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A Kemar Roofe brace and Cedric Itten goal rescued Glasgow Rangers from the jaws of defeat as Steven Gerrard’s side rallied to beat Motherwell at Ibrox on Saturday and take Celtic six points ahead of the Scottish Premiership.
It looked like it was going to be a long afternoon for Gerrard after the visitors got ahead through Callum Lang six minutes into the first half.
However, the Rangers grit their teeth and fight their way back into the game when Roofe leveled the score earlier. Itten scored his fourth goal of the season up to this point.
Philip Helander was poor in front of Motherwell?
But this does not excuse the fact that the defense was caught dozing when Lang scored the opener, possibly none other than Filip Helander, who has looked bad since returning from a spell on the sidelines after testing positive for coronavirus. .
With Leon Balogun ruled out due to injury, the stage was set for Helander to remove any lingering element of doubt about his future at Ibrox.
However, he was unable to seize the opportunity with both hands as he did little to justify his selection in the first place.
SofaScore rated the 27-year-old as one of the worst Rangers players on the court with a low rating of 6.6, second only to Allan McGregor, lost possession 13 times, failed to record a single inning, did not record an interception or blocked a single shot in the whole game.
Glasgow Live gift Helander, who earn £ 9,300 a week, a 6/10 and claimed he was ‘sloppy with the ball sometimes in the early gates and could have anticipated Lang’s opener’, while Rangers News They were equally scathing in their assessment, though they insisted that it “took a while to settle after a month and a half out of action.”
Not only did he look oddly lethargic, the Rangers lightweight was also largely anonymous with his teammates. Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten managing more tackles together.
We can’t understand why Helander played the full 90 ‘minutes, save for a lack of options on the bench, but he should be nervously looking over his shoulder once Balogun is fully fit and shooting full blast after recovering. A blow to the head suffered in St Mirren on Wednesday night.
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