A Jermain Defoe hat-trick fired Rangers to a 5-0 win against Hamilton Academical on Sunday afternoon as the Gers went top in the Scottish Premiership.
Earlier in the day, Celtic had lost to Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena to open the door to the Gers to go top as we headed into the international break.
And, indeed, the Light Blues took the opportunity presented to them emphatically with them hammering the away side.
It was Defoe who was the lead goal-scorer during the game with Connor Goldson and Borna Barisic also notching for the Gers on the day.
Most of the praise, unsurprisingly though, fell to Defoe on social media as he scored yet another career hat-trick.
He’s showing no signs of slowing down as he turns 37, then, and fans had this to say on Twitter about his performance…
— DB (@david93burt) 6 October 2019
Amazing that we’ve got the two best strikers in Scotland, Morelos & Defoe. What a sight.
— LewisMcinnes (@LewisM93_) 6 October 2019
Imagine a few years ago saying we would be top of the league, with Defoe up front and Stevie G as manger. It’s not all bad at Rangers pic.twitter.com/GNqC1gFqrt
— bigrabsays (@bigrabsays) 6 October 2019
Still putting oddball to shame
— Gavin Smith (@Gav1nsm1th87) 6 October 2019
What a day for Steven Gerrard
— Jaedon Taylor (@jaedontaylor07) 6 October 2019
— Josh (@Josh__McCraw) 6 October 2019
— Alan M. (@Bluemaxx_uk) 6 October 2019
Brilliant today Defoe absolutely clinical, promising stuff top of the league going into the break.??
— Chris (@ChrisR1872R) 6 October 2019