Rangers return to summit with victory over Hibs

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James Tavernier scoresJames Tavernier's 22nd goal of the season broke the deadlock for the visitors.

Rangers returned to the summit of the Scottish Premiership as they picked off Hibernian at Ibrox.

A frenetic first half saw James Tavernier and Cyriel Dessers score either side of a Myziane Maolida equaliser for the visitors, whose top-six hopes were dented with two games left before the split.

VAR chaos reigned earlier when Rangers were awarded a contentious penalty missed by Tavernier before Scott Wright smacked home the rebound, only to be penalised for encroachment.

The second period slowed down as Rangers kept things ticking over, before substitute Rabbi Matondo settled the game with a gorgeous curling effort.

With an Old Firm derby looming next weekend, Phillippe Clement's side are two points ahead of Celtic, who will have played a game more when they travel to Livingston on Sunday.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Rangers

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Butland
  • 2Tavernier
  • 6Goldson
  • 5Souttar
  • 31BarisicBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMcCauslandat 67'minutes
  • 42DiomandeBooked at 87mins
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23WrightSubstituted forSterlingat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 13CantwellSubstituted forLawrenceat 58'minutes
  • 7Fábio SilvaSubstituted forMatondoat 79'minutes
  • 9DessersSubstituted forSimaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Lawrence
  • 17Matondo
  • 19Sima
  • 21Sterling
  • 27Balogun
  • 28McCrorie
  • 38King
  • 43Raskin
  • 45McCausland

Hibernian

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 12CaddenSubstituted forLevittat 83'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 5Fish
  • 33BushiriBooked at 90mins
  • 21ObitaSubstituted forStevensonat 83'minutes
  • 23TriantisBooked at 20minsSubstituted forMoriah-Welshat 59'minutes
  • 7YouanSubstituted forBoyleat 70'minutes
  • 20Marcondes
  • 11Newell
  • 17Maolida
  • 19Le FondreSubstituted forda Veiga Vieira Tavaresat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hanlon
  • 6Levitt
  • 10Boyle
  • 13Wollacott
  • 14Mayenda
  • 16Stevenson
  • 29da Veiga Vieira Tavares
  • 30Moriah-Welsh
  • 44MacIntyre

Referee:David Dickinson

Attendance:50,304

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Rangers 3, Hibernian 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Hibernian 1.

  3. Attempt missed. Abdallah Sima (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rabbi Matondo following a fast break.

  4. Rocky Bushiri (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Tom Lawrence (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Foul by Rocky Bushiri (Hibernian).

  7. Rabbi Matondo (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Foul by Nathan Moriah-Welsh (Hibernian).

  9. Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Delay in match because of an injury James Tavernier (Rangers).

  11. Dujon Sterling (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Dylan Levitt (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Foul by Dujon Sterling (Rangers).

  14. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by John Souttar.

  16. Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by John Souttar.

  17. Mohamed Diomande (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Foul by Mohamed Diomande (Rangers).

  19. Myziane Maolida (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Goal! Rangers 3, Hibernian 1. Rabbi Matondo (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dujon Sterling.

Player of the match

Moriah-WelshNathan Moriah-Welsh

with an average of 9.08

Rangers

  1. Squad number17Player nameMatondo

  2. Squad number21Player nameSterling

  3. Squad number1Player nameButland

  4. Squad number2Player nameTavernier

  5. Squad number4Player nameLundstram

  6. Squad number9Player nameDessers

  7. Squad number19Player nameSima

  8. Squad number5Player nameSouttar

  9. Squad number13Player nameCantwell

  10. Squad number45Player nameMcCausland

  11. Squad number11Player nameLawrence

  12. Squad number7Player nameFábio Silva

  13. Squad number42Player nameDiomande

  14. Squad number6Player nameGoldson

  15. Squad number23Player nameWright

  16. Squad number31Player nameBarisic

Hibernian

  1. Squad number30Player nameMoriah-Welsh

  2. Squad number1Player nameMarshall

  3. Squad number5Player nameFish

  4. Squad number17Player nameMaolida

  5. Squad number12Player nameCadden

  6. Squad number7Player nameYouan

  7. Squad number11Player nameNewell

  8. Squad number19Player nameLe Fondre

  9. Squad number21Player nameObita

  10. Squad number20Player nameEmiliano Marcondes

  11. Squad number23Player nameTriantis

  12. Squad number33Player nameBushiri

  13. Squad number10Player nameBoyle

  14. Squad number16Player nameStevenson

  15. Squad number6Player nameLevitt

  16. Squad number29Player nameJair Tavares

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