Rangers manager Steven Gerrard watched from the sidelines as his players failed to breakdown a stubborn Hibs team at Easter Road this evening, and admitted he was frustrated that Ryan Porteous wasn’t shown a red card.
The Premiership match ended in a 0-0 stalemate, with the Gers enjoying the majority of goal-scoring opportunities, with Alfredo Morelos spurning several chances to break the deadlock.
After the full-time whistle, Gerrard seemed pretty content with his night’s work, but he was far from happy about a tackle on Lassana Coulibaly by Porteous, who was only shown a yellow card by official Craig Thompson:
"We can't be critical of Alfredo, he's our top scorer. Other people need to step up."
Steven Gerrard was happy with his side's performance despite not finding the winning goal at Easter Road 🔵 pic.twitter.com/OiBIi6Xo47
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The result allowed Celtic, who beat Motherwell 3-0 at Parkhead, to return to the top of the table with a one point lead, and Brendan Rodgers have also played a game fewer than their arch Glasgow rivals.
But is Gerrard correct to call-out Porteous for his tackle? Was it really that bad?