Rangers’ incredible start to life with Giovanni van Bronckhorst in Glasgow continued as they won 2-0 at Ibrox last night
Alfredo Morelos put the Gers in front against St Johnstone with an instinctive header in the six-yard box after an excellent flick-on from Connor Goldson. The Colombian forward then broke into the box down the right channel in the second half to lay the ball on a plate for Ryan Kent, with the winger duly converting into the back of the net.
Celtic remain four points behind Rangers, with van Bronckhorst’s side topping the table after 18 gameweeks with 45 points.
Whilst Morelos may take the acclaim with his goal and assist on the night, the player who stole the show with his performance was midfielder Glen Kamara.
The Finland international was sensational in midfield as he ran the game from the middle of the park, as he was sublime on and off the ball. His excellence in the space between both boxes allowed, firstly, the defence to have a comfortable evening and, secondly, the forwards to go about their business in the areas they want to work in with the ball.
Defensively, he was almost perfect. As per SofaScore, he won seven of his nine duels (78%), whilst also making one tackle and one interception. He also only lost possession of the ball ten times in the entire game, which limited the number of attacks St Johnstone were able to build off his sloppy play.
On the ball, he was brilliant. Via the same source, he had 105 touches in the 90 minutes, whilst completing 86 of his 92 attempted passes. He also completed all three of his attempted dribbles, showing that he was able to help the side in transition by taking players out of the match.
Kamara also showed off the creative side of his game as he registered five key passes. Unfortunately, his teammate were unable to make the most of the chances he was creating, but his underlying statistics show that he is deserving of credit for his display – assist or no assist.
His performance was full of quality defensively and offensively and his ability to break up the play and then progress it into a shot going towards the St Johnstone goal is why he was the star of the show.