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Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers find an answer for the doubters

Placing a handful of unanswered goals behind Hearts could be described as hammering or thrashing, but most notably from Rangers it was a response. There was pressure (Author: Gardener)

RangersPlacing a handful of unanswered goals behind Hearts could be described as hammering or thrashing, but most notably from Rangers it was a response. Hearts are the third best team in the country and they were put to the sword at Ibrox. Had Robbie Neilson's men taken one of the two good chances early in the second half and equalized, the home crowd would have cried and it would have tested Rangers' nerves. Instead, the Rangers went on to bury them under a barrage of goals later. Rangers' best performance since the league restart ended a streak of one win in their last four league games. Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent made significant contributions and a defense that had scored six goals in two games held up. From six points clear at Christmas to four points down at kick-off, Rangers could have been shaken but Morelos' early goal put them at ease. In the end, they were able to relieve Aaron Ramsey on his debut as a late substitute. The Rangers' early opener came from just the kind of quick, flowing moves that best showcase their attacking prowess. Ryan Jack - solid throughout - maintained possession and played his way out of the midfield jam to find Calvin Bassey. The full-back's ball in the channel was crucial, spinning Hearts and releasing Kent. The winger quickly delivered a low cross to the far post where Morelos slotted in to score. Kent made life difficult for Nat Atkinson and Taylor Moore, but his shooting let him down. Twice he sliced ​​inside to fire low shots that flashed over goal and just over the far post. Possession was constantly turned over as tackles and interceptions disrupted movements in midfield. Hearts were much worse at holding it, and Rangers lacked quality and conviction when attacking. Borna Barisic, Amad Diallo and Glen Kamara were all ecstatic after that sad first half at Celtic Park and were all on the bench here. And so has Ellis Simms, to the dismay of Hearts fans who wanted their loanee Everton forward to take the game to Rangers alongside Boyce. Liam Boyce was on McKay's left and Aaron McEneff on his right, the wider players slightly deeper in an odd attack that never convinced. Hearts had been threatening when McKay floated a ball to the near post which fell for McEneff but his connection was weak allowing Allan McGregor an easy save. Boyce's neat play freed Alex Cochrane, but Connor Goldson made a terrific interception just as he was about to pull the trigger. Simms came on at half-time and encouraging Hearts there were chances when Atkinson snuck in behind Bassey and sent the ball over the goal and just wide and again when Bassey missed a header and Devlin stepped in to put the ball over McGregor and wide lift. Tackles and challenges flew in and Hearts manager Robbie Neilson was among the bookings for having too much to say to the officials from the dugout. When Hearts played at Ibrox in October, they lay behind a goal for almost an hour only to equalize in the fatality. Ibrox grew uneasy, but Morelos calmed her down. His second goal was luck and excellence. As he tried to pass Scott Arfield, Stephen Kingsley's ball broke back to him and suddenly there was enough room for him to turn a shot into the far top corner. Rangers' stormy finish turned the goal line into a loss. The ball was returned to him by a Morelos flick and Kamara put Alex Cochrane on his butt before defeating Gordon. Rangers could see a lot more of that from Kamara, who was substituted midweek and came here from the bench. Hearts were on the ropes. Kent played in Morelos and although Gordon saved his shot, the ball broke for Arfield to bury the rebound in his last involvement before making way for Ramsey. Kent sped clear to the right again and drilled a pass for substitute Fashion Sakala to show decent footwork and spin the ball past Gordon for a fifth. By then, the hearts were gone and the Rangers were feeling better about life. Heart of Midlothian (3-4-2-1): C Gordon 5 - T Moore 6, T Sibbick 6, S Kingsley 5 - N Atkinson 5 (P Haring 73), C Devlin 6 (B Woodburn 73), B Baningime 5 (J Ginnelly 73), A Cochrane 5 – A McEneff 5 (E Simms 46, 6), L Boyce 6 (A Halliday 79) – B McKay 7. Posted Atkinson, Kingsley. Ramsey to Rangers will never last - the smarter deal happened on the other side of Glasgow. The television cameras swung to the stands and there sat Aaron Ramsey in a shirt and tie, swooning as Reo Hatate wreaked havoc with two sweet goals for Celtic then an assist for Liel Abada

