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Cyriel Dessers scores 20th goal of the season to keep Rangers title hopes alive

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Cyriel Dessers emerged as the hero in Rangers’ hard-fought 2-1 triumph over St. Mirren at The SMISA Stadium in Paisley on Sunday, securing a crucial victory for the Light Blues.

The match took an unexpected turn in the 32nd minute when James Bolton inadvertently gave Rangers the lead by directing the ball into his own net. However, the lead proved short-lived as Mikael Mandron swiftly equalized for the home team just five minutes later.

With the scoreline level, the stage was set for Dessers to seize the moment, and he did not disappoint. The forward delivered the winning blow 16 minutes from full time, showcasing his prowess in front of goal and securing his 20th goal across all competitions for Rangers this season.

Throughout the intense encounter, Dessers was on for the entire game as Glasgow Rangers sought maximum points to keep chase of table topping Celtic.

His compatriot Leon Balogun also played a key role, featuring for the full 90 minutes in what proved to be a keenly contested battle on the field.

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