KENYA BROWN - Monday, January 30, 2017
Emerson Hyndman is making an impact with Rangers after two games as he scored in his first league start for the Light Blues in their win over Motherwell.
Motherwell 0-2 Rangers
After knocking out Motherwell from the Scottish Cup last week, Rangers would add more misery on their opponents with another win over the team at Fir Park.
Emerson Hyndman earned his first start for the team after completing his loan from Bournemouth and once again played a huge part in the Light Blues win.
However, things did not look so good for the visitors four minutes into the contest when Michael O'Halloran was given a red card for his harsh challenge on Carl McHugh. Motherwell tried to take advantage of the man advantage but could not find a way to score the opening goal.
The home would then find themselves down a man when Scott McDonald was shown a red card in the 27th minute for his challenge on Kenny Miller.
With both sides even after the two red cards, Rangers started to find their way towards scoring.
Miller would finally get the goal Rangers were looking for in the 72nd minute when Lee Wallace's cross from the left was missed by Martin Waghorn, but the Scottish forward would have the ball fall at his feet to allow him to score from close range.
Hyndman then sprang into action three minutes from time when he blasted in his shot from just inside the area to guarantee the Light Blues would leave with all three points.
Rangers remain in second place in the standings with 42 points.
Perry Kitchen and Bjorn Johnsen started for Hearts, but they were no match for Celtic as they were the wrong end of a 4-0 thumping by the defending league champions. Hearts remain in fourth place in the standings with 31 points.