Dundee 1-1 Rangers: Gers miss the chance to go level at the top
Dundee took the lead through Kenny Miller in the ninth minute, and the former Rangers striker didn’t celebrate after tucking in that chance. Nathan Ralph was then sent off in the 20th minute, and the following free-kick was brilliantly scored by Andy Halliday to equalise the proceedings for the visitors.
Kyle Lafferty had an effort ruled out in the first half for offside after he converted Ryan Kent’s superb cutback.
Steven Gerrard’s men went behind when Miller went past the two Gers centre-backs Connor Goldson and Joe Worrall to get on the end of a long ball forward. The striker then clipped the shot past Allan McGregor.
Dundee defenders were well organised even after being down to 10 men for most of the game. Defender Cammy Kerr epitomised the determination and grit shown by the home side to not be beaten easily.
This result leaves them in 11th position, ahead on goal difference to St. Mirren and four points behind tenth-placed Hamilton. Meanwhile, Rangers missed an opportunity to go level with Celtic at the top of the table. They have taken only one point since going top of the league last weekend.
Here’s how the Gers fans reacted to this result, a game that was there to be won for their team. Fair to say they are not a happy bunch right now.
70 minutes with a man advantage against a side struggling to avoid relegation, with the ref doing you a favour keeping Ryan Jack on the park 😂 Roll on the 29th!
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) December 9, 2018
Fair play to Steven Gerrard showing the tactical awareness when Dundee went down to 10 to make the changes that enabled his side to create a host of clear cut goalscoring chances from open play
— GazK (@_GazK) December 9, 2018
Thats why i reckon there is still a lot to be done with this squad we need players who arent afraid to take on a man instead of passing it back or inside, gerrard will get us there tho
— Reece Bailie (@ReeceRFCMUFC200) December 9, 2018
And we think we’ll win the league 😂😭
— Sam72 (@__Sam1972) December 9, 2018
Atrocious. Summed up by still passing sideways in injury time. Players like ejara, grezda, offer nothing. Defence is Shambolic and nowhere near good enough
— JB (@theboyblair) December 9, 2018
Fucking absolutely shocking against ten men too many of our players hiding not one player demanding the ball too many side passes no one willing to take the game by the scruff of the neck too many finger pointing missing arfield is not a fucking excuse shameful
— Ross Douglas (@RossDouglas4) December 9, 2018