Michael Stewart was baffled by Alfredo Morelos’ failure to score earlier in the second half for Rangers in their 1-0 win at Livingston on Wednesday night.
Morelos, 24, did manage to tap in the winner late on but the night could have been a lot easier had the Colombian taken an earlier chance when he found himself with a golden opportunity to score at the back post.
Speaking on BBC Sportscene during the match at Almondvale, Stewart could not hide his shock about Morelos’ back post blunder.
“How has he missed that? Morelos is there at the back post and it looks like he just has to put it in. I can’t believe he hasn’t scored there,” said the ex-Hibs player, as quoted by BBC Sport.
Weirdest game of the season?
Rangers may well be four points away from securing their 55th league title but they have been involved in some poor performances this season.
We’re not being negative or anything but matches against Livingston, Motherwell and Hamilton earlier this term have been way short of what we expect from the Gers.
Livi have given us a tough time at the Spaghettihad this season and they did it again on Wednesday as large parts of the Premiership match were largely forgettable.
It was such a dramatic game despite this as in the first half, Morelos was booked for diving when he was clearly fouled by Livi goalkeeper Max Stryjek. Steven Gerrard was then sent off for arguing with referee John Beaton at half-time before Morelos eventually bagged a last-minute winner that puts Rangers on the verge of the title.
In between all that madness, not a lot happened and Morelos did miss a couple of chances that he should have really buried.
We’re not going to criticise El Bufalo though because he’s been brilliant as of late.
He’s had a tough season after a long summer transfer window that saw him constantly linked with a move away from Ibrox.
But in recent weeks, the Colombian has shown why he’s the most valuable player in Gerrard’s squad.
He’s one of the biggest reasons we’re in the last 16 of the Europa League and looks set to play a massive role in seeing out title number 55.