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Rangers: Connor Goldson was pivotal to Wednesday’s win

Rangers made it back-to-back Premiership wins as Gio van Bronckhorst’s side came away with a 2-0 win at Ibrox on Wednesday night.

They brushed Hibernian off with relative ease as James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos scored the goals either side of half time. Ryan Kent won a penalty to tee up his captain to score from 12 yards before the right-back delivered a sublime ball through to Morelos for him to smash into the roof of the net.

The Gers remain one point off Celtic at the top of the table as the race for the Premiership title looks set for a tasty run to the finish line this season.

Forget Tavernier

Whilst Tavernier impressed at right-back with a goal and an assist to show for his efforts, his teammate Connor Goldson is deserving of applause for a pivotal display on his 200th appearance for the Gers.

Defensively, he was almost perfect. As per SofaScore, he won an outstanding 85.7% (6/7) of his individual duels on the pitch. He also completed five clearances and made two blocks and interceptions combined, whilst he was not dribbled past a single time – showing that he was rock solid throughout.

Was Goldson man of the match?

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Yes

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The centre-back did all of this whilst losing his partner Leon Balogun to injury after just 15 minutes, with the defender adjusting to a new pairing with ease and coasting through the match.

He was faultless throughout and pivotal to stopping Hibernian from offering a threat on the counter as his strength in his individual battles allowed him to dominate the match.

On the ball, the defensive machine was reliable. He won four fouls for his side and played the pass, albeit relatively simply, to Tavernier in the build-up to Morelos’ goal. Gio van Bronckhorst will not be expecting his centre-back to create four chances a game, but he was solid in his work in possession to go along with his fantastic performance at the back.

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His strength and positioning were key to Rangers keeping a clean sheet and securing the three points, which is why the Dutch head coach will be buzzing with the former Brighton man’s showing.

Hopefully, he will continue to produce similar performances between now and the end of the season so that he can leave the club on a high by securing a second successive title, should he decide to depart at the end of his contract.

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