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Davis Gets 9, Morelos With 6.5 | Rangers Players Rated In Their Stunning Win Against Celtic

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Rangers hosted Celtic this afternoon at Ibrox in the FA Cup fourth round fixture. The Old Firm derby resulted in the Gers’ favour all season and the streak continued this time too as they registered a 2-0 win thanks to Steven Davis’ early strike and a Jonjoe Kenny own goal.

Below are the Rangers players rated in their 2-0 win against Celtic.

Allan McGregor: 9

Proving his class week in, week out as the veteran custodian not only kept on denying the Hoops’ efforts but also saved Odsonne Edouard’s penalty late in the game en route to earning a well-deserved cleansheet in this high-profile contest.

Nathan Patterson: 8

Excellent down the right-hand flank as he kept on troubling Diego Laxalt with marauding runs, cut insides and crosses. Did well defensively, particularly after the break when the visitors were pushing for a comeback.

Connor Goldson: 7

Had some slack play in deep defence that allowed Celtic to create goal-scoring opportunities. Maintained his towering presence otherwise and delivered a rock-solid display from the heart of the backline.

Filip Helander: 7.5

Did well to deny Kristoffer Ajer off the line and was in the right place at the right time to partner Goldson deep down the pitch. Won the duels, made some key interceptions and clearances to frustrate the opponents.

Borna Barisic: 7

Had a decent outing from the left-hand side of the Bears’ ‘back four’.  Had some timely overlapping runs but tracked back quickly as soon as the Bhoys were staging counter-attacking threats from the wide.

Rangers star Steven Davis scores spectacularly against Celtic
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Steven Davis: 9

His outrageous early strike handed the hosts a perfect start. Dominated the midfield game with his class, composure and vision, also exhibited his tenacity and work ethics at the age of 36 until the very last minute of the match.

Scott Arfield: 8

Could have hit the third but was denied by Stephen Welsh midway through the second half. Was handed a start over Kemar Roofe and his experience helped the hosts contain Celtic in the middle of the park.

Glen Kamara: 7.5

Another consistent display from the midfield ace as his passing and possessional display often opened up space in Celtic defence. His link-up play, intelligent runs and technicality kept on causing frustration for John Kennedy’s men.

Joe Aribo: 8.5

Set it up for Davis to find the net, also did exceptionally well from the right-hand flank before finding Ryan Kent for Rangers’ second. Conceded a late spot-kick though due to little contact with Leight Griffiths inside the box.

Ryan Kent: 7.5

Dominated from the wide with his pace, power and dribbling attributes. Was denied once by Scott Bain from distance, also forced Jonjoe Kenny to score an own goal minutes over the half-hour mark. Played his part in Davis’ stunner.

Alfredo Morelos: 6.5

Could not convert his opportunities but tried to link up with his teammates and play one-twos in and around the box. Made way for Kemar Roofe with 10 minutes remaining of the regulation time.

Rangers Substitutes Vs Celtic

Kemar Roofe: 6.5

Almost made an immediate impact as his strike was stopped by Bain in Celtic goal.

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