Rangers’ hopes of progression in the Scottish Cup hang in the balance at half-time against Ayr United after goalkeeper Wes Foderingham had a howler of a first half at Somerset Park.
The scores are locked at 1-1 after the Scottish League One side took a shock lead against the Light Blues, before Alfredo Morelos equalised on the half hour mark.
Ayr’s goal came through Alan Forrest, who capitalised on Foderingham’s poor ball control to prod home from three yards.
It was the kind of goalkeeping error that goes viral or ends up on football bloopers DVDs, the Englishman taking a heavy touch before struggling to clear his lines as the onrushing Forrest showed determination to stick it home.
Time will tell whether it’s an error that proves costly, with Rangers still having the second 45 minutes to find the goals to get into the quarter-finals.
Fans were enraged by the error from Foderingham and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Always said Foderingham was a liability with the ball at his feet, and the day proves that.
— Kalum (@Kalum72) February 11, 2018
Foderingham is a shambles today!!! #RangersFC
— Scott McDougall (@BigChap79) February 11, 2018
What is Foderingham doing? Absolute bomb scare today.
— mark sorbie (@mark_sorbie) February 11, 2018
Hard to excuse Foderingham there. That’s been on the cards for a while. Can only hope it doesn’t adversely affect his confidence with the ball at his feet.
— Chris (@Chriswhitesid3) February 11, 2018
How many goals do we have to lose because Foderingham can’t command his area or just plain makes daft decisions before we ship him out?
— DandyInTheGhetto (@Ml19dy76) February 11, 2018
Foderingham has always been a bombscare with ball at his feet, surprised that hadn't happened more often
— Andrew Lindsay (@andyboi1873) February 11, 2018
Not surprised that’s happened tbh, Foderingham does that quite a lot but has always gotten away with it
— Frazer (@frazzzzgeeee) February 11, 2018
Just when Foderingham had won me round he reminds me of why I've always thought he was vastly overrated
— Andy Stevenson (@AndyStevenson86) February 11, 2018
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