Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Rangers 3-0 Airdrieonians

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Highlights - Rangers 3-0 Airdrieonians

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.

Line-ups

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 2Foster
  • 5Wallace
  • 4Hutton
  • 6McCulloch
  • 3Mohsni
  • 7PeraltaSubstituted forAirdat 81'minutes
  • 10MacLeodSubstituted forTempletonat 66'minutes
  • 8ClarkSubstituted forLittleat 70'minutes
  • 9Daly
  • 11Law

Substitutes

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

Airdrieonians

  • 1Bullock
  • 2BuchananBooked at 76mins
  • 3Boyle
  • 8Sinclair
  • 4Drummond
  • 5McCormack
  • 7BainSubstituted forCoogansat 86'minutes
  • 10Blockley
  • 11CoultSubstituted forWattat 57'minutes
  • 6Hardie
  • 9Lister

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamRangersAway TeamAirdrieonians
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home19
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home14
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Coogans replaces Jamie Bain.

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

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

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Arnold Peralta.

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.

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

Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

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

Booking

Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

Hand ball by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

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

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

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

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Andrew Little replaces Nicky Clark.

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

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

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

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

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

Foul by Darren McCormack (Airdrieonians).

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Nathan Blockley.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Rangers).

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

Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Lewis Coult.

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

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