Stephen Craigan was left awestruck by Allan McGregor after a big moment that ultimately proved futile as Rangers were dumped out of the Scottish Cup by St Johnstone.
The Light Blues were out-of-sorts throughout and couldn’t find a way through a stubborn Saints defence and the game went to extra-time before the away side won on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
In the 18th minute of the extra 30 that were played McGregor was pressed into action to thwart Michael O’Halloran after an error by Filip Helander in defence.
Speaking on Premier Sports during their live coverage of the game at Ibrox Craigan was left stunned by what he saw.
“Wow and that was the big moment from Michael O’Halloran, that’s why the substitution was made,” he said.
“Helander gets himself in all sorts of trouble. He should be giving Allan McGregor a huge pat on the back, he tries to put it through his legs but McGregor just manages to get down on top of it enough.”
We can hardly blame McGregor for the loss and we were lucky to not be down in the first place during extra-time.
It was a big error from Helander and it was bizarre as he seemingly let the ball hit his leg.
It was clumsy in the extreme and it was fortunate that McGregor was there to save us as he has so often done this season.
Steven Gerrard will be seething by the shoot-out defeat and moments like Helander’s mistakes will be hot on the agenda as he delivers a post-match rollicking.
Sloppy errors were a feature of our performance throughout and that ultimately came back to bite us as the visitors emerged triumphant on penalties.
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