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Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen: Steven Gerrard’s team comes from two goals less after Walter Smith’s tributes

Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen – Steven Gerrard’s team is coming off two goals against thanks to goals from Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier on the day the Scottish champions paid tribute to later Walter Smith

  • Rangers came off two goals against to draw 2-2 with Aberdeen on Wednesday
  • Ibrox paid an emotional tribute to Walter Smith, who died this week
  • The Dons went two goals up front through Christian Ramirez and Scott Brown
  • Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier scored on both sides of the break to level up


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The Rangers fended off two goals against to draw Aberdeen 2-2 at Ibrox, but their lead at the top of the Premiership was reduced to two points.

With Govan’s club still reeling from the death of former coach Walter Smith on Tuesday, it was an emotionally charged stadium that witnessed the visitors rush to a two-goal lead after 15 minutes via header Christian. Ramirez and former Celtic captain Scott Brown. .

The shocked champions cut the deficit with a header from Alfredo Morelos in the 20th minute and tied with 10 minutes to go through a James Tavernier penalty, but had to settle for a point.

Rangers drew 2-2 with Aberdeen in which the league champions paid tribute to Walter Smith

Rangers drew 2-2 with Aberdeen in which the league champions paid tribute to Walter Smith

Ibrox was emotionally charged Wednesday after club legend Smith passed away this week.

Ibrox was emotionally charged Wednesday after club legend Smith passed away this week.

Ibrox was emotionally charged Wednesday after club legend Smith passed away this week.

Steven Gerrard’s team remains with 24 points and Celtic now with 22 after their 3-1 win over Hibernian. Hearts and Dundee United are one point behind.

It was a tremendous effort from the Dons, who had stopped the rot of 10 straight games without a win with a 1-0 home win over Hibernian on Saturday, while the Rangers remain hot and cold.

There was a perfectly observed minute of silence before the game to commemorate Smith before a frantic and exhilarating first half unfolded.

Local fans were shocked when Aberdeen midfielder Dean Campbell, back on the side along with Dylan McGeouch and Jonny Hayes, played Ryan Hedges, who put the ball up for Ramirez to come in from six yards.

Steven Gerrard's Gers fell 2-0 down thanks to goals from Christian Ramirez and Scott Brown

Steven Gerrard's Gers fell 2-0 down thanks to goals from Christian Ramirez and Scott Brown

Steven Gerrard’s Gers fell 2-0 down thanks to goals from Christian Ramirez and Scott Brown

There was more drama six minutes later when Dons captain Brown, whose touch was booed, produced an impressive header from a corner from McGeouch to make it 2-0 and reveled in his celebration. The Light Blues were in total disarray.

The much-needed lifeline for the Rangers came when Morelos got up in a packed penalty area to nod on a free throw from Captain Tavernier.

As the pressure mounted on the Dons, defender David Bates blocked a shot aimed at goal by Gers central defender Connor Goldson.

But captain James Tavernier saved a penalty spot after Alfredo Morelos's goal

But captain James Tavernier saved a penalty spot after Alfredo Morelos's goal

But captain James Tavernier saved a penalty spot after Alfredo Morelos’s goal

From another corner in the 34th minute, Goldson and John Lundstram had efforts repelled by pure numbers around the six-yard box and, just before the break, Joe Lewis brilliantly saved Goldson’s bullet header from a Tavernier corner.

Rangers tried to force the problem early in the second half, but it was more laborious than inspired. Scott Arfield replaced Lundstram at the hour mark with Marley Watkins in place of Ramirez before Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala came in to try to help the Rangers salvage at least one point.

Frustrated home fans roared with 10 minutes to go when referee John Beaton pointed to the penalty spot after Bates fouled Sakala and Tavernier fired the ball past Lewis to set up a devastating finish, but that was all. that the Rangers were getting.

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