Rangers continue 100% Championship start by thrashing Queen of the South

30 August 2015 01:57
Rangers moved two points clear at the top of the Championship as they beat Queen of the South 5-1 at Palmerston. Goals from Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Barrie McKay, plus two Martyn Waghorn penalties ensured Mark Warburton became the first Gers manager since Bill Struth in 1920 to win his first eight games in charge.James Fowler’s team did pull one back with nine minutes left when Aidan Smith ran in to beat Wes Foderingham, but the damage had already been done to Queens and their 100% winning league start. Halliday put Rangers ahead on 28 minutes but the game turned firmly in their favour just after the break were not typically first-half showing was not the kind of swashbuckling in the first half butdisplay which has so enthused the Rangers support so far this term but therethey still had enough class to cut Queens open as Halliday put them ahead on 28 minutes. At the start of the second half that the hosts who saw their hopes evaporate following two controversial moments at the start of the second half swung the game decisively in Rangers’ favour. First Derek Lyle was sent off on 48 minutes after a clash with Rob Kiernan, which was a soft call by The forward definitely motioned with his head towards the former Wigan defender but it was a soft call by referee Bobby Madden, then three minutes later when Rangers won a penalty, as Andy Dowie collided with Dominic Ball and Rangers were awarded a penalty. Waghorn despatched the spot-kick and the game was then rapidly put beyond Queens’ grasp as Gers completed the rout. completely on the hour mark as Holt ran on to Gedion Zelalem’s pass before finishing at the second attempt. Related: Leigh Griffiths helps Celtic survive early scare to beat St Johnstone Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian