THE decision to award Rangers a penalty after Fashion Sakala went down in the box has been hailed as a 'good spot'.

The Ibrox side were trailing Aberdeen 2-1 before John Beaton pointed to the spot and James Tavernier fired hom the penalty to take a point.

Sakala went down in the box under the challenge of David Bates as Tavernier floated a ball towards the striker. 

And after thinking it was the wrong call on first viewing, BBC Sportscene pundit James McFadden hailed Beaton's decision to award the spot-kick.

He said: "I have to say, initially I didn't think it was. I can only assume that the referee has got a view. 

"I think when you see the contact David Bates is trying to catch and he puts his arm round Fashion Sakala and then when you see it, he does have a hold of his shirt.

"He steps across him, he gets the wrong side. You have to say, in the end it's a good spot."

And fellow pundit on the show Shelley Kerr was in total agreement as she gave her thoughts on the crucial call. 

"It was hard to see the first angle but you usually can tell with the reaction of the players and the only one that was complaining was Scott Brown, surprise surprise", said Kerr.

"That's what Scott does, he is a leader. But, for me it was a penalty."

Aberdeen had raced into a two-goal lead at Ibrox courtesy of goals from Christian Ramirez and Scott Brown.

But Alfredo Morelos pulled one back before Tavernier's penalty levelled the match as it ended a draw.