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Are Rangers the favorites to win the title after sweeping aside Hearts at Ibrox? Monday jury

Our writers have their say after a big weekend in the Scottish Premier League and Six Nations. (Author: Gardener)

HeartsKEITH JACKSON: There's no need to panic. Rogic looks composed and happy to play under his compatriot. But Rogic is a special option that Ange Postecoglou will confidently keep in his group. ANDY NEWPORT: Last season there were many who wanted to write Rogic off but he has always been one of the most gifted players in Scotland and Postecoglou's arrival has brought him back to his best form. CRAIG SWAN: It's not an issue at the moment. Postecoglou said after the Motherwell game he hadn't thought about it, suggesting there are no major concerns. MICHAEL GANNON: It would be handy for Celtic to have an insurance policy for the Aussie as I'm sure there will be clubs to look after him again. KEITH: Rangers have been up and down all season but showed yesterday they remain a force to be reckoned with when they're at their best. However, Celtic have been so relentless in their quest that it's difficult to imagine them slacking off now that they've got the edge and Ange Postecoglou has a proper squad to choose from. It's her business to lose. ANDY: Celtic at the moment - but given the way the balance of this title race has swung back and forth, you wouldn't be surprised to see Rangers edge out their rivals. It all evolves for a belter of a run-in. CRAIG: It's 50/50. Rangers came back with a strong statement against Hearts and they will still have a say. MICHAEL: It's going to be a tough fight but Celtic are just shadowing him. The Rangers reacted great, but more could come from the Hoops. Right now, Hibs only go one way. It does not look good. ANDY: Hibs won't want another messy divorce after her split from Jack Ross, but the honeymoon is really over for Maloney. CRAIG: It's way too early to talk about pressure, but the Hibs boss needs to start showing results. MICHAEL: Pressure comes with territory at Hibs. He needs his signings to make an impact. KEITH: Scotland may have won, but it wasn't pretty. They need to step up their game significantly to prevail against Ireland and France. ANDY: It won't be easy with a trip to Dublin to meet favorites Ireland in the three away games still to come. But this side have been knocking down quite a few monkeys lately and a win in Cardiff next week will be a major statement of intent. CRAIG: Scotland were strong in character to beat England and will need to be better in future games but they can do it. MICHAEL: You may never have had a better chance with France at Murrayfield and England have already sent it home. This Scottish side have been promising a lot lately, let's see if they can finally deliver.

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Rangers on course to first-ever SWPL 1 title after defeating Glasgow City

The RANGERS are firmly on course for a first-ever SWPL 1 title after beating defending champions Glasgow City 3-1 on the grounds of the club's training centre. They are two points ahead of City and four ahead of Celtic and have played a game fewer than both. (Author: Gardener)

Glasgow CityThe RANGERS are firmly on course for a first-ever SWPL 1 title after beating defending champions Glasgow City 3-1 on the grounds of the club's training centre. They are two points ahead of City and four ahead of Celtic and have played a game fewer than both. City, who debuted American new signing Peyton Perea, appeared to be offered a lifeline when Rangers goaltender Jenna Fife was sent off 2-0 midway through the second half. "Before the game we asked the players to really put their heart and soul into the game and they did," said Rangers head coach Malky Thomson. "In previous games we had maybe five, six players who played well, but today eleven played each other." Lizzie Arnot got plenty of space after receiving the ball from Tessel Middag and she beat Lee Alexander with an excellent left Foot from 25 yards into the far corner. Ireland midfielder Niamh Farrelly headed the equalizer in the sides' earlier 1-1 draw, but this time it was an own goal from an Arnot corner. Despite Fife being sent off after 67 minutes when she ran out of her area and bought Ode Fulutudilo, it was Rangers who scored again. The outstanding Arnot crossed from the right and Jane Ross sent a header down past Alexander. Celtic moved within two points of City with a 2-0 win over Spartans at Ainslie Park. Hamilton is now six points adrift of a 1-0 home loss to second-bottom Partick Thistle. Aberdeen had their best win of the season, beating fourth-placed Hibernian at Balmoral Stadium, and in the other game of the day, Hearts beat Motherwell 1-0.

