'So be it' - Murty makes admission over Rangers incident in win v Hibernian
Rangers interim boss Graeme Murty has admitted his side may have “got away with one” after David Bates’ hand-ball was missed by referee Kevin Clancy in the 2-1 win over Hibernian at Easter Road on Wednesday night.
Hibs boss Neil Lennon was absolutely furious after the final whistle when Clancy and his assistants missed a blatant penalty decision against the Ibrox defender late in the second-half.
The Glasgow giants also had a strong shout for a penalty in the first-half after Ross McCrorie was fouled in the penalty area but it was the Bates hand-ball which attracted all the attention after the match.
Murty admitted that if Rangers had got lucky and the officials had missed a clear penalty then “so be it.”
“I couldn’t see it, but the reaction of the crowd tells me something happened,” Murty said, as quoted by The Herald.
“If they’re given, they’re given.
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“If we’ve got away with one, so be it.”
Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass scored for Rangers after Hibs took an early lead at Easter Road.
The Gers scored twice in a matter of a few minutes to turn the game on its head and held on to secure the three points.
Despite being under huge pressure for long spells of the game, Murty’s side managed to hang on and had keeper Wes Foderingham to thank for keeping them in the lead.
The Gers’ shot-stopper pulled off a string of important saves to deny Lennon’s side as they lost to the Gers for the first time in four games.