🗣 - Last night Rangers returned back to Maryhill for the second time in a row. Pedro Caixinha and the players were desperate for the win after the 2-2 draw in the league. It was as usual though, a tense game, and went right down to the wire.
Rangers started off the first half very dominant, passing the ball about well, keeping the possession. We managed to get through on goal on a few occasions, but failed to take our chances yet again. Last 20-25 minutes we sort of fell away, and Partick pushed us very deep, having a lot of chances, but denied a few times by Alnwick.
As the second half came, Rangers started the half off very well. Energetic, pushing forward a lot more! Peña gave the gers a lead after a skilful header from a corner. Great skill to finish it from such a hard angle, which required power. Usual Rangers sat back after that holding onto a lead. This allowed Partick to push us back once more. Chance after chance they had, but were unlucky not to score. Substitute Chris Doolan scored the equaliser for Partick right at the last minute to take it to Extra time.
As we went into extra time, we looked very tired, and I was almost certain that the win was out of sight. Rangers took advantage of the new, 4th substitute in Extra time rule, by brining on Eduardo Herrera to replace 20 year old, Alfredo Morelos. Herrera made a big impact, bringing back the strength and drive to the team. It only took us 4 minutes of extra time to take the lead once more. Candeias struck home with a lovely shot from the edge of the box. Eduardo Herrera made it 3 after a skilful finish from right in front of the goal.
I'm very glad to walk away with the win, obviously, but I find it absolutely embarrassing that we went into Extra time, against a team with 2 points in the league. Fed up watching us sit back and hold on for dear life after we go 1-0 up. This type of crap won't work against Celtic, and it needs to change! Alnwick I thought had an outstanding game, making 2 or 3 great saves. @ross_mccrorie replaced Alves after a minor injury. Thought he had an excellent game also, making a terrific tackle leading to the Herrera goal.
Thoughts on the game bears?👇🏻