found him with a good pass. Aberdeen’s goalkeeper Lewis had a howler for the second goal as he failed to gather the ball and Ryan Jack slotted it home from close quarters. The Dons got a lifeline as Rangers were pegged back against the run of play by Gallagher who made it 2-1 in the 39th minute.
The home team started strong in the second half, and they got the equaliser after a pinball kind of a situation in the box and Considine slotted it in. Aberdeen put in a big shift in the second half, and they were able to hold out to a draw in the end.
Here is how Gerrard’s men fared.
Allan McGregor 4.5
Could have stayed in line for the first goal instead of coming out so early. His distribution also could have been better.
Jon Flanagan 6
Barisic was undoubtedly missed on the left as a lot of Rangers’ attack naturally went to the right side. Flanagan did a decent job defensively.
Filip Helander 6
Was caught out of position for the first goal. Then was unlucky for the second goal as a deflection from him fell kindly to the Dons’ attacker. Dealt with the dangers well apart from that incident.
Connor Goldson 3
Was all over the place defensively for both the goals. Sold himself for the first goal and was beaten with ease. Then for the second goal, he was cribbing for a free kick instead of looking to defend. Was often troubled by Aberdeen’s physicality and intensity. A tough game for the Englishman.
James Tavernier 5.5
Had a mixed bag kind of a game. Delivered some threatening crosses and got an assist. However, some of his deliveries were overhit. Was caught out defensively quite a few times in the second half.
Steven Davis 5.5
Made a few mistakes uncannily as he was hurried by the Dons on some occasions. Another one of those players who started well but struggled later on with Aberdeen’s intensity and pressing.
Ryan Jack 7
Scored the goal from close quarters as he followed up on a shot. Moved the ball well in midfield and linked up play well. Was Rangers’ best player on the pitch.
Joe Aribo 5
Just seemed too soft sometimes as he looked for cheap fouls and free kicks. Linked up play well from time to time but failed to influence the game in the attacking third. Lacked conviction and looked devoid of ideas.
Ryan Kent 6
Started brightly but faded off like quite a few of his team-mates. Looked to make things happen but Aberdeen were very tight defensively in the second half.
Scott Arfield 6.5
Scored a good goal with a smart first-time finish. Worked hard and occupied some dangerous positions in the attacking areas. However, Gerrard would have wanted more quality from him in the attacking third.
Alfredo Morelos 5
Was set away by a pass in the first half when he was clear on goal but he hesitated and missed his chance. Had a patchy game as he had a few attempts but wasn’t clinical enough.
Sheyi Ojo N/A
Didn’t play enough to warrant a rating.
Nikola Katic N/A
Didn’t play enough to warrant a rating.
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