ALLAN MCGREGOR Keeper was the star of the show against Villarreal in midweek and made another two superb saves from MacLean and Djoum before being beaten by Light Blues defender McAuley. A commanding presence once again for Rangers. 8

JAMES TAVERNIER Had a hand in the goals for Goldson and Morelos with two teasing set-piece deliveries and almost found the net with a free-kick. Drove his side forward and led by example. 7

CONNOR GOLDSON Was kept busy in the opening stages as Hearts piled forward and had the Gers defence under pressure. Did well to convert at the back post and bring Gerrard’s side level. Won his headers and tackles after that in a solid showing. 8

GARETH MCAULEY Back in the starting line-up but didn’t get off to a good start as he diverted Godinho’s cross into his own net. Barely put a foot wrong after that, though, and rightly earned praise from boss Gerrard. 8

ANDY HALLIDAY Found himself in the wars a couple of times as he put himself about and put in a real shift from left-back. Did what was needed for the Light Blues. 7

LASSANA COULIBALY Gave Rangers a bit of energy in the middle of the park but couldn’t really get to grips with Hearts in the first half and passing wasn’t good enough. Improved after the break. 6

SCOTT ARFIELD Had few chances to get involved in an attacking sense early on as Rangers struggled in the middle of the park. Better after the break before being sent off for sliding in on Zlamal as he tried to score. 5

OVIE EJARIA Given the nod over Ryan Jack and didn’t do enough to justify his selection as he spent most of the afternoon on the fringes as he saw one header cleared off the line. Spent time on the left and couldn’t really get involved on a low-key afternoon. 5

DANIEL CANDEIAS Was a tireless worker down the right to play his part in both halves of the park. Came close with one second half effort and impressed once again. 7

EROS GREZDA Grew into the first half as Rangers started to pose more problems and started the second brightly as he was twice denied in quick succession. Replaced just after the hour mark. 6

ALFREDO MORELOS Starved of service early on but got his rewards for his industry as he converted Tavernier’s cross to put Rangers ahead. His match-long duel with Berra was one of the highlights of the game and striker had an effort chopped off by the linesman. 8


RYAN JACK (for Grezda) Had a strong case to start and did his job well when introduced as he rose to the challenge in the midfield battle. 5

ROSS MCCRORIE (for Coulibaly) On for the closing stages to give Rangers fresh legs in the middle of the park. 3

KYLE LAFFERTY (for Candeias) Introduced to a chorus of boos by the Hearts support as he retuned to Tynecastle. Helped the Gers see it out. 3