Philippe Clement has got off to winning start with Rangers beating Hibernian 4-0 at Ibrox on the Premiership’s return.
Only two top flight games were played on Saturday with three called off amid a rare red weather warning in parts of the country.
And the home side took all three points in Glasgow thanks to two goals from Abdallah Sima and one each from Nico Raskin and Cyriel Dessers.
It means they cut Celtic’s gap at the top of the table to four points for at least 24 hours before the league leaders take on Hearts in Edinburgh on Sunday.
Clement was taking charge of his first game since replacing Michael Beale and he showed faith in much of the same team that has been playing all season.
James Tavernier retained his place as captain in a back line that also included Scotland international John Souttar, Connor Goldson and Borna Barisic
John Lundstram and Raskin were in midfield with Sam Lammers playing in behind Sima and Scott Wright who started either side of Dessers,
But the Belgian had to make an early change when Barisic picked up an injury and was replaced by Ridvan Yilmaz at left-back.
The game was only 18 minutes old when we got the first goal of the Clement era when Sima opened the scoring to give the home side a lead.
The on-loan Brighton forward showed great pace as he charged forward and left David Marshall with no chance as he fired the ball into the net.
Clement’s countryman Nico Raskin then doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time when he fired a long range shot into Marshall’s bottom corner to make it 2-0 and give the home side a healthy lead.
Todd Cantwell made his return to first-team action when he replaced Scott Wright on the hour-mark.
And it was 3-0 soon after and the three points secured when Sima continued his red-hot form after good work from Dessers inside the box.
The 22-year-old Senegal international now has seven goals in his last seven games and nine for the season.
Dessers then put the icing on the cake when he made it 4-0 and rounded off an encouraging performance for the Ibrox side under their new manager.
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