Phillipe Clement continued his unbeaten start as Rangers supervisor with a dominant Scottish Premiership triumph at Dundee in a video game which began 45 minutes late and was then stopped after flares were triggered in the away end.
Traffic held up the Rangers group bus to postpone begin by 45 minutes, then 2 minutes into the match Rangers fans triggered a sea of flares which swallowed up Dens Park in smoke, triggering the smoke alarm and requiring the gamers withdraw the pitch.
When play did resume 15 minutes later on, Ryan Jack stabbed Rangers into an early lead after goalkeeper Trevor Carson spilled Danilo’s shot throughout his own objective.
Dundee kept themselves in touch for the remainder of the half as Carson redeemed himself by rejecting Danilo from point-blank variety, however the Brazilian striker would not be rejected 6 minutes into the 2nd half.
Cool death by Scott Wright and Abdallah Sima teed him as much as stroke in Rangers’ important 2nd objective, and it was not a surprise when 3rd shown up.
Sam Lammers – who had actually gone 16 video games without scoring – moved the ball onto his left foot and smashed the ball into the net by means of the crossbar.
Cyriel Dessers completed well to include a questionable 4th, after referee Kevin Clancy appeared to unintentionally restrain Dundee midfielder Luke McCowan in the construct up as he was about to get the ball.
The referee did not stop play and Rangers countered up the pitch, playing in Dessers who tucked the ball past Carson.
James Tavernier did also from the charge area after a VAR evaluation identified a nasty by Lyall Cameron on the Rangers captain in package.
That topped an effective Rangers efficiency, and Clement’s side return to 5 points behind leaders Celtic.
Gamer of the match – Danilo (Rangers)
Danilo warming to Scottish football – analysis
This was a motivating assaulting display screen from Rangers. Danilo, Wright, Sima, and Lammers integrated nicely in tight locations, something previous supervisor Michael Beale had actually attempted, however stopped working, to cultivate.
Danilo in specific looks like he is warming to Scottish football after a sluggish start, revealing sharp motion in the box and ultimately discovering an excellent surface.
Rangers would still like him to be more callous with his possibilities, in specific when individually with the goalkeeper as he put 2 efforts directly at Carson, however that might can be found in time.
And Lammers’ marvel strike might be transformational for his self-confidence after a 16-game dry spell.
It is still early days for Clement however this was as incisive and dominant as Rangers have actually been this season.
When it comes to Dundee, Carson’s mistake put them on the back foot right away which is precisely what groups wish to prevent versus the Old Firm.
They handled to put some pressure on Rangers in flurries, with goalkeeper Jack Butland rejecting Amadou Bakayoko two times after he made a complimentary header and caught a rebound from McCowan’s shot.
The mindset was great and they kept going, however in the 2nd half it ended up being a battle. Still, this is just their 3rd league defeat and the others came versus Celtic and third-place St Mirren.
It’s been a strong start to life back in the Premiership for Tony Docherty’s side, who sit ninth in a securely loaded table.
What they stated
Dundee supervisor Tony Docherty: “I wish to make certain that never ever takes place once again. I was truly dissatisfied – if you’re losing 2-0, keep it 2-0 do not lose 3, 4, or 5.
“I can’t be too tough on the young boys due to the fact that they have actually been wonderful. We’ve had healthy home kind and we’ve been competitive in every match. Tonight, things simply escaped from us.”
Rangers supervisor Phillipe Clement: “If you score 5 objectives and had a great deal of other possibilities and you kept a tidy sheet – although Jack [Butland] conserved us a couple of times – then you can be delighted.
“I was not so pleased after the very first half. We did ok, however our pace was too low and we were not enthusiastic sufficient to make the 2nd objective.
“I’m far more pleased with the 2nd half. And gamers returned from injury like Ryan Jack and Leon Balogun. Everyone is beginning to comprehend increasingly more what we wish to do together.”
Dundee face Livingston in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday at Dens Park (14:00 GMT) while Rangers are at Hampden to play Hearts in the semi-final of the Viaplay Cup an hour later on (15:00).
- 5ShaughnessyScheduled at 24mins
- 12LamieReplacemented forRuddenat 45′minutesReserved at 76mins
- 28SyllaScheduled at 19mins
- 7TiffoneyAlternatived toKerrat 45′minutes
- 17McCowanReplacemented forCameronat 85′minutesReserved at 90mins
- 23BoatengReplacemented forHowleyat 72′minutes
- 9BakayokoReplacemented forPinedaat 79′minutes
- 27BalogunReserved at 21mins
- 8JackReplacemented forCifuentesat 76′minutes
- 23WrightAlternatived toMcCauslandat 85′minutes
- 14LammersAlternatived toDowellat 85′minutes
- 19SimaAlternatived toCantwellat 61′minutes
- 99Pereira da SilvaAlternatived toDessersat 77′minutes
- Kevin Clancy
Match ends, Dundee 0, Rangers 5.
2nd Half ends, Dundee 0, Rangers 5.
Corner, Dundee. Yielded by Ridvan Yilmaz.
Objective! Dundee 0, Rangers 5. James Tavernier (Rangers) transforms the charge with an ideal footed shot down left corner.
Lyall Cameron (Dundee) is revealed the yellow card for a bad nasty.
VAR Decision: Penalty Rangers.
Charge Rangers. James Tavernier draws a nasty in the charge location.
Charge yielded by Lyall Cameron (Dundee) after a nasty in the charge location.
Try obstructed. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) best footed shot from the centre of package is obstructed. Helped by James Tavernier.
Alternative, Dundee. Lyall Cameron changes Luke McCowan.
Replacement, Rangers. Kieran Dowell changes Sam Lammers.
Alternative, Rangers. Ross McCausland changes Scott Wright.
John Lundstram (Rangers) wins a complimentary kick in the protective half.
Foul by Luke McCowan (Dundee).
Objective! Dundee 0, Rangers 4. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of package to the centre of the objective. Helped by Sam Lammers following a quick break.
Try conserved. Sam Lammers (Rangers) best footed shot from the centre of package is conserved in the bottom left corner.
Try obstructed. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) ideal footed shot from extremely close quarters is obstructed.
Sam Lammers (Rangers) wins a totally free kick in the protective half.
Foul by Cammy Kerr (Dundee).
Alternative, Dundee. Diego Pineda changes Amadou Bakayoko.
Gamer of the match
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Team number29Gamer namePortales
Team number31Gamer nameCarson
Team number9Gamer nameBakayoko
Team number5Gamer nameShaughnessy
Team number12Gamer nameLamie
Team number7Gamer nameTiffoney
Team number2Gamer nameKerr
Team number20Gamer nameRudden
Team number23Gamer nameBoateng
Team number25Gamer nameDonnelly
Team number17Gamer nameMcCowan
Team number28Gamer nameSylla
Team number3Gamer nameBeck
Team number21Gamer nameHowley
Team number10Gamer nameCameron
Team number11Gamer namePineda
Team number99Gamer nameDanilo
Team number1Gamer nameButland
Team number27Gamer nameBalogun
Team number4Gamer nameLundstram
Team number8Gamer nameJack
Team number19Gamer nameSima
Team number9Gamer nameDessers
Team number3Gamer nameYilmaz
Team number6Gamer nameGoldson
Team number2Gamer nameTavernier
Team number23Gamer nameWright
Team number13Gamer nameCantwell
Team number14Gamer nameLammers
Team number45Gamer nameMcCausland
Team number15Gamer nameCifuentes
Team number20Gamer nameDowell
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