Stuart McCall reacts as Rangers go ahead v Celtic
Stuart McCall was raving about the “individual brilliance” Ryan Kent showed ahead of Rangers going ahead against Celtic on Sunday.
Steven Davis acrobatically put the Gers into the lead in the 10th minute after Joe Aribo’s pass was deflected up in the air by Kristoffer Ajer.
But the chance would not have come about if it wasn’t for Kent wheeling away from Scott Brown in the middle of the park at Ibrox.
Kent was flattened by Stephen Welsh before he got the ball out wide to Aribo. Ex-Celtic goalkeeper Packie Bonner was critical of Welsh but McCall has bigged up Kent for his role.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland in the first half, Bonner said: “[Welsh] took Kent out of play, Kent was lucky to get his pass away but that then meant Stephen Welsh was out of position, he was almost in the middle of the pitch and couldn’t get back in properly to get a good structure in that defence.
BBC pundit McCall replied: “But that’s the individual brilliance you need at the top end of the park.
“Scott Brown would have thought he had Kent on the halfway line, drops his shoulder, nice little turn by Kent and he’s away.”
Kent absolutely humiliated Brown.
This is why he’s stepping back from playing for Celtic and moving up to the North-East to play for Aberdeen – he’s simply awful these days.
Kent has torn defences to shreds in Scotland this season and continued to do that on Sunday at Ibrox. Welsh’s failed attempt to blast him down to the ground should have been punished by Bobby Madden but it just shows that the ex-Liverpool winger is simply unstoppable on his day.
Kent was flattened but still go that pass to Aribo and Welsh’s decision to take on Kent ended up biting him as he was out of position when Davis scored.
It was a beautiful moment to see us play so beautifully and Celtic absolutely implode. It was a great metaphor for the season of both clubs.
Brown embarrassed, Kent dancing around defenders, Rangers still carrying on despite being down on their backsides, Celtic’s defensive woes and then our brilliant goal.
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