Jon Daly scored twice as Rangers eased past Airdrieonians at Ibrox to reach the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Daly curled a shot home on 49 minutes and headed in his 14th goal of the season from a Richard Foster cross shortly afterwards.

Daly was denied a hat-trick by a goal-line clearance.

And the scoring was completed with 10 minutes remaining when substitute David Templeton converted a clever delivery from Nicky Law.

Ahead of kick-off, Abba hit 'Fernando' was played in tribute to former Ibrox player Fernando Ricksen, who this week revealed he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

There was also a minute of applause by fans after two minutes - reflecting his squad number - in support of the Dutchman.

Kyle Hutton made his first start of the season after injury and the Rangers midfielder had a shot deflected wide before forcing a save from veteran Tony Bullock, who was loaned out by Arbroath for the game.

Airdrie were unable to play regular keeper Scott Gallagher since he has been borrowed from Rangers and Bullock looked on as Nicky Clark and Lee McCulloch went close with headers.

However, the Diamonds' resistance was broken soon after the restart as the visitors failed to clear a Peralta cross and Daly found the far bottom corner of the net.

The Irishman doubled his tally four minutes later when he threw himself at Foster's cross to leave Bullock with no chance.

Home fans were calling for a penalty when Airdrie skipper Darren McCormack smothered the ball with his body in the area but referee John Beaton awarded an indirect free-kick.

McCulloch's shot from next to the penalty spot then failed to breach the wall of Airdrie players strung across the goal.

Daly was denied his hat-trick when his shot was hooked off the line as Rangers continued to press.

Templeton put the tie beyond Airdrie with 10 minutes to go when he met Law's cut-back 15 yards out and stroked home goal number three for Rangers.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Rangers

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Foster
  • 05 Wallace
  • 04 Hutton
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 07 Peralta (Aird - 81' )
  • 10 MacLeod (Templeton - 66' )
  • 08 Clark (Little - 70' )
  • 09 Daly
  • 11 Law

Substitutes

  • 12 Templeton
  • 14 Little
  • 15 Faure
  • 16 Simonsen
  • 17 Crawford
  • 18 Aird
  • 19 Smith

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Bullock
  • 02 Buchanan Booked
  • 03 Boyle
  • 08 Sinclair
  • 04 Drummond
  • 05 McCormack
  • 07 Bain (Coogans - 86' )
  • 10 Blockley
  • 11 Coult (Watt - 57' )
  • 06 Hardie
  • 09 Lister

Substitutes

  • 12 O'Byrne
  • 13 Duncan
  • 14 McLaren
  • 15 Coogans
  • 16 Watt
  • 18 Barclay
Ref: John Beaton
Att: 22,533

Match Stats

Shots

19 1

On target

5 1

Corners

14 0

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

90:00 +0:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

86:23

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

85:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Coogans replaces Jamie Bain.

83:52

Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:14

Fraser Aird (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:14

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Arnold Peralta.

79:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Law.

78:04

Andrew Little (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:04

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

76:13

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

75:43 Booking

Booking Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

75:36

David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:36

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

75:18

Hand ball by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

74:38

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

73:14

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

72:17

Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:17

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

71:33

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:33

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

69:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Nicky Clark.

67:50

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

67:38

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

66:18

Jonathan Daly (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:18

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

66:04

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

65:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Lewis MacLeod.

65:27

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

64:50

Kyle Hutton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:50

Foul by Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians).

59:52

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

59:04

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

58:05

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

58:05

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:15

Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

57:15

Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Lewis Coult.

55:18

Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

54:54

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

54:00

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

53:33

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

52:54

Attempt saved. James Lister (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 2, Airdrieonians 0. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Richard Foster.

51:07

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:07

Foul by David Sinclair (Airdrieonians).

48:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 1, Airdrieonians 0. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arnold Peralta.

48:08

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:08

Foul by Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians).

47:35

Attempt missed. Arnold Peralta (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:22

Attempt saved. Arnold Peralta (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Rangers 0, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Rangers 0, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 +0:40

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

42:26

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

42:26

Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:57

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

37:00

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:00

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

35:51

Attempt saved. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

33:15

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

33:15

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:22

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

30:54

Arnold Peralta (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:54

Foul by Lewis Coult (Airdrieonians).

30:30

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

27:57

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:00

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

27:00

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:42

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:42

Foul by Grant Drummond (Airdrieonians).

23:54

Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

23:12

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

19:00

Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:58

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

17:00

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:57

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

16:36

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

16:36

David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:06

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:06

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

14:03

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

14:03

Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:36

Kyle Hutton (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:36

Foul by James Lister (Airdrieonians).

12:19

Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:41

Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).

10:41

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:12

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

7:12

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:33

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

6:33

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:19

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

5:19

David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:31

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

2:11

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

1:37

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

1:18

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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