Motherwell 2-4 Rangers: Visitors fight back in pulsating six-goal thriller

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Todd Cantwell’s first Rangers goal turned the game back in the away side’s favour

Rangers manager Michael Beale extended his unbeaten Scottish Premiership start to 14 games after his side fought back to earn victory in a pulsating six-goal thriller at Motherwell.

The visitors trailed early to a Kevin van Veen strike, but James Tavernier’s free-kick levelled before the captain delivered for Fashion Sakala to net.

Motherwell responded through Bevis Mugabi, but two goals in six minutes from Todd Cantwell and Malik Tillman took the game away from the hosts, who had Callum Slattery dismissed.

The win for Beale’s side narrows the gap on leaders Celtic to six points, but Ange Postecoglou’s men can restore their nine-point advantage with victory at home to Hibernian later on Saturday.

Defeat for Motherwell, who remain ninth and are now winless in 55 top-flight games against Rangers, brings an end to Stuart Kettlewell’s four-game unbeaten start as manager.

More to follow.



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Kelly
  • 22Johnston
  • 16McGinnSubstituted forMugabiat 53′minutes
  • 66Butcher
  • 52CaseyBooked at 20mins
  • 24Furlong
  • 8SlatteryBooked at 76mins
  • 27GossSubstituted forTierneyat 71′minutes
  • 18CorneliusSubstituted forMandronat 71′minutes
  • 9van VeenSubstituted forBlaneyat 84′minutes
  • 7Spittal


  • 2O’Donnell
  • 4Lamie
  • 5Mugabi
  • 13Oxborough
  • 17McKinstry
  • 20Blaney
  • 21Mandron
  • 26Tierney
  • 38Miller


Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Tavernier
  • 6Goldson
  • 26Davies
  • 3YilmazSubstituted forArfieldat 71′minutes
  • 13CantwellSubstituted forKamaraat 78′minutes
  • 4LundstramSubstituted forSouttarat 78′minutes
  • 8JackBooked at 45mins
  • 14Kent
  • 9ColakSubstituted forMorelosat 65′minutes
  • 30SakalaSubstituted forTillmanat 65′minutes


  • 7Hagi
  • 16Souttar
  • 18Kamara
  • 20Morelos
  • 23Wright
  • 33McLaughlin
  • 37Arfield
  • 44Devine
  • 71Tillman

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  1. Squad number1Player nameKelly

  2. Squad number22Player nameJohnston

  3. Squad number16Player nameMcGinn

  4. Squad number66Player nameButcher

  5. Squad number52Player nameCasey

  6. Squad number24Player nameFurlong

  7. Squad number8Player nameSlattery

  8. Squad number27Player nameGoss

  9. Squad number18Player nameCornelius

  10. Squad number9Player namevan Veen

  11. Squad number7Player nameSpittal

  1. Squad number5Player nameMugabi

  2. Squad number20Player nameBlaney

  3. Squad number21Player nameMandron

  4. Squad number26Player nameTierney


  1. Squad number1Player nameMcGregor

  2. Squad number2Player nameTavernier

  3. Squad number6Player nameGoldson

  4. Squad number26Player nameDavies

  5. Squad number3Player nameYilmaz

  6. Squad number13Player nameCantwell

  7. Squad number4Player nameLundstram

  8. Squad number8Player nameJack

  9. Squad number14Player nameKent

  10. Squad number9Player nameColak

  11. Squad number30Player nameSakala

  1. Squad number16Player nameSouttar

  2. Squad number18Player nameKamara

  3. Squad number20Player nameMorelos

  4. Squad number37Player nameArfield

  5. Squad number71Player nameTillman

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