WATCH: USMNT hopeful Malik Tillman scores hugely controversial goal for Rangers after Partick Thistle attempt to give ball back following stoppage
- Tillman bagged extremely controversial goal
- Sparked brawl between two teams
- Beale ordered his side allow goal against them
WHAT HAPPENED? Partick Thistle looked to be gearing up to return the ball to Rangers after they kicked it out of play for one of their players to receive treatment. However, Tillman stole it off Thistle defender Kevin Holt and had a clear run at goal due to the nature of the situation. He scored, putting Rangers 2-1 up in the Scottish Cup fifth-round tie and sparked some ugly scenes as a brawl erupted between both sets of players. Michael Beale, the manager at Ibrox, then ordered his team to let Thistle score by way of an apology for the situation.
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Malik Tillman gives Rangers the lead in controversial circumstances which infuriates the visitors 😠
Michael Beale then steps in and orders his side to allow Partick Thistle to score 👏🔵#ScottishCup | @ScottishCup pic.twitter.com/iUOtLalNGO
THE BIGGER PICTURE: USMNT's other Rangers player, James Sands, eventually ensured the debacle was for nothing as he scored the winner five minutes from time to send Beale's side into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
WHAT NEXT FOR RANGERS? Rangers face Livingston next before an Old Firm meeting with Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final on February 26.