Motherwell midfielder Liam Polworth has asked questions of Rangers captain James Tavernier after the right-back ‘magically’ won a penalty for his side.

The midfielder featured as the Well fell to a 2-1 defeat at Ibrox. After Devante Cole handed the visitors an early lead, Rangers fought back via goals from Jermain Defoe and Filip Helander.

Motherwell and Rangers battled on Sunday.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Polworth isn’t happy with Tavernier though. He told the Motherwell Times: “Some of the referee’s decisions really weren’t right. Donnelly’s clearly tripped in the build-up to the first goal.

“They got a penalty out of nothing. It’s never a penalty. I think it’s clear that obviously they’ve shouted for a few handballs before it. Then all of a sudden magically they get a penalty out of nothing.

“He (Tavernier) kicked the ball out the side of the pitch then just fell over. I don’t know what’s happened there but from my part in it at the time it definitely wasn’t a penalty.”

Polworth wasn’t happy with Rangers skipper Tavernier

When the whistle was blown for a penalty, Polworth reacted furiously, giving Rangers man Tavernier a piece of his mind.

Polworth fired back. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Looking back at it, you can sort of see why Polworth was angry. The Rangers skipper gets in front of him with a heavy touch, but there is contact.

Whether it was enough to make him go down was another thing but Tavernier certainly made the most of the situation. In the end though it was Polworth who had the last laugh as the Gers captain missed the spot kick.

It still seems as if Polworth’s annoyed over the incident following the Ibrox battle.

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