KENYA BROWN - Thursday, March 2, 2017
Emerson Hyndman was the hero as he scored the game-winner for Rangers after allowing St. Johnstone back in the game to secure the win and lift some gloom off the team.
Rangers 3-2 St. Johnstone
Emerson Hyndman is playing himself into contention for a spot with the US national team for the World Cup qualifiers later this month as his game-winning goal helped Rangers to a win over St. Johnstone at Ibrox.
The Bournemouth loanee started and played very well throughout the course of the game.
The Light Blues started the game positively and opened the scoring in the 22nd minute through Barrie McKay. Hyndman had tormented the St. Johnstone defense in the area before the ball was deflected into the path of the Scottish midfielder and he blasted in his shot for the edge of the area.
Martyn Waghorn doubled Rangers lead just minutes into the second half as he headed in a cross from Kenny Miller.
However, the host could not hold on to their lead as David Wotherspoon and Steven Anderson leveled the score with strikes in the 74th and 87th minutes respectively.
Rangers were not helped when Robert Kiernan was shown a red card for his rough tackle on Graham Cummins.
With the game going into stoppage time, Hyndman would step and send the Rangers faithful home with smiles on their faces as he scored the final goal of the game. Clinton Hill headed the ball to him in the area, he chested it down and volleyed his shot past St. Johnstone goalkeeper Alexander Clark.
Rangers remain in third place with 46 points.
Bjorn Johnsen started the game while Hearts captain Perry Kitchen watched from the bench as the Jambos suffered a 1-0 loss to Ross County.