Emerson Hyndman was the hero for Rangers tonight as his last-minute winner gave them a big 3-2 win over St Johnstone.
The American midfielder only joined the Ibrox club at the start of January in a loan move from Bournemouth, but he’s wasted no time making himself invaluable to the team.
While the team have struggled, Hyndman has been a constant source of creativity and penetration in the middle of park.
But it was his finishing touch that made the difference tonight as the Gers needed him to pop up with a late goal to help them get all three points against St Johnstone.
Rangers had led 2-0 in the game thanks to goals from Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn, but St Johnstone fought back to 2-2 with strikes from David Wotherspoon and Steven Anderson after Rob Kiernan’s sending off.
Considering Graeme Murty’s men have lost their last two games against Dundee and Inverness, you could understand if Gers fans were worried.
But they had no reason to as Hyndman popped up with a brilliant finish to win the game at the death:
Hyndman saves the day for the Gers! 3-2!
— RFC Ready (@RangersFCReady) March 1, 2017
Now for the Hyndman love-in on Twitter:
— Super Rangers (@SuperRangers_) March 1, 2017
Hyndman ma boy ??
— Aaron Black (@aaronblackkkk) March 1, 2017
Emerson Hyndman has quickly become the brightest spark in the gloomy story. Huge if Rangers could get him for another season… #RangersFC
— Bruce Archer (@Bruce_Archer89) March 1, 2017
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) March 1, 2017
— Dylan Hay (@dylan_hay1) March 1, 2017
Emerson Hyndman you beautiful little man
What a performance from him tonight ??????
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) March 1, 2017
— 11.06.2017 (@1994NathanC) March 1, 2017
Woke up this morning feeling fine
Emerson Hyndman on my mind…??
— Taylor Stark (@TaylorS1872) March 1, 2017
— Alan Horne (@alanjhorne) March 1, 2017
THANK GOD FOR EMERSON HYNDMAN
— kenzo (@TheMackenzo) March 1, 2017
GIRLS DONT LIKE BOYS GIRLS LIKE EMERSON HYNDMAN. NO APOLOGY NO SURRENDER YA WEE STATUE OF LIBERTY
— Forza Papac (@ForzaPapac) March 1, 2017
When Hyndman netted a 90th minute winner pic.twitter.com/Ye8VZUwpy1
— Ross Clark (@RossClark97) March 1, 2017
— Kyle Wilson (@KyleWilson1872_) March 1, 2017
Emerson Hyndman ?
— Declan (@__declanallan) March 1, 2017
Are we human, or are we Hyndman… ??? – @emersonhyndman
— ㅤ (@namhsak) March 1, 2017
The only disappointing thing for Rangers fans is Hyndman will return to Bournemouth in the summer and most likely never feature for them again.
But they can only enjoy him while he’s in Glasgow – it was indeed a top quality performance tonight.