By Doug Ward

19th Sep, 2021 | 7:10pm

Michael Stewart: Rangers were fortunate Fashion Sakala goal stood v Motherwell

Fashion Sakala was lucky his first competitive goal for Rangers stood, according to BBC pundit Michael Stewart.

Sakala, 24, netted in the first half of the Gers’ 1-1 draw against Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday after a corner was headed on to him at the back post by Joe Aribo.

However, replays suggest Sakala may have been offside when Aribo headed the ball towards him.

After the game, Stewart mentioned that and also seemed to take a bit of a swipe at Steven Gerrard’s side, mocking them for the solitary point they won.

Rangers perhaps a little bit fortunate that the goal stood and offside wasn’t given,” said Stewart via his personal Twitter account after he match on Sunday.

“Although that big point for them keeps them at the top of the division.”

Not a day to remember

Rangers were, yet again, very poor this weekend.

While we dominated for large spells of the game and could have scored four or five goals, the only one we did score was dubious and could have easily been ruled out for offside.

There’s just no cutting edge about us at the moment and while we are top of the league at this early stage, it is going to be very difficult to stay there for the duration of the campaign.

Gerrard’s hamstrung a bit by injuries but the additions made in the summer unbalanced the squad slightly and he really does need to find a consistent side that he can keep naming.

We also need to stop being such a soap opera off the pitch with so many negative stories making the news at the moment.

That goes for the club and it goes for sections of fans too.

All this bad press is reminiscent of what happened at Celtic last season when they blew 10 in a row.

In other Rangers news, one player scored a pathetic 2/10 in our player ratings for the draw with Motherwell.