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Summary

  1. Rangers cut gap on Dons to nine points
  2. Rangers end Aberdeen's 10-game home winning run
  3. Miller (2) and Dodoo for Rangers
  4. Rooney with Dons' best chance
  5. Rangers' Garner & Waghorn with first-half chances

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

Miller time

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

So, Rangers earn bragging rights and narrow the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to nine points courtesy of Kenny Miller's double and a Joe Dodoo cameo.

You can read Chris McLaughlin's match report here 

We'll have highlights of all of yesterday's Premiership games on our website from 18:00 BST and the highlights from Pittodrie will appear later.

Thanks for your company this afternoon; enjoy the rest of your weekend. Cheers.


          Kenny Miller celebrates one of his two goals against Aberdeen
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Kenny Miller was Aberdeen's tormentor-in-chief

Measured McInnes

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

Football pundit Alex Rae on Derek McInnes's post-match thoughts: "For 30-35 minutes he had total control, his offensive players got more and more into the game, his full-backs got up high. You can hear the disappointment in his voice but one of the key points was that this was a reminder that they can't get complacent. Aberdeen have had a good season. It could be one of their best seasons in a long time. He was very measured in what he said."

Dons penalty claim?

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

Football pundit Michael Stewart, enticing viewers to watch Sportscene at 10:30 BST on BBC One Scotland this evening, promises to look at the Aberdeen penalty claim in the first half when Niall McGinn was brought down by Rangers centre-half Danny Wilson. He believes the Dons may have had a case for a spot-kick.

McInnes believes Dons will finish second

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

"We've got six league games left and we've got a Scottish Cup semi-final in two weeks," says Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes. 

"Sometimes you've got to make sure you react the right way and we normally do. Today we didn't. 

"It's a sore one for us, there's no doubt about it. In the eyes of our supporters that's a huge disappointment today, and we understand that.

"But the players are disappointed, as we all are. While we've lost the fight today, it's important we still win the battle for second and hopefully get ourselves into a cup final.

"When you lose a game like today, you've got to remember that we've still got plenty to look forward to.

"Hopefully, a Hampden cup final and finish in second spot. I firmly believe that we'll do that."     

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
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Derek McInnes: "It's a sore one for us..."

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Michael Williams : The Dons will finish 2nd! St.Johnstone more of a threat to 3rd place than 2nd place being under threat!!   

Jamie Wilson : Rangers will drop points before the end of the season. 2 more wins should be enough for the dons.

Stephen MacDonald :Dons will finish 2nd.  

McInnes laments 'crazy' five-minute spell

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

"We had control of the game and I thought we were the better team, certainly in the second half," said Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.

"Their goalkeeper has made a couple of very good saves, one in particular from Rooney, I thought it was past him to be honest.

"We've had a few opportunities to get the first goal."    

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
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Derek McInnes says Aberdeen contributed to their own downfall

"At 0-0 I didn't feel any threat and I thought the goal was coming. But, unfortunately for us, we've played a part in our own downfall: giving away a poor goal, and a crazy four or five minutes."    

Dons reaction

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We'll bring you the post-match reaction of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes asap! 

How it stands..

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

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Caixinha 'happy' after Rangers victory

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

"It was a really important match for us," Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has told Sky Sports.

"It was crucial. We were facing a very strong side. Everyone was committed and knew what they had to do. 

"The team did great, fantastic. I'm very happy. We need to keep going; this win will give us a lot of confidence."

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha
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Pedro Caixinha praised Rangers for a "fantastic" display at Pittodrie

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Glenn:  Too easy, can we play you every week  

Fryers : How on earth are Aberdeen second? Poor side  

Rob Mac : I fear this Aberdeen team may be consistent but doesn't have enough necessary intent to do one on Rangers, pathetic depressing return to old.  

Game 'turned on its head'

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

"I cannot remember a game turning on its head like that. Three goals, it could've been four, from nowhere. Absolutely nowhere.

"First half was an even game and Rangers, possibly, had the best opportunities. Aberdeen were disappointing. But from the start of the second half, once McGinn, Hayes and McLean were more positive...

"For a team that's defended so well this season, and never looking like capitulating the way they did, it just got worse and worse. You were thinking: 'where is this going to go'?"       

Rangers striker Kenny Miller
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Kenny Miller fired a double as Rangers floored Aberdeen with a late goal flurry

Story of the game

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

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FULL-TIME Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

A stunning goal-blitz sees Ranges narrow the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to nine points, thanks to a Kenny Miller double; a superb cameo from super-sub Joe Dodoo and the Ninja-like reflexes of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.  


          Joe Dodoo and Kenny Miller lead the celebrations as Rangers beat Aberdeen 3-0
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Joe Dodoo and Kenny Miller lead the celebrations as Rangers beat Aberdeen 3-0

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor surrenders possession and Joe Dodoo is onto it in a flash. The substitute sees his shot come back off the bar and Kenny Miller's effort on the rebound is cleared off the line.

A whisker away from a fourth Rangers goal...

ADDED TIME

Two minutes of added time at an emptying Pittodrie.

Super Joe

Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers

Did you nip out of room to put the kettle on? If so, you've probably missed three Rangers goals. The visitors have broken the deadlock and then blown the doors off.

