Scottish Premiership champions Rangers have extended their winning run to three games after their comeback victory at St. Johnstone. Rangers had to work hard to seal a 2-1 win over their hosts with all the three goals coming in the second half.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard returned to the Rangers dugout for the away game at St. Johnstonein the league after Covid-19 ruled him out of the last game at home to Celtic in the Old Firm Derby. Without Steven Gerrard on the sidelines, Rangers claimed bragging rights in the Old Firm Derby thanks to the goal from Swedish national team centre back Filip Helander in the second half.

After a goalless draw in the first half, Steven Gerrard and his players were stunned to action when St. Johnstone took the lead with six second half minutes gone. Scottish footballer Michael O’Halloran was the recipient of the first goal of the game. Rangers responded well to going behind and it took them just seven minutes to restore parity thanks to the penalty from KemarRoofe thus paving the way for skipper James Tavernier to hit the winning goal with eleven minutes left on the clock.

The slendermatchweek five victory over St. Johnstone took Rangers above Hibernian and former leaders Hearts to the summit on the Scottish Premiership log with 12 points from five games. Hosts Hearts or Hibernian can take the summit back from Steven Gerrard and his wards when they face each other later this weekend. A draw won’t be enough for either of the two teams to take top spot in the Scottish Premiership as only a win would suffice.

Gerrard and Rangers will now turn their attention to the start of the Europa League group stage this season with a home game against Lyon on the horizon. The two teams meet at Ibrox on Thursday.