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3 Rangers burning troubles as Alfredo Morelos returns with double against Hearts

MORELOS BACK WITH A BANG It wasn't long before Alfredo Morelos was back on the scoresheet after his international break with Colombia. The Ibrox striker has been sorely missed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side over the past fortnight and it must have been extremely frustrating to deal with his absence while he never played a minute for his country. Morelos was a major failure against Celtic during the week as Rangers lacked real focus at the top end (Author: Gardener)

Alfredo MorelosIt wasn't long before Alfredo Morelos returned to the goalscoring charts following his overseas stint with Colombia. The Ibrox striker has been sorely missed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side over the past fortnight and it must have been extremely frustrating to deal with his absence while he never played a minute for his country. Morelos was a huge miss against Celtic midweek as Rangers lacked real focus at the top end of the park. His form will be crucial if Rangers retain the Scottish Premiership title this season, so Van Bronckhorst is hoping he can compete ahead of a couple of crucial games in the race for the Premiership trophy. It was great to see Ryan Jack start for Rangers today after a long layoff with injury. The Scotland international brought another dimension to the Ibrox team's midfield and his guts and determination added some much-needed bite to Van Bronckhorst's side. Jack played 70 minutes after coming on at half-time against Celtic on Wednesday night. His fitness looked a bit lacking but obviously that will improve with more playing time. Jack received a standing ovation as he exited the action, proving how much he was missed being center of the pitch for Rangers. Steve Clarke will also be delighted to see Jack back on the pitch ahead of some big games on the international stage. Lundstram got the nod in today's all-important must-win game and he proved his worth. It was arguably his best performance in a Gers shirt and he looked right at home alongside Ryan Jack.

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Van Bronckhorst is happy with Rangers' 'energetic' reaction to Celtic defeat

"It's a great win for us, especially with the way we won today and the attitude we showed from minute one." (Author: Gardener)

Van BronckhorstRangers boss Giovanni Van Bronckhorst was pleased with his side's "energetic" reaction to the defeat by Celtic as they hammered Hearts 5-0. Rangers lost first place in the Scottish Premiership in midweek when they were beaten 3-0 by Celtic. They were under pressure going into Sunday's game against Hearts. Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala also scored as Rangers closed the gap to Celtic to a point. Van Bronckhorst, who is now looking forward to Hibernian's visit on Wednesday night, told Sky Sports Scotland: "I'm really looking forward to it. Of course it's a big win for us, especially with the way we won today and with the attitude we showed from minute one. "It's a good reaction and I'm really happy that we won this game. “You could see that we knew what to do from the first minute. That reacted and helped us to get back on the road to victory. "The way we play was very good, very energetic. He said: "If we keep that energy and determination in every game, we have a good chance. “We have to make sure we win game after game. "We're happy with the performance now and of course with the three points, because that's crucial at the moment. Morelos was named the sponsors' man of the match and the Gers coach said: "Obviously we know his qualities. We know what he can bring to the team - lots of threat up front, especially with his movement. "We knew he would give us a little more up front to be dangerous and he showed that again today." Hearts boss Robbie Neilson felt his side failed to score the second goal against Morelos in the 64th minute could cope and are looking for a reaction against Dundee on Wednesday night. We started the second half really well, the crowd is starting to turn and we had two huge chances and we missed them and as soon as they scored the second goal we started falling apart a bit to be honest. "There was a 12-minute period where we lost three goals and that was game dead. "The team has done very well this season. "We felt like it was an opportunity to come here and do well and it didn't work out that way. "You can have the conversation and say we're going to do this and that, but at the end of the day we can only win on Wednesday and that's what we have to do." Neilson declined to reveal the reason why he was booked by referee Willie Collum in the second half, saying: "It's done and dusted. "I was just complaining about it... I'm not going into it, it's settled."

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Super sub Sakala scores as Aribo & Balogun's Rangers decimate Hearts

Rangers beat Hearts 5-0 in Sunday's Scottish Premiership encounter, with super-sub Fashion Sakala among the scorers. (Author: Gardener)

