Rangers returned to winning ways as they came from behind to conquer 10-man Livingston 3-1, as new signing Ryan Kent limped away with a hamstring injury, however there was cause for concern.
A dominant first-half performance from Rangers, which afforded lots of chances but no targets, finished after pulling up from the Livi half with former loanee Kent limping away in the 41st minute.
The people broke the deadlock from the penalty spot just two weeks into the second half, using Steven Lawless firing home after Scott Arfield had triggered in the box Lyndon Dykes.
But Rangers hit back via a James Tavernier free-kick in the 55th minute before goals from Alfredo Morelos and substitute Brandon Barker – both sides of Dykes’ sending-off – wrapped maximum points up.
Rangers had the lion’s share of possession but, although there was some positive buildup play against the hosts, but it took him 11 minutes to register the game’s first shot.
The home side continued to drive for an opener and Sheyi Ojo needed a good chance in the 23rd minute when he took the ball round visiting with goalkeeper Ross Stewart but he couldn’t keep it.
And then Rangers replaced with new boy Barker and were dealt a blow in the 41st minute when Kent was unable to last.
As the referee pointed to the place just more than a second in later Arfield fouled Dykes, livi created a dream start. And Lawless scored his third league goal of the year from 12 metres to place Gary Holt’s men 1-0 up.
But Rangers went straight in and hit in the 55th minute when the free kick from the left side of Tavernier evaded everyone in a box.
When Tavernier’s corner was flicked on by Aribo and Morelos and Rangers took the lead for the very first time at the game in the 71st minute.
Livi were reduced to ten men at the 73rd minute when Dykes has been presented with a second yellow card for a foul on Connor Goldson, and Rangers made it 3-1 six minutes later when Barker finished off a quick attack with a nice conclusion to indicate his own league debut with a first goal for the team.
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