League One leaders Rangers secured their 16th successive victory with a comfortable win over Airdrieonians.

After a goalless first half, Jon Daly scored his 16th goal of the season and Lee McCulloch converted a penalty.

Daly's header came only 30 seconds after the interval and McCulloch hit the net after David Templeton was fouled by Gregor Buchanan.

The win extends Rangers' lead at the top of League One to 16 points and also maintains their winning streak.

McCoist's side knocked on the door as early as eight minutes when Lee Wallace's deep cross was met by the in-form Daly to no avail.

Clark, replacing the injured Andrew Little, was presented with a superb chance after 16 minutes, controlling a wasteful kick-out from Andrew Duncan but lashing past the far post.

The closest Gary Bollan's men came to troubling Cammy Bell was from an over-ambitious bicycle kick from Jamie Bain, but Rangers continued to dominate towards the end of the half.

Wallace unleashed a 30-yard drive that trundled through to Clark, who had his close-range finish saved by Duncan at his bottom left-hand corner.

Nicky Law's incisive and tireless energy in midfield was Rangers' biggest source of creativity in the first half and the Englishman would have been presented with three open goals if the Light Blues had been sharp enough.

The former Motherwell midfielder roamed clear on 35 minutes, cutting back cleverly to Wallace, who blazed over the bar under intense pressure from the Lanarkshire side.

Rangers came out from the interval and, within 30 seconds, Honduras international Arnold Peralta crossed for Daly, who headed into the far corner of the net.

His strike-partner, Clark, missed three gilt-edge chances, denied twice by Duncan and then by the woodwork after 54 minutes.

The Ibrox side were awarded a spot-kick on 63 minutes after David Templeton was fouled by right-back Gregor Buchanan and McCulloch fired home his second penalty in two games.

McCoist was able to stretch his squad depth with Lewis MacLeod returning to first-team action from the bench as Rangers cruised to another convincing win.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Rangers

  • 01 Bell
  • 02 Faure
  • 05 Wallace
  • 08 Black Booked
  • 06 McCulloch
  • 03 Mohsni
  • 04 Peralta (Aird - 77' )
  • 11 Law
  • 09 Daly
  • 10 Clark (MacLeod - 77' )
  • 07 Templeton (Crawford - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 12 MacLeod
  • 14 Aird
  • 15 Crawford
  • 16 Simonsen
  • 17 Sanchez Cribari
  • 18 Hutton
  • 19 Smith

Airdrieonians

  • 01 Duncan
  • 02 Buchanan
  • 03 Boyle Booked
  • 06 Hardie
  • 04 Drummond
  • 05 McCormack
  • 07 Bain Booked (Watt - 84' )
  • 08 Sinclair (Trialist - 84' )
  • 09 Lister
  • 10 Blockley Booked
  • 11 Coogans Booked

Substitutes

  • 00 Trialist
  • 12 Coult
  • 14 O'Byrne
  • 15 Watt
  • 16 McLaren
  • 17 Grier
  • 19 Barclay
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 43,158

Match Stats

Shots

26 7

On target

11 2

Corners

6 0

Fouls

14 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rangers 2, Airdrieonians 0.

90:00 +1:29 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Rangers 2, Airdrieonians 0.

89:31

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:31

Foul by Trialist (Airdrieonians).

88:19

Attempt missed. Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

87:27

Attempt missed. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

87:01

Foul by Robert Crawford (Rangers).

87:01

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

85:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Robert Crawford replaces David Templeton.

85:18 Booking

Booking Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

85:13

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

85:13

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

84:41

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

83:53 Booking

Booking Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

83:46

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

83:46

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

83:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Trialist replaces David Sinclair.

83:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Jamie Bain.

82:11

Sebastien Faure (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:11

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

79:39

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by David Sinclair.

79:18

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

76:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Lewis MacLeod replaces Nicky Clark.

76:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Arnold Peralta.

74:51

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

73:17 Booking

Booking Ian Black (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

73:06

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

73:06

Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:45

Attempt missed. James Lister (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

70:16

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

70:00

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

70:00

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

69:26

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

69:26

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

68:00 Booking

Booking Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

67:49

Ian Black (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:49

Foul by Liam Coogans (Airdrieonians).

65:56

Foul by David Templeton (Rangers).

65:56

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:29

Attempt saved. David Sinclair (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:00

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

65:00

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rangers 2, Airdrieonians 0. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

63:19

Penalty Rangers. David Templeton draws a foul in the penalty area.

63:19

Penalty conceded by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) after a foul in the penalty area.

62:13

Attempt missed. Ian Black (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

60:54

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

59:36

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:12

Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

58:12

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:43

Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:32

Attempt saved. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:52

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

55:52

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

54:13

Nicky Clark (Rangers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

53:09

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

53:09

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

49:20

Nicky Clark (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:20

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

48:50

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:16

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:34 Goal scored

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

45:00

Second Half begins Rangers 0, Airdrieonians 0.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

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

45:00 +0:22

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:36

David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:36

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

44:11

Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:11

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

43:14

Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).

43:14

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:40

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:59

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

38:29 Booking

Booking Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

38:16

Lee Wallace (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:16

Foul by Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians).

37:34

Attempt missed. David Templeton (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

37:17

Attempt saved. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

36:45

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

36:45

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians).

35:30

Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

31:23

Attempt missed. Ian Black (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

30:21

Attempt saved. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:50

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

29:01

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

29:01

Foul by Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians).

27:33

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

27:33

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

27:00

Attempt missed. Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

26:17

Foul by Sebastien Faure (Rangers).

26:17

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

25:55

Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

25:55

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

24:55

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

23:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) with an attempt from outside the box misses to the left.

21:27

Attempt missed. Lee McCulloch (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

21:10

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

17:35

Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

16:33

Attempt missed. Nicky Clark (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:51

Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

15:51

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:27

Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

10:55

Foul by Lee Wallace (Rangers).

10:55

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:26

Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

8:58

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

7:57

Attempt saved. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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