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It took until the 65th minute for substitute Alfredo Morelos to break Kilmarnock’s resistance at Ibrox, the Colombian netting the only goal of the afternoon. [via Sky Sports]
The visitors frustrated Steven Gerrard’s side for long spells, with the home team’s dominance reflected in them having 19 shots to Kilmarnock’s three.
As noted in the match report on Sky Sports, the visitors’ goalkeeper Laurentiu Branescu “began his time-wasting just 10 minutes in” and was later reprimanded by referee Steven MacLean for delaying the taking of a goal kick early in the second half.
Alex Dyer’s team were “happy to sit in”, as mentioned on Sky Sports, and the Kilmarnock caretaker manager showed little contrition for his team’s approach afterwards, telling BBC: “We knew what kind of game it was going to be. It was just about us having discipline and sticking to a game plan and hopefully we would create a couple of opportunities – which we did do.”
However, these Rangers fans on Twitter were far from happy with their opponents’ style of play:
No wonder nobody wants to watch Scottish football. From the first minute till the goal Kilmarnock done nothing but waste time. Embarrassing.
— aaron. (@RoseGardenNfse) December 26, 2019
What's mental is this pathetic style of play from Kilmarnock got Steve Clarke the Scotland job
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) December 26, 2019
Struggling to see how we score here. Kilmarnock are an embarrassment.
— Carly. (@C1872__) December 26, 2019
Kilmarnock playing with the flat back 9, making it very difficult to break them down.
Morelos for Kamara I'd say
— CraigM0808 (@craig_m0808) December 26, 2019
Kilmarnock are everything this is wrong with Scottish football. #antifootball
— Cameron Calder (@cccammy1) December 26, 2019
Kilmarnock brought back last seasons tactics today, oh how I missed that… pic.twitter.com/kUYHjTYOhh
— Alfredco Morelos (@Pena_Cartel) December 26, 2019
Not pretty but we wouldn’t have taken 3 points from that kinda game a couple of years ago. Worst kind of football from kilmarnock though. Imagine paying money to go and watch your team lose like that 🤦🏼♂️ Buffalo’s value just keeps going up 🔴⚪️🔵🇬🇧
— OhioBlueNose 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Ohiobear1872) December 26, 2019
Happily take a scruffy 1-0 win when we struggle to break down a team that plays every man behind the ball. Teams like Kilmarnock would get football stopped. Such a boring style of football.
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) December 26, 2019
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