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Rangers 1-0 Falkirk: Billy King gives Gers the win with last-gasp header

Billy King had a debut to remember by heading home a James Tavernier cross in the 90th minute to give Rangers a narrow win over Falkirk.

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Rangers clinched a win by the narrowest of margins in a tough-fought game over Falkirk with Billy King scoring in the 90th minute to earn a 1-0 victory.

Proof, then, that things like destiny and fate do exist. Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, your boys took a hell of a beating. That result helps keep Hibs at arms length and extends Rangers' lead at the top of the table to eight points, with Hibs playing in the League Cup against St. Johnstone.

It's hard, of course, but we shouldn't let this distract from the fact it was a poor performance from Rangers. Andy Halliday's absence was no excuse, as Dominic Ball was as good if not better in his position. Instead, sloppy passing, poor decision-making and clattering final balls into the first man again and again did for us. Jason Holt was badly missed again, as was Martyn Waghorn, who had a curiously anonymous performance.

It was an end-to-end encounter that either side could have won, but few of the chances were of a high enough quality to trouble the scoreboard. Switching Barrie McKay failed to herald the improvement it did against Morton, as the youngster faded from the game after a brilliant start, and when Gedion Zelalem side-footed an easy chance into the keeper in the dying minutes, it looked like a win would get away from us.

But in the end it was Tavernier's cross that finally found King, who put a fantastic header into the corner of the net to spark delirious scenes.

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