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‘Brilliant’: BBC pundit proven wrong by Rangers player he initially deemed ‘quiet’ last night

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‘Brilliant’: BBC pundit proven wrong by Rangers player he initially deemed ‘quiet’ last night

Glasgow Rangers ace Ryan Kent may have struggled initially for Steven Gerrard’s side in the Europa League, but he played a big part in the winner at Ibrox.

The Gers made fairly hard work of their Group D encounter against a gutsy Liege side, but they had enough to get them over the line in a 3-2 win.

Rangers conceded after just six minutes, with Duje Cop getting the better of Connor Goldson on the left and crossing for Maxime Lestienne to turn home.

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The Ibrox defender equalised on 39 minutes with a header, but shortly after the restart, Collins Fai delivered a pin-point cross from the right, which Cop bundled in.

Rangers ended the first half level as a late handball in the Liege box from Kemar Roofe’s shot yielded a penalty, which James Tavernier duly converted.


There was no goal flurry in the second half but the one strike went Rangers’ way as Kent surged into the box and cut back for Scott Arfield to fire home from 15 yards out.

“I was just thinking Kent was having a quiet game and here he is setting up a brilliant goal,” former Rangers ace Neil McCann told BBC Sportsound (21:22).

“Morelos makes a great unselfish run and Arfield makes a difficult finish look easy.”

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Admittedly, Kent looked a little off the boil last night and, for much of the game, was dealt with fairly easily by the opposition.

However, the Englishman is so often the game-changer for Rangers and this proved the case again last night with his assist for the impressive Arfield.

Everything’s going swimmingly for Gerrard and co at present – even when not playing amazingly well, they still have enough to get the results, a trait in all trophy-winning teams.

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