Rangers returned to full form with a 3-0 thumping of Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena.
Rangers came out into the second leg of the season remarkably flat with a 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock, they ensured that there would be no lingering issues however by following it up with a rousing 3-0 victory over the reeling Livingston.
Ryan Jack got the scoring started at the 30-minute mark with a long-distance shot that the Livingston goalie fumbled away and into the goal. The gaffe was quite terrible, it was low, slow, and not all that well placed shot that the keeper was on and simply let it slip through. In the end, it still counts as a goal though, one that Ryan Jack was more than happy to take.
At the end of the first half though, it did look a bit like the same issues were plaguing the side. Their only goal was the result of a comical keeping mistake and they were not dominating possession. (official tally finished with Rangers at 51%)
Then, come out in the second half, Ryan Kent gave Rangers some breathing room in the 48th minute. Scott Arfield took the ball at the edge of the box and sent a hard pass to Alfredo Morelos, who did a lovely back tap to put it on goal. The keeper parried it away and Kent was waiting, he wasted no time and sent the ball rocketing into the top of the net.
In the 74th minute Alfredo Morelos put the match totally away with a goal. A livingston defensive mistake gave Rangers the ball and Scott Arfield put a lovely through ball up the field that saw Morelos gain a 1 on 1 with the keeper. The Columbian striker calmly dribbled past the keeper and slid the ball into the net.
Livingston would have one opportunity to get a goal back, and Joe Worral was lucky he did not get called for a penalty in his effort to stop the break, but had very few other chances.
The victory gives hope that Rangers will have more attacking punch on the road and puts them back clear into second place in the league.