St Johnstone v Rangers

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Summary

  1. Kennedy cuts interior and lashes in opener
  2. St Johnstone’s Craig heads right likelihood over from shut fluctuate
  3. Morelos effort deflected correct extensive for Rangers
  4. Wallace on for 2d appearance in 15 months
  5. Make a choice would capture Perth aspect to fifth
  6. Rangers would climb to 2d with victory
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By Thomas McGuigan

All instances stated are UK

  1. ‘Kennedy has been wonderful-attempting’

    HT: St Johnstone 1-zero Rangers

    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser

    “It be 1/2 a job completed to this point [for St Johnstone]. Tommy Wright told us within the starting set what he used to be making an strive to attain. Kennedy will seemingly be up on his hold and jam off allege for the 2 centre halves.

    “Kennedy has been wonderful-attempting. He’s lots smaller than the 2 of them [Rangers defenders] nonetheless he’s ran them on the corners. Steven Gerrard has a job on his hands here.”

  2. Saints lead on the destroy

    HT: St Johnstone 1-zero Rangers

    1/2-time in Perth

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  3. ‘Honest correct scheme’

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    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser

    Quote Message: All of it comes from Rangers going to sleep again on the left-back web vow. Kennedy shows right composure. Honest correct scheme and the manner St Johnstone obtain played, they deserve it

    All of it comes from Rangers going to sleep again on the left-back web vow. Kennedy shows right composure. Honest correct scheme and the manner St Johnstone obtain played, they deserve it

  4. HALF-TIME St Johnstone 1-zero Rangers

  5. GOAL St Johnstone 1-zero Rangers

    Matty Kennedy

    What a scheme. We now obtain been crying out for a share of brilliance and it be been equipped by Matty Kennedy. He sells the Rangers defence a dummy and turns back interior the box somewhat than opting for the first-time shot.

    He then flashes a fierce pressure alongside with his left foot excessive into the accumulate previous the helpless Allan McGregor.

    Game.On.

    St Johnstone scheme

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  6. Account of the first 1/2

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    Stats from McDiarmid Park

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  7. Bloody noses & substitutions

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    St Johnstone midfielder Liam Craig is nursing a bloody nostril after discovering himself in a Rangers sandwich as he challenged for a excessive ball with Lassana Coulibaly and Connor Goldson.

    Meanwhile, Lee Wallace replaces the injured Borna Barisic, to the applause of the away supporters.

    Right here’s Wallace’s 2d Rangers appearance in 15 months…

  8. CLOSE!

    St Johnstone zero-zero Rangers

    Alfredo Morelos, it ought to be! No, the Colombian striker’s zigzag shot from interior the box comes off Eros Grezda and drifts inches extensive of the post, with Saints keeper Zander Clark a stranded onlooker.

    Our collective live up for the outlet scheme continues…

  9. Battle of attrition in Perth

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    Rangers' Ross McCrorie holds off St Johnstone's Matty Kennedy and Richard Foster

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    Image caption: There’s been precious dinky to fetch excited about within the festive Perth sunshine
  10. CLOSE!

    St Johnstone zero-zero Rangers

    As if announcing to himself: “I’ve had sufficient of this!”, Ross McCrorie bursts forward earlier than fizzing a shot from 25 yards whistling narrowly over the bar.

    “A in reality genuine effort,” purrs BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds.

  11. Aloof awaiting opening scheme

    St Johnstone zero-zero Rangers

    The hosts, emboldened by these chances for Murray Davidson and Liam Craig, are initiating to develop in self belief.

    Rangers seem at their most menacing when James Tavernier is whipping in deliveries from the neatly marvelous flank.

  12. Rep Fervent

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    Kyle: This game has the feel of a Sunday morning match, even if it be within the afternoon now. Confidently it would most efficient fetch greater as it be been a heart-broken delivery.

  13. Rangers marking wondered

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    Allan Preston

    BBC Scotland summariser

    Quote Message: You wonder who does Rangers’ jam-plays. They’ve Coulibaly in opposition to Davidson and it is a total mis-match

    You wonder who does Rangers’ jam-plays. They’ve Coulibaly in opposition to Davidson and it is a total mis-match

  14. CLOSE!

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    St Johnstone must be in entrance. A nook is headed on interior the box and Liam Craig, on the back post with the target gaping, heads extensive!

    A festive howler from the St Johnstone midfielder and it remains goalless in Perth.

  15. Wotherspoon felled

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    Referee Cut Walsh has a notice with Rangers defender James Tavernier, nonetheless there is no booking, after he takes out David Wotherspoon.

    Boos from the dwelling supporters earlier than we’re back below plot.

  16. Saints likelihood

    St Johnstone zero-zero Rangers

    That is the correct transfer of the match. Matty Kennedy holds up play – and two Rangers defenders, brilliantly – earlier than taking half within the ball into the path of Murray Davidson.

    The midfielder tries to dink a wee pitching wedge of a shot over the bunker and goalkeeper Allan McGregor, nonetheless there is correct too grand on it as it drifts narrowly extensive.

  17. Saints shopping for rapid breaks

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    Billy Dodds

    Extinct Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: It be an intriguing game as you shall be ready to hunt for why St Johnstone obtain jam up to frustrate Rangers. St Johnstone obtain had their moments as neatly

    It be an intriguing game as you shall be ready to hunt for why St Johnstone obtain jam up to frustrate Rangers. St Johnstone obtain had their moments as neatly

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  18. Stalemate in Perth

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    St Johnstone threaten through Matty Kennedy nonetheless Connor Goldson is able to mop up the hazard for Rangers and it remains goalless as we means the 20-minute mark.

  19. Saints retaining firm

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    Lassana Coulibaly dinks a luminous ball into the toes of Alfredo Morelos nonetheless the Colombian is hold-pocketed by an alert St Johnstone defence and the hosts continue to frustrate Rangers’ attacking intent.

    “Defending’s an artwork as neatly,” says BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston.

  20. Cagey affair in Perth

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    This can make genuine into a neatly-recognized sample at McDiarmid Park. Rangers, enjoying the lionshare of possession, engineer fair a dinky of web vow for Lassana Coulibaly, nonetheless the St Johnstone defence snuff out the hazard.