Rangers made sure they didn’t fall further behind Celtic in the race for the title by thrashing Hamilton 5-0 at the HopeCBD Stadium.
Goals from Ryan Jack, Jermain Defoe, Scott Arfield, James Tavernier and Kyle Lafferty secured a morale-boosting win for Steven Gerrard’s men.
The gap between them and their fierce rivals stays at eight points.
Defoe signed for the Gers from Bournemouth on an 18-month loan during the January transfer window.
The experienced striker netted goal number four for Gerrard’s men yesterday, stepping up in place of Alfredo Morelos.
The goal glut was a timely boost for Rangers who have been struggling to find the way to goal without their influential talisman.
Defoe has scored goals throughout his career and his arrival in the Scottish Premiership is a coup for the Gers.
On yesterday’s performance, he looks like being a big player for the club next season.
The 36-year-old netted the second goal of the afternoon, nodding in a cross from skipper Tavernier.
Following the performance, Gers’ supporters were in buoyant mood over the former England international.
Many took to Twitter and we looked at the best tweets regarding the performance of Defoe…
Heyyyy heyyyyyy baby
I wanna knowwwwwwwww
— Steven egie (@EgertonSteven) February 24, 2019
Don’t know why folk are saying Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis need to step up today.
In my view, Defoe’s had a better start than Davis has. And it’s clear to see Davis is miles off pace.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) February 16, 2019
JERMAIN DEFOE! Makes no mistake that time! 😍
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) February 24, 2019
Jermain Defoe doing what he does best! 😎
— 🧡🖤 Stuart Carlisle 🔴⚪ (@Ranger_Red95) February 24, 2019
I mean sure Jermain Defoe but what about Tav’s cross, man. 💙
— Spacegirlgail (@spacegirlgail) February 24, 2019
Jermain Defoe my guy💙💙
— Kenz (@_kenzi_newsome) February 24, 2019
Jermain Defoe….. he scores goals! ⚽️💙
— denzil (@DenzilDanter) February 24, 2019
Still can’t believe we have Jermain Defoe 😂
— Nicole Pettigrew (@Nicpettigrewxx) February 24, 2019
Yes. Defoe has scored 4 in 6 since joining.
— Mark (@MJTWinters28) February 25, 2019