Scottish Cup - Third Round
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Rangers 3-0 Airdrieonians

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rangers 3, Airdrieonians 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Grant Drummond.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Coogans replaces Jamie Bain.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. Fraser Aird replaces Arnold Peralta.

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Martin Hardie (Airdrieonians).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Booking

    Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Airdrieonians).

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).