McAvennie digs at Morelos over nutmegging Brown in Rangers demolition

Frank McAvennie claims Alfredo Morelos’ brilliant goal in the 4-1 Rangers demolition of Celtic was partly down to good fortune.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Kristoffer Ajer and Scott Bain could have easily prevented the goal.

Morelos, 24, scored just moments after Odsonne Edouard had netted Celtic’s first half equaliser.

He put the ball through Scott Brown’s legs before moving into the box and lashing the ball into the roof of the net at the near post.

The goal put Rangers into a 2-1 lead before second-half strikes from Kemar Roofe and Jermain Defoe wrapped up the game.

McAvennie admitted Morelos’ strike was ‘wonderful’ but insisted a good goalkeeper would have kept the effort out.

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“Morelos got lucky megging Scott Brown,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“That’s not a criticism of Scott, he went out to get the ball but Morelos got a bit of luck there.

“The strike was wonderful but for me, there were two elements after that. 

“One, Ajer ducked and turned his back on it. Two, I think a good keeper saves that, it was two inches away from him. 

“Morelos, he got lucky but in fairness, he took advantage of it and it was a magnificent hit.”

The strike was Morelos’ 12th Scottish Premiership goal of the season and just his second-ever Old Firm goal.

Rangers are next in action on Wednesday when they travel to the Tony Macaroni Arena to face Livington.

In other news, a Premier League giant has made a move to re-sign a Rangers 25-year-old with a five-year deal being offered.