Fashion SakalaRangers beat Hearts 5-0 in Sunday's Scottish Premiership encounter, with super-sub Fashion Sakala among the scorers. The Zambian international replaced Joe Aribo in the 76th minute and found the net eight minutes later. Still injured from their 3-0 defeat by Celtic last time out, Rangers welcomed Jam Tarts to Ibrox Stadium with ambitions to return to winning ways. Spurred on by this, the hosts started the game up front and took a deserved lead through Alfredo Morelos thanks to an 11th-minute assist from Ryan Kent. Calvin Bassey placed a 50-yard pass down Kent's run - whizzing past Nathaniel Atkinson and Taylor Moore. He then assisted Morelos, who beat goaltender Craig Gordon for his 14th goal of the 2021-22 season. A few minutes before half-time, Gordon Morelos made a wonderful save from 18 yards to keep the goal line low. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men scored their second goal of the evening in the 64th minute thanks to Colombia international Morelos. He could have scored a hat trick when Aribo released him to face Gordon, but a combination of Moore and the keeper denied him that. He sold a dummy to Alex Cochrane before seeding Gordon and passing him for his second of the season. Three minutes later, Rangers took a four-goal lead. Scott Arfield was initially denied by the opposing goaltender, but the ball bounced back in his path and scored a close-range finish for his fifth time this season. With six minutes left, substitute Sakala made it 5-0 for the Gers while Hearts returned home with their heads down. Aside from Aribo, who was substituted for Zambia's Sakala, Leon Balogun and Bassey were in action from start to finish. Rangers now sit second in the record after accumulating 59 points in 25 games.

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Rangers respond in style as Alfredo Morelos debuts a double and Aaron Ramsey in a 5-0 win over Hearts

From the hunted to the hunter. It's not the role reversal Rangers wanted in this convincing title race, but they have shown they are up to the challenge of chasing Celtic at the top of the table with an ultimately emphatic takedown of Hearts at Ibrox. (Author: Gardener)

HeartsGiovanni van Bronckhorst got exactly the answer he had demanded after his team's painful 3-0 defeat by Old Firm in midweek that knocked them off the Premiership summit. But inspired by the returning Alfredo Morelos, whose double took his tally to 15 for the season, Rangers beat a Hearts side that will ponder missed chances of their own at key moments. There was also a Rangers debut for Aaron Ramsey, the loanee midfielder from Juventus, who came on for the last quarter of an hour to add to the newfound positivity around a club hoping to prove their ace in the field after graduation could be few months of campaign. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, given the bewildering flaws in his team's performance at Celtic Park, van Bronckhorst limited the number of changes to his starting line-up to just four. The level of intensity and aggression demanded by the coach, so woefully absent in the derby loss, was evident in the early moments as they set about making amends in front of their own fans. Hearts, with Rangers-bound John Souttar not even among the substitutes, made just two changes to the side who drew 0-0 at Hibs, with Aaron McEneff and Alex Cochrane at the expense of Andy Halliday and Ellis Simms came. Rangers' sparkling start to the competition, which saw Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent and Morelos all unable to capitalize on decent opens as they pressed forward at every opportunity, was completed with the Colombia international's 11th minute breakthrough. minute rewards. Calvin Bassey, much more comfortable in his primary left-back position, split the Hearts defense with a superb through ball that released Kent. The winger's low cross kept Morelos waiting at the far post for an easy tap-in behind the helpless Craig Gordon. Hearts offered precious little as an attacking power in the first half, although McEneff was unable to take advantage from a clear view of goal as he tamely sent a shot straight at Allan McGregor. It was Arfield's final contribution before being replaced by Ramsey, which drew raucous acclaim from Rangers fans. He showed some nice touches but it was another sub, Fashion Sakala, who ended a satisfying afternoon for Rangers when he caught a low cross from Kent to force a shot past Gordon.

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Rangers' wild reaction to horror show Old Firm as Hearts are swept aside at Ibrox

IBROX expected. Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers delivered. (Author: Gardener)

