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Watch: Malta international Brown scores screamer against Rangers

Malta international James Brown scored his first-ever goal for St Johnstone when he put his Scottish Premier League side ahead in a stunning 2-1 win over Rangers on Sunday.

The clock marked 40 minutes when Brown took the ball on the edge of the area and let fly a thunderous drive that flew into the top corner of the net to the delight of the home fans.

For Brown this was a momentous occasion as while it put the Saints ahead it also marked his first goal for the club.

James Brown fires home the opening goal for St Johnstone against Rangers.

The goal came at a very crucial time for Brown as the wing back is hopeful to be named in Malta’s squad for this month’s friendly double header against Ireland and Greece.

The lateral defender made his debut for Malta in the 2-1 friendly win over Israel last September.

St Johnstone went on to clinch the three points as Neil Clark doubled his team lead with another fine strike just past the hour.

James Tavernier pulled a goal back for Rangers, but St Johnstone managed to preserve their lead until the end for a famous victory.

The result lifted St Johnstone to fifth place in the standings on 19 points, ten adrift of leaders Celtic.

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