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Gerrard delighted with Rangers ‘suffocation’ in 8-0 thrashing

November 9, 2020

Steven Gerrard hailed his rampant Rangers as they finally delivered the huge beating they have been threatening to dish out all season.

The Light Blues scored eight goals in the top flight for the first time since 1981 as hapless Hamilton were hammered 8-0 at Ibrox.

But it was no surprise to the Gers boss, who has seen signs that his team have been readying themselves to unleash an onslaught on their domestic rivals brooding in recent weeks.


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Scott Arfield swept Gers ahead in the 16th minute before Kemar Roofe and Joe Aribo followed it up with two quickfire strikes as the hosts made it three goals in three minutes.

Aribo made it 4-0 at the break with his second while Roofe got his second soon after the change of ends.

James Tavernier took his tally for the campaign to 12 with another double just after Brandon Barker had also netted as the Light Blues get a firm grip of their nine-point lead at the top of the table.

“It was a very impressive performance, a strong win and another clean sheet,” said Gerrard. Would Manchester United fans take him now?

“The thing that pleased me the most was the standards that we maintained from start to finish.

“I have been on to these players, probably on to them too much, about keeping standards no matter what stage the game is at. It pleased me at half-time that we carried on looking to score goals and win even more emphatically.

“It has been coming, we have threatened to do that. But the pleasing thing today was that we were very clinical. We suffocated Hamilton from start to finish, we stayed on them and never took our foot off the gas and you could see the quality throughout the squad.

“Look, we are not at the stage yet where we can play with ego in any game or at any stage. We are trying to become a winning team, a successful team. We are in no position to disrespect any opponent or any team. It is about Rangers trying to be as strong for as long as we can and be as consistent as we can.”

 

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