GLASGOW. Rangers was after all too much to handle for Motherwell with the goal of Alfredo Morelos (14′), Connor Goldson (39′) and Malik Tillman (63′). Rangers was much superior in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Ibrox Stadium stadium in Glasgow on Wednesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was David Dickinson who was helped by Alan Mulvanny and Craig Ferguson. The 4th official was Craig Napier. The weather was haze. The temperature was cold at 8.2 degrees Celsius or 46.72 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 89%.
- ! 66 Ball Possession 34
- 19 Total 9
- 8 On Target 3
- 11 Off Target 6
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 112 Attack 66
- 41 Dangerous attack 36
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 7 Corners 7
- 4 Off Sides 1
- 8 Total 14
- 2 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Rangers had a superior ball possession 66% while Motherwell was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Rangers was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Rangers won the match.
Rangers shot 19 times, 8 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Motherwell shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
Rangers received 2 yellow cards (Malik Tillman and John Lundstram). On the other side, Motherwell received 3 yellow cards (Ricki Lamie, Callum Slattery and Matt Penney).
After this contest, Rangers will have 45 points to hold in the 2nd place. Regarding the opposition, Motherwell will stay with 18 points to sit in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Rangers will host Celtic on the 2nd of January with a 23-19 head to head record in favor of Celtic (9 draws).
Motherwell will play away agasint Livingston on the 2nd of January with a 13-2 head to head record in favor of Motherwell (4 draws).
Rangers – Formation
Rangers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Michael Beale decided to play with the following team: Allan McGregor, James Tavernier , Connor Goldson , Ben Davies , Borna Barišić , John Lundstram , Ryan Jack , Malik Tillman , Ryan Kent , Alex Lowry and Alfredo Morelos .
The home team had on the bench: Jon McLaughlin, Leon King, Adam Devine, James Sands , Scott Arfield, Scott Wright, Glen Kamara , Fashion Sakala and Rabbi Matondo .
Rangers could not rely on the presence of Rabbi Matondo (injured).
Rangers made 5 changes: John Lundstram for James Sands (66′), James Tavernier for Adam Devine (66′), Ryan Jack for Glen Kamara (66′), Alex Lowry for Fashion Sakala (67′) and Alfredo Morelos for Rabbi Matondo (69′).
Best player: Borna Barišić
The player that probably impressed the most for Rangers was Borna Barišić even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 48 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 8 crosses.
Motherwell – Formation
Motherwell started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
Steven Hammell played with: Liam Kelly, Stephen O’Donnell , Paul McGinn , Ricki Lamie , Matt Penney , Blair Spittal , Dean Cornelius , Sean Goss , Callum Slattery , Stuart McKinstry and Connor Shields .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Aston Oxborough, Ross Tierney, Kian Speirs, Lennon Miller , Barry Maguire , Kevin van Veen and Luca Ross .
Motherwell made 5 changes: Blair Spittal for Kevin van Veen (60′), Connor Shields for Ross Tierney (65′), Sean Goss for Barry Maguire (66′), Callum Slattery for Lennon Miller (66′) and Blair Spittal for Luca Ross (81′).
Best player: Paul McGinn
The player that probably impressed the most for Motherwell was Paul McGinn.
His rating iswith 34 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.
- St. Johnstone – Hearts – 2-3
- Rangers – Motherwell – 3-0
- Livingston – St. Mirren – 1-1
- Kilmarnock – Aberdeen – 2-1
- Hibernian – Celtic – 0-4
- Dundee United – Ross County – 3-0