KENYA BROWN - Thursday, December 3, 2015
Gedion Zelalem notched an assist as Rangers thrashed Dumbarton at Ibrox on Tuesday night to maintain their hold on first place in the Scottish Championship.
Zelalam was in the starting eleven for the Light Blues and saw 62 minutes of action.
The home side had to wait until the second half to get on the scoreboard, but once they did the opposition could not stop them.
Jason Holt scored the first for Rangers. The Dumbarton defense did poorly to clear the ball out of the area, allowing for James Tavernier to cross it into the box and the Scottish midfielder finished off the play with a header past goalkeeper Mark Brown.
Rangers doubled their lead in the 60th minute through Martyn Waghorn. Zelalem would collect the ball at the top of the box and pass it off to the Englishman who curled it past a helpless Brown.
Nathan Oduwa scored the third for Rangers in the 80th minute. Lee Wallace put in a cross from the left and the Tottenham Hotspur loanee swept the ball into the goal.
Everything was going Rangers way and things got even better when Dumbarton went down a man in the 87th minute. The Sons' defender was sent off for bringing Wallace down in the area.
Andrew Halliday converted the ensuing penalty to give Rangers a insurmountable 4-0 lead to finish off the game.
The win keeps Rangers in first place in the standings, three points ahead of second place Hibernian.