Super sub Joe Dodoo turns scorer instead of provider this time; slicing through the sieve-like Aberdeen defence before rifling a shot past the helpless Joe Lewis.

What a turnaround. Talk about contrasting emotions: the visitors are jubilant, the hosts are rubbing their eyes in disbelief.


          Derek McInnes looks shell-shocked as Rangers score 3 quick-fire goals
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Derek McInnes looks shell-shocked as Rangers score 3 quick-fire goals

GOAL Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers (Dodoo)


          Joe Dodoo seals the Rangers victory with a low hard drive into the Aberdeen net
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Joe Dodoo seals the Rangers victory with a low hard drive into the Aberdeen net

Rangers at the double

Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers

Where did this come from? Rangers double their lead with a second goal within a minute and it's another for Kenny Miller. 

Substitute Joe Dodoo pickpockets Anthony O'Connor and dinks the ball into Miller's path. The striker takes his time before sliding the ball beyond Lewis.

Kenny Miller celebrates doubling Rangers' lead over Aberdeen
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Kenny Miller celebrates doubling Rangers' lead over Aberdeen

GOAL Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers (Miller)

Miller time

Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

What a strike! Rangers make Aberdeen pay for for their profligacy with a cracking goal. Martyn Waghorn sees his shot parried by Joe Lewis, the ball breaks to Kenny Miller on the right and the veteran striker fires an unstoppable shot high beyond Lewis. That's Miller's 10th goal of the campaign.

Rangers striker Kenny Miller celebrates
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Kenny Miller has made Aberdeen pay for their profligacy

GOAL Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers (Miller)


          Kenny Miller rifles his shot high into the net to put Rangers in front
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Kenny Miller rifles his shot high into the net to put Rangers in front

Thou Shall Not Pass...

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

Aberdeen have had a number of chances in the second half but Wes Foderingham has repelled everything thrown at him.

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham
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Foderingham has been in superb form for Rangers since the break

Story of the game so far...

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Rangers change

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

Joe Garner's work is over for the afternoon; he trots off to be replaced by Joe Dodoo.

Aberdeen then force a couple of corners within as many minutes but delivery and execution continue to plague the Dons. 

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

With a little over 20 minutes remaining, Aberdeen are pushing for the opener but Rangers remain resolute in defence. 

Will we see a winner for either side?

Jon Toral attempts to tackle Graeme Shinnie
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Jon Toral attempts to tackle Graeme Shinnie

A red wave towards Foderingham

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

BBC Scotland football pundit Alex Rae: "It really is a lot of pressure for Aberdeen. It's a great spell. To get a breather, Rangers need to get hold of the ball and press the ball higher up. They have conceded the space, dropped to the halfway line, which has allowed Aberdeen to get in the flow and in possession, which they weren't able to do in the first half."


          Wes Foderingham has made many crucial saves to stop Rangers from falling behind
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Wes Foderingham has made many crucial saves to stop Rangers from falling behind

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

What a ball from Anthony O'Connor. His long diagonal finds the galloping Shay Logan, who takes the ball in stride and tries to tee up Adam Rooney but Rangers defender David Bates is alert to the danger.

Dons pressure building...

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

Shay Logan fires in a cross, cleared for another Aberdeen corner. The Dons are turning the screw but have yet to break the deadlock. Rangers defending fiercely and keeping the sea of red jerseys at bay.

Derek McInnes's side have been dominant in the second half
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Derek McInnes' side have been dominant in the second half

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

Adam Rooney, it must be... No! What a save! Rooney's volley from about eight yards looks destined to find the net but a superb reflex save from Wes Foderingham keeps the game goalless. 

The Rangers goalkeeper is having a stormer at Pittodrie.

Josh, Jon and Jason in Gers midfield

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

BBC Scotland football pundit Alex Rae: "Hyndman has been very ineffective. (Jon) Toral and (Jason) Holt have made things happen. This is a little freshen-up by Rangers."

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

The Dons come forward again as O'Connor nips the ball off Waghorn's toes. Possession is fed to Adam Rooney and his fierce drive is well saved by the increasingly busy Wes Foderingham.

Is a goal coming?


          Niall McGinn goes over to take Aberdeen's corner as they continue to build pressure on Rangers
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Niall McGinn goes over to take Aberdeen's corner as they continue to build pressure on Rangers

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

The hosts are warming to the task as Kenny McLean tests Wes Foderingham with a fizzing volley but the keeper parries it on the line and Rangers survive.

Caixinha shuffles Rangers pack

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

Josh Windass comes on for Emerson Hyndman for the visitors. Moments later, Jason Holt earns a yellow card for slicing down Shinnie. 

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha giving his players orders
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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha giving his players orders

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

We're a whisker away from an opening goal as Jonny Hayes puts the afterburners on to slalom past a couple of Rangers challenges and thunders into the box.

However, his poor cross lets Rangers off the hook when he may have been better having a pop at goal.

Graeme Shinnie then tries a hook shot, comfortably saved by Wes Foderingham.


          Graeme Shinnie is crowded out by Kenny Miller and Emerson Hyndman
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Graeme Shinnie is crowded out by Kenny Miller and Emerson Hyndman