Scott Allan surprirsed Alfredo Morelos chose to pass instead of shoot in Rangers win v Livi
Scott Allan was blown away by Ryan Kent’s goal as Rangers won 3-0 away at Livingston on Wednesday night but was stunned by Alfredo Morelos’ decision not to shoot and instead pass to the winger.
Kent grabbed his 13th goal of the season in the win at Almondvale after a stunning piece of play.
James Tavernier’s long-range pass over the top of the defence found Kent, who was in on goal and could have had a shot himself.
However, the Englishman found a pass to Morelos, who then returned the ball to Kent and allowed him to stick it in the back of the net.
Hibs midfielder Allan suggests it was showboating from the Premiership champions.
“For me, this is lovely,” said Allan when he saw the one-two between Morelos and Kent on BBC Sportscene on Wednesday night.
When discussing Kent’s decision not to shoot at the first opportunity, Allan added: “I know but he wants the exciting goal. He wants one that people talk about.
“To be fair, I’m more surprised that Morelos squared it.
“[It was a] great goal.”
Some simply take your breath away and that goal by Kent on Wednesday night was one of the best Rangers have scored all season.
It wasn’t the most stunning but in any ordinary season, it could have easily won the goal of the season award.
The pass from Tavernier, the control, vision and technique by Kent to pass to Morelos, Morelos’ composure to hand it back to Kent and the finish itself.
Exquisite – all of it.
It’s a close to footballing perfection as you can get, really.
But we have to agree with ex-Celtic man Allan on this – it was a surprise not to see Morelos have a go at goal himself.
The Colombia international has been criticised throughout the season for not scoring as many goals this term as he has done in previous years at Ibrox.
However, he’s definitely a lot less greedy now and his link-up play has proven invaluable.
It would be a massive shame if all three of the players involved in that goal – Tav, Kent and Morelos – aren’t at Ibrox next season.
In other Rangers news, the Gers want to sign this £7.2million-rated winger who’s on the verge of relegation.