Senior man fumes over controversial moment in Rangers win v Ross County
Ross County boss Owen Coyle was furious due to a controversial moment in his side’s 2-1 defeat against Rangers as he insisted they should have been awarded a a penalty.
Coyle feels Portuguese international Bruno Alves brought down County skipper Andrew Davies in the box, however referee Euan Robertson and his two officials both missed he alleged incident.
County took a 1-0 lead at Ibrox in the ninth minute before second-half goals from Alfredo Morelos and Danny Wilson handed the three points to the Ibrox giants.
The win was the first time Rangers have picked up three consecutive victories since December 2016 however Coyle believes County should have at least had a share of the spoils.
“We were terrific today and shouldn’t be leaving without any points”, Ross County senior man Coyle told BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday afternoon.
He added: “We had an absolute stonewall penalty when Bruno Alves brings down Andrew Davies in the box.
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“The official says he didn’t see it and that compounds it. Alves had pushed him to the ground.”
The win puts the Gers in second place in the Scottish Premiership on goal difference over Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen.
The Gers face Neil Lennon’s Hibs next when they travel to Easter Road on Wednesday night.
With a hectic Christmas schedule, the Gers will be desperate to continue the momentum from picking up three wins on the bounce for the first time in a year.
The Ibrox side round off 2017 with a trip to Old Firm rivals Celtic and heading to Celtic Park with a run of wins under their belt could be the boost the Gers need to end Brendan Rodgers’ side’s long unbeaten domestic record.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has had Neil Lennon in stitches with his latest rant about the Gers’ manager search.