9IAR20: Top Ten Goals
Our list of the best ten goals from the nine-in-a-row run of title wins.
10 – Ray Wilkins – 5-1 v Celtic – August 27, 1988
“Absolutely magnificent from Ray Wilkins” – who can forget Jock Brown’s commentary as the former England captain lashed a stunning volley from outside the box past Ian Andrews in the biggest rout for over 25 years?
9 – Ally McCoist – 3-0 v Motherwell – December 9, 1989
A great ball forward by Terry Butcher, the perfect lay-off by Mo Johnston, and Super Ally produced a fantastic chip to break the Premier Division goal scoring record.
8 – Ally McCoist – 2-1 v Celtic – November 25, 1990
Terry Hurlock aggressively won the ball from Stevie Fulton then threaded a great pass to super sub McCoist, who glided past Pat Bonner, slid the ball into the net and went on his famous robotic walk after scoring the winner at Parkhead.
7 – Ally McCoist – 2-2 v Aberdeen – December 22, 1990
Coisty came off the bench, controlled a Gary Stevens throw-in on his chest and beat Theo Snelders with a stunning left-foot volley into the net.
6 – Mark Hateley – 2-0 v Aberdeen – May 11, 1991
On an incredible day, Mark Walters crossed from the left and Hateley got above Alex McLeish to score with a towering header, sending Rangers to the title in an unforgettable final day shoot-out.
5 – Brian Laudrup – 3-1 v Celtic – October 30, 1994
The pace and skills of Laudrup were encapsulated with this classic as he raced away at Hampden to score the crucial third goal and ensure another vital Old Firm win.
4 – Paul Gascoigne – 2-0 v Celtic – September 30, 1995
A magnificent breakaway goal on his Old Firm debut as Gazza finished off a fantastic move involving Oleg Salenko and Ally McCoist to pass the ball into the net at the re-opened Parkhead.
3 – Paul Gascoigne – 3-1 v Aberdeen – April 28, 1996
Gazza was at his remarkable best as Rangers clinched 8 in a Row at lbrox against the Dons, scoring a hat-trick. The second goal was the pick of the bunch as he raced from his own half and held off Paul Bernard before curling an accurate left-foot shot into the net.
2 – Jorg Albertz – 3-1 v Celtic – January 2, 1997
Anyone who wondered why Albertz was known as ‘The Hammer’ found out after watching this thunderous free-kick, which scorched into the right corner of Stewart Kerr’s net.
1 – Brian Laudrup – 1-0 v Dundee United – May 7, 1997
The goal that clinched Nine in a Row, and it was fitting to do so! Charlie Miller burst down the left and produced a teasing cross for Laudrup who dived to bullet a header into the United net.