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Morton 0-2 Rangers: Gers win scrappy game as Halliday sees crazy red

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Rangers won a pretty awful game at Morton thanks to goals from Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay, although were reduced to ten men after one of the most insane red cards for quite some time.

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Rangers managed to grab a 2-0 win against Morton in a scrappy game at Cappielow Park.

Neither side brought their best play to proceedings, with Mark Warburton's men struggling to keep  hold of the ball and create chances, although a goal in each half from Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay was enough to win the game, despite Andy Halliday bizarrely picking up a second yellow card for a seemingly innocuous celebration.

It was a poor start to the game for Rangers, who badly missed the presence of the injured Jason Holt in central midfield. Gedion Zelalem and Nicky Law failed to step up and take their chance in the former Hearts' man's absence, and with James Tavernier and Lee Wallace offering little from the flanks either, Warburton's men struggled to get going.

The deadlock was finally broken when a long-range effort from Halliday landed fortuitously at the feet of Miller after a couple of deflections, and the veteran pounced to stab it beyond the Morton keeper and put Rangers into the lead.

Taking the lead, however, failed to compose Rangers too much, and they continued to struggle. Some unconvincing takes from Wes Foderingham were the biggest source of worry, although Rob Kiernan was called to make a last-ditch sliding challenge too to preserve the lead.

Rangers finally got their second goal courtesy of the in-form McKay, who grew steadly into the game. After a couple of great runs, he finally made it count, bursting through the centre before playing a one-two with Martyn Waghorn to go clean through on goal and lashing a fine finish into the back of the net.

Rangers couldn't settle too soon, however - Halliday bizarrely saw red straight afterwards for his celebration after the linesman seemingly mistook a clenched fist celebration as something else, leading the referee to dole out a second yellow card.

In the end, Rangers closed out the win pretty comfortably. Halliday will now, infuriatingly, be suspended for the Falkirk game with no possibility of appeal. Expect some rage from Mr Warburton imminently.