Ryan Kent turned in his best performance of the season as his Rangers side eased past Aberdeen with a 4-0 win on Sunday.
Kent scored the opener and bagged the assist for Scott Arfield’s goal as the Gers extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The 24-year-old’s opener took a slight deflection but it was still an excellent strike and it is doubtful that Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis could’ve kept the effort out without the deflection.
It was Kent’s sixth goal of the season in what is beginning to look like an excellent personal campaign for the Englishman.
But the stats show that his performance against Aberdeen may have been his finest this season.
According to Wyscout, Kent registered a 97% passing accuracy against the Dons as he effortlessly found his teammates with his short-range passing, misplacing just one of his 30 attempted passes.
100% of Kent’s crosses also found their targets as he proved to be a constant threat on the wings whenever he ran at the Aberdeen defence. This was a huge improvement from Kent as on average, only 43.6% of his crosses have been successful this season.
Kent completed four progressive runs against Aberdeen which is more than the 2.92 progressive runs per game he has averaged this season.
He was clearly running high on confidence after his early goal and the Dons defence couldn’t get anywhere near him.
The Englishman also helped out defensively as he was successful with 100% of his defence duels, playing his part as the Gers kept yet another clean sheet in the league.
You can see from the heatmap below that Kent was influential in many areas of the pitch and popped up through the middle as well as on both wings as he tormented the Aberdeen defence.
Overall, 69% of Kent’s total attempted actions against Aberdeen were successful which is higher than his average for this season with the winger usually successfully completing 60.9% of his actions.
If Kent can continue this excellent form for the Gers then he can play a huge role in bringing the Premiership little back to Ibrox and continuing his side’s great European form.
In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has heaped praise on one Gers player after his performance against Aberdeen.