IbroxSo does Alfredo Morelos. The forward may not have shot a ball for Colombia during his absence but he would be cheering for the champions when they return. His two goals - one in each half, one inside the box and the other from the edge of the box - would break hearts. Shots from Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala added to the satisfaction of a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Had that result been against Rangers, had Van Bronckhorst's side added to their misery after losing to Celtic then real questions would have been asked. As it turns out, this could prove to be the kind of outing that will allow the Rangers to stop the chute and piece together the run needed for the title race. For Rangers, however, it had a meaning of its own and the result was just as crucial, albeit for different reasons. After the champions followed their Howler in the Highlands with a capitulation against Celtic, the champions simply could not afford to leave Ibrox outraged with another performance that saw him lose ground at the top of the table. Celtic's win over Motherwell earlier in the day was another ominous sign for Rangers. The gauntlet was down and it was up to Van Bronckhorst to rise to the challenge and begin to redeem the derby disaster. Indeed, it could be some time before they are regained as Rangers look to rebuild momentum and confidence. There was no room for Aaron Ramsey as the Welshman took a seat behind Van Bronckhorst in the dugout. Ryan Jack's return to a starting spot was a welcome sight, however, and he was joined by Leon Balogun, John Lundstram and Morelos. There has been much talk of what can or should be expected of Ramsey in the coming months following his deadline day arrival from Juventus. In his case, time at Ibrox is now of the essence. But the fact that Morelos was back in the park and back on the goalscoring list was even more significant for Rangers. The move was drastic from Rangers. Calvin Bassey and Ryan Kent combined speed and precision down the left flank as Hearts sliced ​​open and placed on the back foot. Kent selected Morelos at the back post and finished well when Craig Gordon was beaten from close range. It was exactly the kind of start Rangers needed. More goals were needed to secure the points, however, and Kent twice came close to scoring them. He would have been denied a clear penalty if his jersey had been torn off in the penalty area, but he would have had to concede a goal to do so. Both times he came painfully close. As efforts narrowly dodged Gordon's left post, Hearts breathed a sigh of relief. Those mistakes left the Jambos with hope at Ibrox. Rangers had purpose and control in the first half, but Hearts started the second tails up and the champions quickly had to reassert themselves. Once again, Morelos was the captain as he doubled his tally and doubled Rangers' lead. A pass to Arfield was blocked at the edge of the area. Morelos would then take matters into his own hands and shoot instead of trying to provide an assist. The finish was emphatic and Gordon was well beaten when Morelos curled a shot into the net and went out to celebrate. The game was won but Rangers were still in the mood for more and two exquisite moves would quickly see them extend their lead as Kamara came on for Jack and Arfield, later replaced by Ramsey, did the piling up misery for the jambos. Kamara collected a neat streak from Morelos and then showed a composure in the area he usually reserves for the middle of the park. A flickering and cool finish beat Gordon. The fourth goal was just as smooth. Kent's pass was perfect and Arfield finished the second time asking how Gordon's first save proved futile. The afternoon had gotten worse and worse for Hearts. The visitors, who were expected to provide a rigorous test of Ranger credentials, had been blown away by a gentle performance. When Sakala rounded off another flowing play and converted a Kent cross to make it 5-0, the Jambos really couldn't complain. It was a performance and a result that showed what Rangers are capable of. A bar has been reset and champions can't afford to let the levels slide as much as they've been doing lately. Van Bronckhorst's side answered the questions and fulfilled the demands.

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Rangers' wild reaction to horror show Old Firm as Hearts are swept aside at Ibrox

IBROX expected. Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers delivered. (Author: Gardener)

