Ian Crocker left stunned by 'terrific' Robby McCrorie save in Rangers clash v Celtic live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker was left stunned by Robby McCrorie’s terrific second-half save from Matt O’Riley during Saturday’s Old Firm derby clash between Rangers and Celtic.
The Gers produced a terrific statement win at Ibrox as they triumphed 3-0 in an enthralling game after goals from Todd Cantwell, John Souttar and Fashion Sakala handed Michael Beale his first win over the Hoops.
With the game at 2-0, Rangers goalkeeper McCrorie delivered a crucial save to deny O’Riley a goal which will have handed Celtic a vital goal in a key moment of the game.
The Danish midfielder rounded John Souttar approaching the penalty and when it looked like he would score, McCrorie palmed it superbly high and over the crossbar and commentator Crocker was left stunned by what he saw.
Speaking live on Sky Sports coverage of the game [13 May, 1:42 pm], co-commentator Andy Walker said:
“O’Riley’s all over him, advancing here on Souttar, makes a yard of space, but look at the reaction save from McCrorie, he’s out on his six-yard line, high to his left, really good save from him.”
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Crocker provided his response, saying “Terrific save from Robby McCrorie in just his fourth game for Rangers!”
McCrorie was absolutely superb on Saturday afternoon delivering the kind of performance that will have had Michael Beale licking his lips.
With Rangers looking to sign a goalkeeper to replace the potentially departing Allan McGregor, McCrorie may well have given the Gers boss something to think about after Saturday.
Not only did he perform a superb stop from O’Riley in the second half but the 25-year-old was an assured presence both in goal and when called upon to launch off his line to sweep up loose balls.
McCrorie has certainly deserved his opportunities in the team with Beale handing rare opportunities to some of his fringe stars and after Saturday’s superb performance, the third-choice goalkeeper may well be looking at a more important role next season.
In a hugely competitive and enthralling fixture, McCrorie stepped up spectacularly and certainly showed why he deserves a future at Ibrox. Arguably the best Rangers player on the pitch. What a statement from the young goalkeeper.
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