Rangers 1-0 Livingston: Scott Arfield goal earns hosts win

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
February 16, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Scott Arfield scores

    Scott Arfield scored his fourth goal in three games as Rangers got back to winning ways

    Scott Arfield’s solitary goal was enough to secure Rangers a Scottish Premiership win at home to Livingston.

    The game was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but was put back 24 hours due to a waterlogged pitch.

    Livingston keeper Ryan Schofield made three superb first-half saves, including tipping Andy Halliday’s effort on to the bar.

    But Arfield scored the match’s only goal with half an hour remaining, having been set up by Ianis Hagi.

    The result keeps Rangers 10 points adrift of leaders Celtic, who beat Aberdeen earlier in the day, though Steven Gerrard’s men have a game in hand.

    Livingston, who struck the post late on through Lyndon Dykes, are four points behind Aberdeen in third place, with a superior goal difference.

    Visiting manager Gary Holt brought in keeper Schofield for his first league game as Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie was unable to play against his parent club.

    Aymen Souda had an early angled drive which missed the target but was kept in by the strong wind. The Livingston defence repelled several crosses into the box and in the 17th minute Schofield denied home striker Alfredo Morelos inside the six-yard box.

    Moments later, Ryan Kent curled a shot just past the far post after being sent clear by Arfield in a swift counter-attack, before Nikola Katic headed over from 12 yards after an attempted clearance looped into the air.

    In the 35th minute Davis played in left-back Halliday, but Schofield brilliantly tipped his toe-poke from close range on to the bar and over for a corner, but again Gerrard’s team failed to capitalise.

    READ:  Son signs new four-year Tottenham deal

    Schofield again came to the West Lothian side’s rescue when he blocked a drive from Davis after the Northern Irishman had been slipped in by Hagi, and then saved a low drive from Kent in the 54th minute.

    At the other end, Rangers keeper Allan McGregor had to make a superb save from Souda’s acrobatic close-range strike to keep the game goalless.

    The unmarked Arfield changed that when he took a pass from Hagi, turned and beat Schofield with a powerful drive for his fourth goal in three games.

    Morelos had the ball in the net in the 71st minute but the flag was up for offside.

    Almost 10 minutes later Livi striker Dykes took a pass from substitute Dolly Menga and crashed a volley off the post with McGregor beaten, before testing the Rangers keeper with another drive.

    The visitors continued to push for an equaliser but their efforts were in vain. Rangers nearly doubled their lead late on, but the offside flag denied substitute Florian Kamberi after he had netted.

    • Line-ups
    • Match Stats
    • Live Text

    Line-ups

    Rangers

    • 1McGregor
    • 2Tavernier
    • 6Goldson
    • 19Katic
    • 16Halliday
    • 8Jack
    • 10Davis
    • 37Arfield
    • 7HagiSubstituted forStewartat 83'minutes
    • 20MorelosSubstituted forAriboat 89'minutes
    • 14KentSubstituted forKamberiat 56'minutes

    Substitutes

    • 13Foderingham
    • 15Flanagan
    • 17Aribo
    • 18Kamara
    • 22Jones
    • 23Kamberi
    • 24Stewart

    Livingston

    • 31Schofield
    • 5Lamie
    • 3Brown
    • 27GuthrieBooked at 43mins
    • 20SoudaSubstituted forMcMillanat 72'minutes
    • 33LawsonBooked at 34mins
    • 7Jacobs
    • 16CrawfordBooked at 68minsSubstituted forSibbaldat 77'minutes
    • 11LawlessSubstituted forMengaat 59'minutes
    • 8Pittman
    • 9Dykes

    Substitutes

    • 2Devlin
    • 10Sibbald
    • 17Robinson
    • 21McMillan
    • 24Menga
    • 29Taylor-Sinclair
    • 40Maley

    Referee:Euan AndersonAttendance:48,302

    READ:  Name the most expensive signings in Premier League history

    Match Stats

    Home TeamRangersAway TeamLivingstonPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome11Away3Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome10Away4FoulsHome4Away14

    Live Text

    Posted at

    Match ends, Rangers 1, Livingston 0.

    Source

    Basketball
    Champagne, cigars and 50 chicken nuggets – Bucks celebrate NBA title

    Giannis Antetokounmpo with his NBA and Finals MVP trophies Champagne, cigars and a 50-piece chicken nugget order: they've all featured amongst the Milwaukee Bucks' title …

    Football
    Man Utd boss Solskjaer signs new deal

    Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League final Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has …

    Football
    Man Utd set to name Skinner as new boss

    Marc Skinner managed Birmingham City between 2016 and 2019 before joining Orlando Pride Manchester United are set to name Marc Skinner as their new manager …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    February 16, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.