Hibernian see off 10-man Rangers

From BBC - August 12, 2017

Hibernian continued their strong start to the season with a win at Ibrox against 10-man Rangers.

Alfredo Morelos headed the hosts in front after threefa minutes, with Simon Murray levelling with a neat finish.

James Tavernier deflected in a Vykintas Slivka shot to give Hibs a half-time lead soon after Ryan Jack's red card.

Slivka cracked in a lovely strike to stretch the visitors' advantage, while Rangers could not add to a late header from Tavernier.

Promoted Hibs remain unbeaten this term, into the last eight of the League Cup and at the top end of the Premiership, along with three other sides with two victories.

Tavernier's late consolation means Hibs have won the past three meetings between the sides by the same scoreline at different venues.

The previous game was the Edinburgh club's Scottish Cup triumph in 2016.

With only three survivors from that dramatic Hampden final in the Rangers line-up, it was the hosts who started a fiery match at a whirlwind pace, taking a very early lead.

A Daniel Candeias free-kick found Morelos and the Colombian striker nodded in from close range, following his midweek cup double against Dunfermline.

With Hibs looking jittery, Kenny Miller gathered a poor clearance from goalkeeper Ofir Marciano and chipped narrowly wide.

Miller then had a shot deflected onto the post after a good run and cutback from Josh Windass.


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