By Adefunmiloye Alani

19th Sep, 2021 | 5:40pm

Michael Stewart reacts as Motherwell hold Rangers to 1-1 draw at Ibrox

Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Motherwell on Sunday, and Michael Stewart was impressed with the performance of the visitors.

Fashion Sakala put the Bears ahead 12 minutes into the game, but Kaiyne Woolery’s goal in the 66th minute cancelled it out and the hosts could not find a winner.

Motherwell proved very tough to handle for Steven Gerrard’s men, and it would not have been surprising if they had won given their resolute display.

BBC pundit and former Hearts and Hibs player Stewart loved what he saw, taking to his personal Twitter account to react after the game.

He said: “Motherwell are a real competitive side and I wouldn’t be surprised if they cause more than a few upsets this season.

“Deserved point at Ibrox for them and sitting two points off the top. Well played the Steelmen.”

Deserved indeed

Rangers are top of the Premiership table despite the draw, but boss Gerrard would have preferred all three points.

With four wins, a draw and a defeat to their name in 2021-22, the Ibrox side have started their title defence impressively well, but they surely can do better going forward this term.

With four points between them and Celtic, the Light Blues would reckon their Old Firm rivals do not have enough in the tank to challenge them again, but they could face competition from others apart from the Parkhead side.

Hibernian and Hearts are yet to lose this term, and only a point separates them from Rangers.

The Well are not far behind, and the trio will dream of giving the defending champions a run for their money this term.

Gerrard’s men are still the best team in the land without any doubt, but they need to learn how to win games like this and improve significantly at both ends of the pitch if they want to win it all domestically this term.

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