Worrall’s landmark Rangers strike sets up replay
Joe Worrall scored his first goal for Rangers to earn his side a Scottish Cup replay (pic: SNS Group)
Steven Gerrard remains on course to collect his first trophy as Rangers manager following a battling draw with Aberdeen in the William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final clash at Pittodrie.
Joe Worrall’s first goal for the Light Blues after the break cancelled out Sam Cosgrove’s early penalty meaning the teams will have to do it all again at Ibrox on Tuesday, 12 March.
“It was windy, there was a lot of ball in the air, and Aberdeen are really effective at turning games physical. Second-half we matched them more,” said Gerrard.
“Now we’ve got a full Ibrox, I’m sure they’ll be behind us, we’ve got a better pitch, a bigger pitch and hopefully we can play more like Rangers next time.”
The replay will be seventh time the teams have faced each other this season.
Neil Lennon enjoyed his return to Easter Road as Celtic boss with the visitors easing into the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Hibs, James Forrest and Scott Brown on the scoresheet in the second half.
“The second half was outstanding,” he said. “They were magnificent. Real great control, two magnificent goals and it could’ve been more.”
An investigation has been launched after a bottle was thrown at Celtic star Scott Sinclair during the second half of the match.
“This incident will form part of the post-match inquiry,” said Police Scotland.
There was late drama at Tannadice as Inverness Caledonian Thistle scored a last-minute winner to knock out Robbie Neilson’s Dundee United.
Aaron Doran was the Highlanders’ hero with his stoppage-time header taking John Robertson’s side into the last four courtesy of a 2-1 victory.
Hearts make the journey to Glasgow to take on Partick Thistle this evening in the one remaining quarter-final tie.