Ross County 1
Rangers 3
League (Premiership)

Ross County
1 - 3

League (Premiership)
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall. Att. 6,400
3:00 PM Kick-off

Thomas Mikkelsen (59)
Alfredo Morelos (31, 41)
Eduardo Herrera (89)

Team Managers
Jim McIntyre
Pedro Caixinha

Starting Eleven
1. Scott Fox
3. Jason Naismith
6. Sean Kelly
2. Marcus Fraser
15. Andrew Davies
8. Tim Chow
25. Jim O Brien
18. Jamie Lindsay
7. Michael Gardyne
9. Ryan Dow
11. Craig Curran
Wes Foderingham
James Tavernier
Fábio Rafael Rodrigues Cardoso
Lee Wallace
Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves
Ryan Jack
Graham Dorrans
Niko Kranjcar
Daniel João Santos Candeias
Kenny Miller
Alfredo Morelos

31. Aaron McCarey
42. Reghan Tumilty
17. Ross Draper
40. Davis Keillor-Dunn
4. Christopher Routis
10. Alex Schalk
19. Thomas Mikkelsen
Danny Wilson
Euciodálcio Gomes
Eduardo Herrera
Lee Hodson
Jordan Rossiter
Jak Alnwick
Carlos Peña

Thomas Mikkelsen for Jamie Lindsay (38)
Davis Keillor-Dunn for Ryan Dow (52)
Ross Draper for Tim Chow (61)
Eduardo Herrera for Kenny Miller (61)
Carlos Pena for Niko Kranjcar (64)
Jordan Rossiter for Alfredo Morelos (81)

Andrew Davies (45)
Michael Gardyne (81)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Thomson (Referee)

Match Report

Source unknown.

A moment of madness from Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox helped Alfredo Morelos to a double and Rangers to the three points in Dingwall.

Morelos had already headed the visitors ahead when the goalkeeper's Cruyff turn foxed the sliding Colombian striker.

But Fox took an age to clear and Morelos stole in to take possession and roll the ball into the empty net.

County recovered after the break, Thomas Mikkelsen headed a reply, but Eduardo Herrera secured Rangers' win.

County's third league defeat in a row ended a run of three draws between the sides and leaves the hosts still waiting for a victory over Rangers in seven meetings.

Inside the first minute, they carved the County defence wide open and Morelos blasted over the bar.

The main danger was coming down the right-hand side as Daniel Candeias toyed and tormented Ryan Dow and whipped in cross after cross.

At this stage, the home side were were simply hoping Rangers would continue to be off target when the chances fell.

The inevitable opener came just after the half-hour mark as James Tavernier looped in a high cross that was met by the head of Morelos and it nestled neatly into the right-hand corner of the net.

Rangers' pressure continued and, while a second was predicted, nobody inside the Global Energy Stadium could possibly have guessed the manner of its arrival.

It was a calamity of quite epic proportions and one from which Fox may take some time to recover.

Marcus Fraser passed the ball back to his goalkeeper, but Morelos anticipated and decided to press.

Fox dummied his pass to leave the striker swiping fresh air, but instead of clearing, the goalkeeper let the ball linger at his feet, forgot the Rangers striker was behind him and, when Morelos nipped in and passed the ball into the empty net, the Laurel and Hardy moment was complete.

Before the break, Rangers had calls for a penalty waved away when Jason Naismith challenged Morelos inside the box and his strike partner, Kenny Miller, took a sore one from a flailing Andrew Davies elbow.

County manager Jim McIntyre had thrown on Mikkelsen for Jamie Lindsay before half-time. The result was an out ball that eased the pressure on his defence but also provided a new focus in the forward areas.

The reward came when the Danish striker ghosted in between the Rangers central defence and guided a header past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham after a great cross from Craig Curran.

After that, the battle won out over the football as the game swung from end to end.

As the home fans started to make their way to the exits, Herrera converted inside the box after neat build-up play involving Bruno Alves and Lee Wallace.

Squad Statistics (as at August 27th, 2017)

2017/18 All Time
Scott Fox (GK)30 8 - 79 -
Sean Kelly23 8 - 8 -
Jason Naismith23 9 - 25 -
Andrew Davies32 9 - 815
Marcus Fraser23 91962
Tim Chow23 8 - 402
Michael Gardyne31 9132764
Jamie Lindsay21 9191
Jim O Brien29 6 - 242
Craig Curran28 858624
Ryan Dow26 7 - 311
Ross Draper (sub)28 2 - 2 -
Davis Keillor-Dunn (sub)19 3 - 3 -
Thomas Mikkelsen (sub)27 8383

League Table (as at August 27th, 2017)

No league table has been added for this season.