Rangers FC continue their winning ways against Dundee United despite suffering three key injuries during the game.
Rangers FC have solidified their place at the top of the table for the seventh consecutive matchweek after dominating Dundee United 4-0 at Ibrox Stadium.
Not only did the Light Blues maintain their undefeated record to start the season, but Steven Gerrard’s men have set a new defensive record in Scottish football. With zero goals conceded in their first seven games, Rangers are simply unstoppable.
Rangers were in full control from start to finish, and this is reflected in the fact that they scored four goals, and created 24 chances. The goals came from all over the pitch today as Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe, and Scott Arfield all got on the score sheet.
It wasn’t all great news for the 54-time champions, though, as three players went down with injuries and had to be replaced. Ryan Jack was the first player to go down, followed by Brandon Barker, and then Alfredo Morelos, who had to be stretchered off after taking a wild kick to the knee.
Fans are still waiting for more information regarding all three players, especially Morelos, who now join Joe Aribo on the injury list. Despite these key losses from the lineup, Rangers did not miss a beat as they continued to assert their primacy on the field.
That consistency and ability to carry on when faced with unexpected adversity is bad news for their main rivals this season – Celtic and Hibernian.
Rangers are playing with the urgency of champions, and Gerrard enjoys quality depth at every position to ensure his team is ready to compete against any opponent.
Next up for Gers is a Europa League encounter against Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar on the 17th. It will be interesting to see which lineup Gerrard deploys in that game. Will he go all out, or will he be cautious to avoid further injuries? Let’s hope it’s the latter.