Hamilton 1-3 Rangers: Ryan Kent hits double as Steven Gerrard’s side move back level with Celtic
Hamilton vs Rangers
12:15pm Sunday November
The HopeCBD Stadium
Two goals in Ryan Kent gave Rangers a win over Hamilton because they kept pace.
Lewis Smith equalised after adhering to a rare Hamilton attack, although ryan Jack scored his fourth goal of the year after six minutes as Rangers started in Lanarkshire.
Kent revived Rangers’ lead before half-time with a shot from long variety, his first goal since signing for #7m in the summertime.
After soaking up huge first-half pressure, Hamilton should have equalised following a fracture through Mickel Miller and grew more confident in the second period, but he could not obtain the final bit.
Kent finished the contest after good work from substitute Alfredo Morelos to calm the support, in stoppage time, although filip Helander missed a wonderful opportunity to secure the win for Rangers. With Celtic scoring four against Livingston Rangers remain level on points with all the champions, but three goals behind in 2nd location.
Rangers had scored 10 goals without reply in their past two encounters against Hamilton, and Jack set them in front again on. Picking a clearance up inside the box, he grabbed the ball home past goalkeeper Luke Southwood.
It seemed the floodgates would start Jack clipped against the post but from nowhere Hamilton suddenly equalised. Steve Davies hooked the ball by heading home and Smith, who had signed a contract expansion two weeks distinguished.
It was a rare moment of respite and delight to the home side, as Rangers piled on the pressure, with Jack to what. Referee Steven McLean dismissed a penalty appeal after Alex Gogic blocked a Kent cross, before Southwood tipped another Jack effort just wide.
Southwood rushed outside to save well at the toes of Tavernier, although Hamilton’s defence was carved open by jack’s defence-splitting pass.
Persistence paid off since half-time approached with Kent showing why he’s so highly appreciated by Rangers from 20 metres with a stunning, powerful effort which rocketed to the upper corner.
In case Rangers’ lead in the break was well deserved,” it did not spur them Gerrard’s staff on because he would have expected. Instead they began the next half as they were dragged by Hamilton into a scrap. Oakley’s debut added another physical danger that was attacking, and he created the equaliser.
Since Hamilton flooded with guys over, rangers were caught upfield, and his crossover seemed destined to be redirected by Miller in the rear post, if Oakley was discovered by Smith about the border of the box. All that was required was a touch for the net to ripple, however, Miller failed to make contact and the chance was gone.
Nerves seemed to have gripped Rangers. Helander led Kent’s free-kick wide as it seemed more straightforward before Allan McGregor was headed at by Oakley since Rangers’ defence failed to clear a set-piece.
As the sport Hamilton’s estimated were hurried. A substitute after just returning from international duty on Saturday, morelos, produced the impact as his ball allowed Kent to complete previous Southwood.