Gerrard earns first league win as 10-man Rangers beat St Mirren

Gerrard earns first league win as 10-man Rangers beat St Mirren

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Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring with his third goal of the season for Rangers

Rangers overcame a first-half red card for Ross McCrorie to beat St Mirren and record their first Premiership win of the season.

Alfredo Morelos slotted home his third goal of the season from Jamie Murphy’s pass and Connor Goldson headed home a free-kick to put the hosts 2-0 ahead.

Rangers were reduced to 10 men for the second successive week when McCrorie brought down Nicolai Brock-Madsen.

Danny Mullen hit the bar for St Mirren but the hosts were largely untroubled.

Victory maintains unbeaten Rangers’ early-season momentum under Steven Gerrard as they prepare to take a 3-1 lead to Slovenia for Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie, before an away League Cup match at Kilmarnock next Sunday.

St Mirren travel to face Aberdeen in the League Cup second round next Saturday, before returning to league action against fellow promoted side Livingston on 25 August.

More to follow.

MATCH STATS

  • St Mirren have only beaten Rangers twice in their previous 21 meetings in the Scottish top flight (D2 L17).
  • At Ibrox, Rangers are unbeaten against St Mirren in 10 top-flight matches (W8 D2).
  • In their last season in the Scottish Premiership (2014-15), St Mirren failed to score in six of their last seven away matches (W1 L6), winning the one match in which they did find the net during that run, 2-1 over Ross County in May 2015.
  • None of Rangers’ past 14 home league games have finished level (W9 L5), since a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in October 2017.
  • St Mirren began their 2018-19 league campaign with a win against Dundee. The last time they won both of their opening two games in a top-flight season was back in 2006-07.

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August 12, 2018 at 09:06AM

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