Rangers drop points at Tannadice as Celtic go 3 points clear

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Rangers have dropped points away to Dundee United at Tannadice park after drawing 1-1 with the Tangerines.

It was a disappointing result for Rangers as they dropped points away to Dundee United, which means because of results elsewhere they are now three points behind their bitter rivals Celtic.

Dundee United took the lead through a Ross Graham header from the corner which gave the tangerines something to hold onto. They held onto the lead until the seventy sixth minute when Joe Aribo put Rangers on level terms.

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Rangers had countless chances throughout the game especially in the second half, but they could not find the winning goal to give them the three points they were looking for. Rangers at the end of the game had 29 shots at goal compared to Dundee United’s 5, though Rangers only had one more shot on target than United.

Rangers also had two big claims for a penalty denied where referee Bobby Madden didn’t think the handball from the Dundee United player was penalty. The other incident was when Fashion Sakala was pulled back by goal scorer Ross Graham, but it seems the referee did not spot the incident.

This result leaves Rangers three points behind leaders Celtic, and it also leaves Dundee United in 5th just behind 4th place Hibernian on goal difference with eleven games left to play.

Dundee United manager Tam Courts post-match said to Clyde:

“First forty-five mins I thought the boys executed the game play really well, we wanted to have an intense, energetic and aggressive start and I think that’s exactly what we got, some of our play in the first half was really pleasing and it’s great when you get the breakthrough.”

“Really big moment for Ross Graham, big moment for the team and probably if we finished off Ilmari’s chance and went two nil up at half time no one probably would have held that against us, second half I thought rangers probably dominated from start to finish they had a lot of opportunities and possession, but I thought the boys were tremendous at the back today.”



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Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst post-match said to Sky:

“The first emotion is disappointment that we didn’t win here. I don’t know how many chances we created but I think it’s the most we created this season.”

“You know my standing point. VAR will make it easier. These decisions can change games but there’s no VAR so end of discussion.”

“”We saw last Thursday a VAR decision changed the game for us. Today as well but we can talk for hours but the discussion ends because there’s no VAR.”

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