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Rangers: James Tavernier was let down by his teammates

Gio van Bronckhorst’s Rangers gave up a two-goal lead on Sunday in the Premiership as they were held to a 2-2 draw.

Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring against Motherwell as he met a Ryan Kent cross to make it 1-0. It looked like a difficult chance to convert but he squeezed his effort past the goalkeeper to put the hosts in front, although replays were inconclusive as to whether it was helped by a touch from Bevis Mugabi.

Fashion Sakala then quickly made it two as he reacted quickly in the box to lash home a superb finish into the bottom corner after the ball came across the box from Kent.

Jason Roberts pulled one back for the away side as John Lundstram lost a foot race on the flank and a ball across the box was put on a plate for the striker to tap into an empty net. Kaiyne Woolery then secured a point for Motherwell as he managed to fire the ball past Allan McGregor at the veteran’s near post.

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Whilst this is a disappointing result for the Gers, there were still some impressive individual displays at Ibrox and captain James Tavernier produced one of them.

The Rangers skipper was let down by some of his teammates as his superb work on the right was left unrewarded in the end.

On the ball, he was fantastic throughout the match. As per SofaScore, he created an outstanding six chances on his own and had 138 touches of the ball, completing 88 of his 99 attempted passes and creating one ‘big chance’.

This shows that his teammates let him down as they were not able to finish off the opportunities that he was putting on a plate for them.

He gave possession of the ball away 33 times as he swung in a whopping 19 crosses, showing that he was constantly trying to make things happen and find the winning goal for the Gers.

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Off the ball, he was also solid for van Bronckhorst. Via SofaScore, he won 100% of his aerial battles and four of his eight groud duels, whilst making one tackle and one interception. He was unlucky with the second goal for Motherwell as Connor Goldson misjudged the ball and he was forced to scramble across, although he did not get there in time to prevent the strike.

Overall, he put in an outstanding display and will surely be left wondering how he came out of the match without being on the winning side.

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