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Super Eagles’ Joe Aribo earns vital point for Rangers at Tannadice Park

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

 

The Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo rescued the club to get an equaliser against Dundee United in Sunday’s Scottish League feature.

Aribo who was born and raised in the United Kingdom but plays for the Nigeria Super Eagles scored the only goal for Rangers to secure a one-all draw at the Tannadice Park.

The Super Eagle extended his excellent performance in the club’s best-ever outing this season when they won Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in Germany, to secure a vital one point to keep tabs on Celtic who presently occupies the number one spot on the Scottish League table.

Aribo, who was assisted by another Super Eagle Calvin Bassey to get the goal that spoiled Dundee United’s post-match celebrations, got his first Europa league’s assist against Borussia Dortmund.

However, the resounding victory of the Rangers in Germany could hardly prickle The Terrors as they took the lead in the 29th minute through a header by defender Ross Graham from Dylan Levitt’s corner kick to mark his 21st birthday with his first goal for the club.

Rangers had appealed for a penalty in the early minutes of the game which was turned down after Charlie Mulgrew’s clearance struck the arm of Graham in the 18-yard box.

According to Sky Sports, it was an incident-filled 45 minutes for Graham, who almost put the ball into his net following a dangerous cross by John Lundstram from the left-hand side in the final act of the half.

However, Joe Aribo in the 79th minute brought Rangers back on level terms through Calvin Bassey’s cut-back from the left, but they were unable to find a vital winner, leaving them level on points with Celtic, behind on goal difference.

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