Ally McCoist finds humour in Aribo stealing ball off Kent v Celtic
Rangers beat Celtic comfortably but Ally McCoist noticed one occasion in which Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo were not on the same wavelength.
The incident occurred in the first half with the score still 0-0, as Kent beat a couple of players and looked poised to strike on goal.
That was until Aribo pinched the ball off him, and the winger showed visible signs of frustration at not being able to complete his fine move, which McCoist found amusing.
The former Ger was part of Sky Sports‘ coverage of the match, and he said while chuckling, “Kent was desperate to get his shot away, wasn’t he?
“He couldn’t believe it, he was fuming. Look at his reaction when the ball was taken off him.
“I don’t know what Aribo was thinking about, Kent goes by Brown, drops his shoulder, he’s going to hit it. His reaction says it all.”
Kent was absolutely superb in the Old Firm and he seemed to do everything but score.
Every time he picked up the ball there was a sense of danger, and the effortlessness he showed in gliding past opponents really was something to behold.
He came closest to a goal in the second half when he went on a brilliant run and played a lovely one-two with Kemar Roofe, but could only fire straight at goalkeeper Scott Bain.
Fortunately, he linked up well with Aribo not long after they showed a lack of communication.
Again Kent created space by beating a man before finding Aribo wide on the left.
Aribo then played the ball back to Kent, whose scuffed shot was cleverly turned in by Roofe for the opening goal.
We are sure Kent will feel he has missed out by not scoring, but he was pivotal in the 4-1 win and he should be proud of his display.
In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist found one major first-half flashpoint “crazy” in Rangers v Celtic.