Rangers dominated their Cinch Premiership match against Dundee, winning 5-0. The game had some delays due to traffic and was briefly suspended because of flares in the away section. Ryan Jack scored the opening goal in the first half, and in the second half, Danilo, Sam Lammers, Cyriel Dessers, and James Tavernier added four more goals. This victory extended their unbeaten streak to three games under new manager Philippe Clement. Dundee struggled to create attacking opportunities, with Amadou Bakayoko’s second-half shot well saved by Jack Butland.
The start of the match was delayed by 45 minutes because the Rangers team bus got stuck in traffic on the Tay Bridge. After the game began, it was paused for 18 minutes when flares from the visiting fans triggered fire alarms in the stadium. Referee Kevin Clancy led the players off the field.
Dundee made three lineup changes after their previous win against Livingston. They brought in Ricki Lamie, Bakayoko, and Scott Tiffoney, while Jordan McGhee, Lyall Cameron, and Zak Rudden were left out.
Rangers made four changes to their team, swapping out Raskin, Cantwell, Davies, and Dessers for Jack, Balogun, Wright, and Danilo. They started the game well, and Sima missed a chance. Then, Balogun set up Danilo, whose cross was spilled by Carson, and Jack scored the rebound to put Rangers ahead. Dundee tried to respond with a cross, but Balogun cleared it. Carson made up for his mistake with a save from Danilo, although it would probably have been ruled offside.
Malachi Boateng attempted a shot at one end, but Butland, who was guarding the Rangers’ goal, made a comfortable save.
Danilo missed a chance to put Rangers ahead early in the game. Although he created a shooting opportunity from a long pass, his shot missed the target by a wide margin.
However, Danilo was more accurate with his shot after 51 minutes, extending the visitors’ lead. Sima set him up, and Danilo skillfully found the far corner of the net, beyond Carson’s reach.
On the opposite side, Butland made an impressive double save, denying Luke McCowan and Bakayoko as Dundee tried to reduce the gap.
Contrarily, it was Rangers who continued to dominate, scoring three more goals. Lammers opened the scoring with a remarkable long-range shot, and then he assisted Dessers, who finished the job despite Dundee’s claims of a foul during the build-up.
Tavernier secured the fifth goal from a penalty kick after a foul on Dessers by Cameron was deemed by the referee.