ANDREW VORCE - Sunday, August 14, 2011
It was an up and down day for Marurice Edu as he scored a goal but also picked up a red card for Rangers in a win over Inverness on Saturday.
Inverness 0 - 2 Rangers
Maurice Edu grabbed the headlines in Rangers away win at Inverness, scoring a goal and getting a red card as the Gers picked up a much needed victory.
Rangers were given the man advantage when Ross Tokely was sent off just moments before the hour mark when the defender took out Steven Naismith in the box, resulting in a penalty kick. Nikica Jelavic stepped up to convert the 60th minute spot kick.
Andrew Shinnie was the culprit for Inverness' second goal as he took down Dorin Goian in the box to award Rangers their second penalty kick of the night. The foul was a relatively weak call, but the assistant referee immediately signalled that it was a foul by running to the touch line for the penalty kick.
Jelavic was entrusted to make the second penalty kick, but Inverness keeper Ryan Esson was equal to the task and came up with the save.
Following the Esson's penalty save, Edu quickly moved in past the defense and tucked home the loose ball after the defense failed to clear the rebound.
Edu's night was spoiled after the 75th minute when the midfielder picked up his second yellow card of the evening, resulting in a dismissal. Both teams ended with 10 men.
Up next for Rangers is a Europa League game against Maribor, for which Edu will be eligible to play. He will miss out on the Rangers Sunday visit to Motherwell who currently sit in first place.
Dominic Cervi was on the bench as Celtic thrashed Dundee United 5-1 at home.