Rangers emerged from an eventful and thrilling Scottish Premiership stumble upon in opposition to Motherwell with a 4–2 win at Fir Park.
Motherwell striker Kevin van Veen tapped in after 3 mins however Rangers captain James Tavernier leveled halfway in the course of the first part with a curling free-kick from 20 yards.
Fashion Sakala headed Rangers in entrance simply after the ruin ahead of Motherwell change Bevis Mugabi equalized within the 59th minute just for Todd Cantwell to revive the Light Blues’ lead together with his first Rangers function since becoming a member of from Norwich in January.
Rangers change Malik Tillman grabbed the fourth ahead of Motherwell’s Callum Slattery was once despatched off within the 76th minute for selecting up a 2nd yellow card in an hard sport that took section in opposition to a background of protests from each units of supporters.
The away fanatics held up banners with the faces of Rangers wearing director Ross Wilson and managing director Stewart Robertson on them, crossed out with a purple stripe, pronouncing ‘Time for Change’, a continuation of a theme amongst a piece of the Rangers strengthen.
A bit of the Motherwell fanatics have been past due in taking to their seats – even if it gave the impression they have been gazing the sport from the again of the John Hunter stand – as a protest, claiming that they had confronted “concerning decisions” which “impacted on our ability to give the team the backing they deserve”, and their banners read: ‘Heavy Hands- Empty Stands’.
Rangers fans had more to complain about when Motherwell stormed into the lead through their in-form Dutch striker.
Midfielder Sean Goss sent Max Johnston scarping down the right into acres of space and his delivery across the box was converted by Van Veen, with a VAR check confirming the home side’s lead.
It was a far from storming response from Rangers but, after Callum Slattery was booked by referee Nick Walsh for hauling down Rangers midfielder John Lundstram just outside the box, their resistance was broken.
Tavernier opted to curl the ball into the near post and Well keeper and captain Liam Kelly got across his goal too late to stop the ball beating him.
The Rangers still didn’t hit their heights.
In the 34th minute Lundstram’s half-volley from outside the box rebounded off Kelly’s chest and Sakala turned the rebound past the post.
However, the Zambian made no mistake just after the restart when Tavernier planted a cross from the right on to his head as he rose above Motherwell defender Paul McGinn at the back post to nod in.
Light Blues attacker Antonio Colak fired wide moments later after he was left with only Kelly to beat but still there was no sense that the visitors had complete control and after making a mess of trying to clear a James Furlong corner, Mugabi, on for McGinn, Poked the ball into the net from three yards.
More drama soon followed as Van Veen missed the target after going round Rangers keeper Allan McGregor before the visitors raced up the pitch.
After efforts by Ryan Kent, Colak and Tavernier in quick succession were all blocked, Cantwell fired high into the net – with VAR ruling out the suggestion of a possible offside.
Alfredo Morelos and Tillman replaced Colak and Sakala and they both combined before the Bayern Munich loanee thumped a shot high past Kelly from 14 yards before taking the acclamation of the traveling support behind the goal.
Slattery was once despatched packing after heading off Cantwell with a forearm which noticed the Rangers midfielder pass to the bottom and, after all, the guests completed in regulate.