MOTHERWELL. Rangers defeats Motherwell 4-2. Rangers was decisively better in terms of ball possession (77%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Fir Park stadium in Motherwell on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Nick Walsh who had the assistance of Graeme Stewart and Douglas Ross. The 4th official was Greg Aitken. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.8 degrees Celsius or 54.95 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 78%.
- ! 23 Ball Possession 77
- 3 Total 28
- 2 On Target 10
- 1 Off Target 12
- 0 Shots blocked 6
- 52 Attack 160
- 21 Dangerous attack 65
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 1 Corners 3
- 9 Total 12
- 2 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 1 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 5
Rangers had a strong ball possession 77% while Motherwell was struggling with a 23% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Rangers was putting more pressure with 65 dangerous attacks and 28 shots of which 10 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Rangers won the encounter.
Motherwell shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target. Regarding the opposition, Rangers shot 28 times, 10 on target, 12 off target.
Motherwell received 2 yellow cards (Dan Casey and Callum Slattery). Regarding the opposition, Rangers received 1 yellow card (Ryan Jack).
Callum Slattery (Motherwell) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (76′).
After playing this match, Motherwell will stay with 30 points to sit in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Rangers will have 73 points to sit in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Motherwell will play away against Celtic on the 22nd of April with a 47-4 head to head statistic in favor of Celtic (9 draws).
Rangers will play away agasint Aberdeen on the 22nd of April with a 28-8 head to head in favor of Rangers (13 draws).
Motherwell – Formation
Motherwell started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Stuart Kettlewell decided to play with the following team: Liam Kelly, Max Johnston , Paul McGinn , Calum Butcher , Dan Casey , James Furlong , Callum Slattery , Sean Goss , Dean Cornelius , Kevin van Veen and Blair Spittal .
The home team had on the bench: Stuart McKinstry, Ross Tierney, Stephen O’Donnell, Mikael Mandron , Lennon Miller, Ricki Lamie, Bevis Mugabi , Aston Oxborough and Shane Blaney.
Motherwell made 4 changes: Paul McGinn for Bevis Mugabi (53′), Dean Cornelius for Mikael Mandron (71′), Sean Goss for Ross Tierney (71′) and Kevin van Veen for Shane Blaney (84′).
Best player: Kevin van Veen
The most impressive player for Motherwell was Kevin van Veen.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 9 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.
Rangers – Formation
Rangers started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Michael Beale played with: Allan McGregor, James Tavernier , Connor Goldson , Ben Davies , Rıdvan Yılmaz , Todd Cantwell , John Lundstram , Ryan Jack , Ryan Kent , Antonio Čolak and Fashion Sakala .
They had on the bench: Adam Devine, Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, Scott Arfield , Malik Tillman , Jon McLaughlin, John Souttar , Scott Wright and Glen Kamara.
Rangers made 5 changes: Antonio Colak for Alfredo Morelos (65′), F. Sakala for Malik Tillman (65′), Ridvan Yilmaz for Scott Arfield (71′), John Lundstram for John Souttar (78′) and Todd Cantwell for Glen Kamara (78′).
Best player: James Tavernier
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Rangers was James Tavernier.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 56 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 6. He performed 8 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.
- Motherwell – Rangers – 2-4
- Livingston – Ross County – 2-1
- Kilmarnock – St. Johnstone – 1-1
- Dundee United – St. Mirren – 1-1
- Celtic – Hibernian – 3-1
- Aberdeen – Hearts – 3-0