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Sport 3 talking points as Ryan Kent gives Rangers the perfect start against toothless Aberdeen

17:31  01 august  2020
17:31  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A Ryan Kent goal, scored during a dominant early spell for Rangers , was sufficient to seal three points . Steven Gerrard’s somewhat pensive Aberdeen improved after the interval but without applying anything approaching serious pressure on the Rangers goal. The most menace from a

Ryan Jack & Ryan Kent both got on the scoresheet as Rangers beat Hamilton 3 -1. Scottish football is famous for passionate and exciting matches featuring top teams like Celtic, Rangers , Aberdeen , Hearts, Hibs and Dundee United.

Ryan Kent holding a football ball on a field © SNS Group

Rangers kicked off the their Premiership title tilt with a convincing win at Aberdeen.

Ryan Kent scored the only goal of the game to give Steven Gerrard’s side all three points from clash at Pittodrie.

The Light Blues dominated the first half and that was when Kent struck in the 20th minute - coolly slotting past Joe Lewis.

A trip to the Granite City is one of hardest away visits of the Premiership season and Gerrard will have been delighted to get this one ticked off with a win.

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Ryan Kent scored the only goal of the game as Rangers end their bad run and claim the three points at Ross County! Scottish football is famous for passionate and exciting matches featuring top teams like Celtic, Rangers , Aberdeen , Hearts, Hibs and Dundee United.

Ryan Kent will be available for Rangers ' Scottish Premiership opener despite his red card against Lyon, as Patryk Klimala makes impact for Celtic. Had the SFA been informed, Kent would have missed games against Aberdeen and St Mirren for violent conduct. Instead, he is now free to play.

He can now look forward to Rangers ' outstanding Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen which will be different proposition altogether.

Aberdeen were poor in the first half and probably weren’t helped without their adoring Red Army to lift them and get them back into the game.

Derek McInnes’s side had more intent in the second period but never really looked like scoring.

Their cause also wasn’t helped by Andrew Considine’s late red card for his studs-up challenge on Scott Arfield.

The Aberdeen legend was way late and referee Bobby Madden had no choice but to send him off.

3 talking points

Alf shows new side

The Colombian international is the subject of intense transfer interest but, as of yet, nobody has reached Rangers’ valuation.  That means the likes of French side Lille and Premier League new boys West Bromwich Albion will need to put up or shut-up.  Gerrard showed that Morelos is still very much his main man as he started as his main striker in the North-east.  The striker has been Rangers’ main go-to-man for goals in recent seasons but he turned creator.  It was his defence-splitting pass that sent Kent clear for the only goal.

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Rangers winger Ryan Kent is set to miss "at least a few weeks" with a hamstring injury picked up in Saturday's win over Livingston, says boss Steven The extent of the injury is not yet known, but Kent will miss Thursday's Europa League match against Feyenoord. "It's a blow for Ryan , a blow for me, a

Ryan Kent opened the scoring as Rangers got off to a fast start against Hearts. Hearts gave it up for dead, but Morelos sniffed out the opportunity, nodding the ball back across goal for Scott Arfield Three of their next four league games are against Hibs, Aberdeen and Celtic. McGregor blocked his point -blank effort with his legs and the value of the Rangers and Scotland keeper was reiterated two

Top Gun

The Nigerian international came in on a free transfer.  The experienced defender was thrown right into the team for his debut, even though George Edmundson had impressed during pre-season.  The 32-year-old was solid and commanding at the back.  He won his challenges and was a real presence alongside Connor Goldson.

It is early days but the pair look like they could give Gerrard the solid central defensive partnership he has been searching for. Balogun also showed at times that he is not scared to use the space and get forward with some purpose. The early signs certainly look good for Rangers that Balogun could be a decent bit of business.

Bruce battler

The homegrown striker has been in and out of the Aberdeen side in recent seasons.  Injuries to Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main meant he was given a starting birth in this game, ahead of Ryan Edmondson who came in on-loan from Leeds United.  Anderson worked hard but all his work was on a defensive front.  He got next to no service and was up against two commanding central defenders who hardly gave him a sniff.  Anderson put a shift but it was more about chasing down defenders and trying to make a general nuisance of himself.  In fairness, even Cosgrove and Main would have struggled. The one half chance he did get it was read well and covered by Leon Balogun, who showed pace to stop him from breaking away.


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