'Absolutely outstanding' – These Rangers fans react to one player v Hamilton
Sunday was a good day for Rangers.
First, rivals Celtic went down 2-0 to Livingston after Ryan Christie was sent off in the 26th minute of the game.
That gave Steven Gerrard’s men the opportunity to go top of the league and they took it emphatically, smashing Hamilton 5-0.
Jermain Defoe was the preferred striker on the day, with Alfredo Morelos on the bench, and that choice was vindicated when the veteran forward bagged himself a hat-trick.
He scored the first in just the seventh minute of the game before Connor Goldson and Borna Barisic made it three.
Defoe took over then and scored his second in the 63rd minute before wrapping up a comprehensive win in the 71st minute.
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Morelos came on in the 74th minute for Sheyi Ojo but he couldn’t find the net and Defoe is now the top scorer in the Premiership with nine goals, ahead of Celtic’s Christie with six and Morelos with five.
Defoe, on loan from Bournemouth, is 37 years old but he proved to the Ibrox crowd that he’s still got too much for most Premiership defences and the Rangers fans paid tribute to him on Twitter after the game.
Defoe and Buffalo gonna stop 9 in a row 💙💙💙💙
— RFC🇬🇧Jack69 (@RJackflash69) October 7, 2019
I said when he signed. Total pros like defoe and davis could play in this league untill they're 40 if they wish.
Anyone who questioned the signing of defoe were just being controversial. He banged them in all his career in England, scoring in Scotland was never in doubt
— JT (@bulloobear) October 7, 2019
1. Man of the match- Jermain Defoe
2.Moment of the match- Barasic free kick
3. Special mention- Paul Gascoigne at half time
— angus morrison (@sas1872) October 7, 2019
Defoe imo the best striker in the league. His finishing and awareness is off the scale
— stuartycallan (@calzone71) October 7, 2019
Well it’s a happy Monday. Defoe absolutely outstanding yesterday. Thought Stewart’s movement was brilliant and something we’ve missed. Davis is just a level above right now. Edmundson didn’t even bother taking his slippers off to play.
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) October 7, 2019
Defoe firing us to top of the league🇬🇧
— aidanglennie (@aidanglennie3) October 7, 2019