Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Rangers 5-0 Peterhead

Niko Kranjcar scores
Niko Kranjcar scored his second goal in this season's League Cup

Niko Kranjcar scored and set up two goals for Clint Hill as Rangers eased past Peterhead to reach the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals.

Kranjcar's impressive strike put Rangers in front and the midfielder's corner led to Hill netting the hosts' second from close range.

A Fiacre Kelleher own goal extended the home side's advantage after the break.

Peterhead then had Nathan Blockley sent off before Hill headed in a Kranjcar corner and Joe Dodoo fired the fifth.

Though Rangers started their Premiership campaign with a 1-1 draw with Hamilton Academical on Saturday, they had won all four of their League Cup first-round group games without losing a goal.

And they set about continuing that record in the competition, with former Tottenham Hotspur man Kranjcar particularly influential.

Clint Hill celebrates
Hill (far right) scored his first Rangers goals

The Croatian collected Dodoo's pass and swept a shot into the near top corner from the right edge of the penalty area.

James Tavernier had a shot turned on to the crossbar by goalkeeper Graeme Smith before Hill scrambled in his first Rangers goal - a tap-in from Kranjcar's pin-point delivery.

Kelleher diverted Michael O'Halloran's cross into his own net early in the second period.

A reckless tackle by Blockley on Joey Barton was punished with a red card not long before Hill's powerful header converted another Kranjcar corner.

And Dodoo completed the scoring with a clinical finish from Tavernier's cut-back.

Line-ups

Rangers

  • 25Gilks
  • 2Tavernier
  • 4Kiernan
  • 3Hill
  • 17Hodson
  • 19KranjcarSubstituted forMcKayat 62'minutes
  • 8BartonSubstituted forHoltat 62'minutes
  • 18RossiterSubstituted forHallidayat 62'minutes
  • 29O'Halloran
  • 14Dodoo
  • 15Forrester

Substitutes

  • 1Foderingham
  • 9Miller
  • 10McKay
  • 16Halliday
  • 23Holt
  • 27Bates

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2StrachanBooked at 22mins
  • 4RossBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMcIntoshat 54'minutes
  • 5RumsbyBooked at 70mins
  • 3Noble
  • 6Kelleher
  • 7StevensonSubstituted forRileyat 53'minutes
  • 10Ferry
  • 11BlockleyBooked at 55mins
  • 8RedmanSubstituted forNassorat 61'minutes
  • 9McAllister

Substitutes

  • 12Brown
  • 14McIntosh
  • 15Riley
  • 16Dzierzawski
  • 17Nassor
  • 18Samuels
  • 21Hobday
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
27,076

Match Stats

Home TeamRangersAway TeamPeterhead
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home23
Away4
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rangers 5, Peterhead 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rangers 5, Peterhead 0.

Attempt saved. Jason Holt (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Simon Ferry.

Foul by Rob Kiernan (Rangers).

Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Halloran (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by James Tavernier.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

Attempt missed. Scott Rumsby (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt blocked. Clint Hill (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Steven Noble.

Booking

Scott Rumsby (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Peterhead).

James Tavernier (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

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

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Rory McAllister.

Goal!

Goal! Rangers 5, Peterhead 0. Joseph Dodoo (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tavernier.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Barrie McKay replaces Niko Kranjcar.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Jason Holt replaces Joey Barton.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Andy Halliday replaces Jordan Rossiter.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Salim Nassor replaces Jamie Redman.

Foul by Harry Forrester (Rangers).

Jamie Redman (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Rangers 4, Peterhead 0. Clint Hill (Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar with a cross.

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

Joey Barton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Nathan Blockley (Peterhead) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Nathan Blockley (Peterhead).

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Jamie Redman.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Leighton McIntosh replaces Scott Ross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Nicky Riley replaces Jamie Stevenson.

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

Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blockley (Peterhead) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead42118628
2East Fife42115418
3Dundee4211155107
4Forfar4112411-75
5Dumbarton4022713-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Johnstone4310112910
2Falkirk42025416
3Stirling420267-16
4Brechin411258-35
5Elgin4103612-63

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inverness CT43101531210
2Dundee Utd4220103710
3Dunfermline42027706
4Cowdenbeath4103411-73
5Arbroath4013113-121

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Alloa4400102812
2Raith Rovers42115418
3Ross County421111477
4Cove Rangers4103413-93
5Montrose400418-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Partick Thistle440092712
2Queen of Sth43016249
3Airdrieonians411257-25
4Queen's Park411257-24
5Stenhousemuir400429-70

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers44001001012
2Motherwell43019369
3Stranraer420258-36
4Annan Athletic410347-33
5East Stirlingshire4004111-100

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton430110559
2Ayr43015239
3St Mirren43017529
4Livingston410367-13
5Edinburgh City4004211-90

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton431050511
2Kilmarnock42115507
3Clyde411245-15
4Albion403112-15
5Berwick402236-32
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