IbroxSo does Alfredo Morelos. So does Alfredo Morelos. The forward may not have shot a ball for Colombia during his absence but he would be cheering for the champions when they return. The forward may not have shot a ball for Colombia during his absence but he would be cheering for the champions when they return. His two goals - one in each half, one inside the box and the other from the edge of the box - would break hearts. Shots from Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Fashion Sakala added to the satisfaction of a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Had that result been against Rangers, had Van Bronckhorst's side added to their misery after losing to Celtic then real questions would have been asked. As it turns out, this could prove to be the kind of outing that will allow the Rangers to stop the chute and piece together the run needed for the title race. For Rangers, however, it had a meaning of its own and the result was just as crucial, albeit for different reasons. After the champions followed their Howler in the Highlands with a capitulation against Celtic, the champions simply could not afford to leave Ibrox outraged with another performance that saw him lose ground at the top of the table. Celtic's win over Motherwell earlier in the day was another ominous sign for Rangers. The gauntlet was down and it was up to Van Bronckhorst to rise to the challenge and begin to redeem the derby disaster. Indeed, it could be some time before they are regained as Rangers look to rebuild momentum and confidence. There was no room for Aaron Ramsey as the Welshman took a seat behind Van Bronckhorst in the dugout. Ryan Jack's return to a starting spot was a welcome sight, however, and he was joined by Leon Balogun, John Lundstram and Morelos. There has been much talk of what can or should be expected of Ramsey in the coming months following his deadline day arrival from Juventus. In his case, time at Ibrox is now of the essence. But the fact that Morelos was back in the park and back on the goalscoring list was even more significant for Rangers. The move was drastic from Rangers. Calvin Bassey and Ryan Kent combined speed and precision down the left flank as Hearts sliced ​​open and placed on the back foot. Kent selected Morelos at the back post and finished well when Craig Gordon was beaten from close range. It was exactly the kind of start Rangers needed. More goals were needed to secure the points, however, and Kent twice came close to scoring them. He would have been denied a clear penalty if his jersey had been torn off in the penalty area, but he would have had to concede a goal to do so. Both times he came painfully close. As efforts narrowly dodged Gordon's left post, Hearts breathed a sigh of relief. Those mistakes left the Jambos with hope at Ibrox. Rangers had purpose and control in the first half, but Hearts started the second tails up and the champions quickly had to reassert themselves. Once again, Morelos was the captain as he doubled his tally and doubled Rangers' lead. A pass to Arfield was blocked at the edge of the area. Morelos would then take matters into his own hands and shoot instead of trying to provide an assist. The finish was emphatic and Gordon was well beaten when Morelos curled a shot into the net and went out to celebrate. The game was won but Rangers were still in the mood for more and two exquisite moves would quickly see them extend their lead as Kamara came on for Jack and Arfield, later replaced by Ramsey, did the piling up misery for the jambos. Kamara collected a neat streak from Morelos and then showed a composure in the area he usually reserves for the middle of the park. A flickering and cool finish beat Gordon. Kent's pass was perfect and Arfield finished the second time asking how Gordon's first save proved futile. The afternoon had gotten worse and worse for Hearts. The visitors, who were expected to provide a rigorous test of Ranger credentials, had been blown away by a gentle performance. When Sakala rounded off another flowing play and converted a Kent cross to make it 5-0, the Jambos really couldn't complain. It was a performance and a result that showed what Rangers are capable of. A bar has been reset and champions can't afford to let the levels slide as much as they've been doing lately. Van Bronckhorst's side answered the questions and fulfilled the demands.

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Scott Arfield in Rangers title prediction as champions react to Old Firm loss by pounding Hearts

SCOTT ARFIELD believes Rangers' title defense is back on track after beating Hearts and recovering from their Old Firm horror show on the first try. (Author: Gardener)

RangersSCOTT ARFIELD believes Rangers' title defense is back on track after beating Hearts and recovering from their Old Firm horror show on the first try. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side returned to winning ways at Ibrox as they stayed within reach of Celtic at the top of the Premier League with a 5-0 win. Alfredo Morelos scored twice on his return to the team after an away spell against Colombia, while Glen Kamara and Fashion Sakala also found either side of an Arfield shot. Rangers were under intense pressure to perform after their mid-week capitulation to Celtic as they lost pole position in the title race. And Arfield believes a back-to-basics approach ultimately paid off as the champions put in an excellent performance to take a well-deserved three points. Arfield said: "It felt good. It felt good to get back on the winning track. We needed a reaction, I think we did.” The fans were asking for a reaction and we as players felt that that was obviously what we needed to do . We scored a lot of goals and it was a good day for us. "You can win football games in different ways, but first you have to walk around, you have to tackle, you have to earn your rights." I know everyone says it's such a cliché but my god it's true in football that's what you have to do. "Once you do that, you can calm down and we have players at this football club who can put the ball in the net. "Listen, you're always under pressure at this football club. It doesn't matter if you are behind in the league or winning the league at this point. "It's a hell of a long way, 13 games left. A lot more points to score, a lot more football.” With the fans behind us, we feel like we can win every game and hopefully it will be a good one by the end of May. Trick that would have crowned a good all-around individual performance. But the Jambos were ultimately brushed aside when Morelos inspired Rangers to a beautiful win and increased his tally to 15 goals of the season. Arfield said: "He's a great player for us, there's no doubt about that. I think he just scares defenders when they see his name and everything about him, his all-round ability and nothing more than putting the ball in the stuck in the back of the net." That's what wins games. Luckily we did that at a crucial point in the game, Alfredo scored the second goal and then we went on and scored another three."

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