Rangers dropped their first point of the Scottish Premiership season after footballer Martin Boyle scored for Hibernian in his first start for the Edinburgh club.
Josh Campbell then hit a spectacular stoppage-time equalizer against the nine-man Rangers in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Easter Road on Saturday.
Rangers were on track to keep their perfect start to the league campaign with goals from James Tavernier and Tom Lawrence leading 2–1.
Boyle, 29, returned to Easter Road earlier this month on a three-year deal after seven months playing for Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia.
Red cards from John Lundstram and substitute Alfredo Morelos eliminated Rangers in the closing 15 minutes on Saturday, but Hibbs’ pressure ultimately paid off in a 2–2 draw.
The draw gave Ange-Postecoglou champions Celtic an early chance. Celtic could take the lead by two points on Sunday if they beat Hearts at Parkhead to maintain a 100% start.
Despite Wednesday’s second leg of the Champions League play-offs coming up in the Netherlands, Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to face PSV Eindhoven in Tuesday’s first match at Ibrox. We made just two changes to the team that started the 2-2 draw.
Stephen Davis and Malik Tillman were replaced by Ryan Jack and Rabbi Matondo.
Rangers were awarded a penalty in the final minute of the first half when Korac fell into the box after being pulled unnecessarily by Rocky Busiri while Hives keeper David Marshall was clearing a passback. I was.
The hosts protested the decision furiously, but Tavernier kept his cool and put a spot kick home to give the visitors the lead.
Ellie Yuan ran up to a nice pass from Campbell and delivered a low delivery from the left before the hive when Boyle was caught between two Rangers defenders and knocked the ball home from close range. counterattacked five minutes after the break.
Rangers regained the advantage in the 58th minute when Lawrence headed in a Borna Barisic cross at the end of an excellent and flowing attack.
However, in the 66th minute the situation with the visitors began to emerge. Lundstram was shown a red card by referee Willie Colum after cynically slashing his Boyle from behind while attempting to mount a counter-attack midway through the Rangers half.
In the 75th minute, Rangers got even worse when striker Morelos, who came off the bench 13 minutes earlier, was sent off for waving his arm in front of Marijan Kabraha.
Hives then laid siege to the Rangers’ goal and eventually equalized in stoppage time when Campbell, who had scored the late winner in his opening day win over St. Johnstone, volleyed in from the edge of the box.
Boyle scores as Hives draw with Rangers
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