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Rangers: Fans fondly recall Steven Whittaker’s solo goal against Sporting Lisbon on 12-year anniversary

Rangers: Fans fondly recall Steven Whittaker’s solo goal against Sporting Lisbon on 12-year anniversary - Rangers

A number of Rangers fans have been fondly recalling a memorable solo goal from Steven Whittaker on their run to the UEFA Cup final in 2008.

Twelve years ago yesterday, the ‘Gers defeated Sporting Lisbon 2-0 in Portugal to progress to the semi-finals of the competition, with a clip of the defender’s magnificent finish shared on Twitter by @RangersFC.

https://twitter.com/RangersFC/status/1248536197007319040

Walter Smith’s side had drawn 0-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Ibrox and took the lead in Lisbon through Jean-Claude Darcheville. Whittaker had only been introduced as a 77th-minute substitute for Lee McCulloch as the Light Blues sought to hold what they had. Instead, he capped a famous night with a goal for the ages.

Winning possession inside Rangers’ half of the field, he embarked on a 50-yard run which took out several opponents and eschewed opportunities to lay the ball off to a team-mate, instead dispatching it past Rui Patricio inside the penalty area to send the visiting supporters into raptures. [via BBC]

These Rangers fans on Twitter fondly looked back on Whittaker’s brilliant goal, with one Light Blues supporter comparing it to Joe Aribo’s solo equaliser against Braga at Ibrox a few weeks ago:

Rangers fans, just how good was Whittaker’s goal against Sporting Lisbon? Share your views in the comments section below!


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