Rangers kicked off the Scottish Premiership with a 1-0 away win over Aberdeen – and some of their fans on Twitter gave a special mention to goalscorer Ryan Kent for his contribution.
Steven Gerrard’s team earned a narrow victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie, but in truth they were dominant for most of the contest and weren’t questioned too much defensively.
The hosts had Andrew Considine sent off late in the contest for his dangerous challenge and it was a frustrating afternoon for his side, with the visitors dominating possesion.
Kent scored the only goal of the contest in the 21st minute, as he latched onto a through ball behind the defence and finished calmly one-on-one past the goalkeeper.
The 23-year-old winger chipped in with eight goals across all competitions last season, but is already off the mark this campaign and looked lively throughout.
He frequently made offensive runs beyond striker Alfredo Morelos and was a goal threat for the opponents.
Rangers were understandably not quite at their best in the opening fixture of the season, but they will need to be at their very sharpest on Thursday for the Europa League last 16 away match against Bayer Leverkusen
A selection of Rangers supporters on social media felt that Kent stood out as a real positive in the weekend fixture.
Here are some Gers fans discussing the English attacker:
Ryan Kent man of the match.
— Eddie Bradley (@EddieBradley87) August 1, 2020
Best player on the pitch, Ryan Kent.
— Haz (@ibroxhaz) August 1, 2020
Aribo and Kent have been sublime today, just need an end product
— Barry Weiland-Jarvis (@MorayBarrySNP) August 1, 2020
He has been excellent, need to kill this off though
— Andrew Martin (@AFM3181) August 1, 2020
Is this just Kent with a preseason under his belt?! Easily my MOTM.
— Alex McKenzie (@AMcKenzie123) August 1, 2020
No seen him much… Kent by far the best player on the park
— Bryan marshall 🇬🇧 (@GERS_54) August 1, 2020
Ok first half, could be better. Kent’s a bit of a baller.
— 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭 (@RakoTuke) August 1, 2020
Love watching @ryankent 💙
— JKx (@JannahKerr) August 1, 2020