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Rangers 2-0 Hearts: Laptop manager meets Blue Screen of Death

Barrie McKay and Rob Kiernan inspired Rangers to swat Hearts aside with ease in a game where they should have scored more.

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Well, we've definitely got playing at Ibrox down. Our excellent home form under Mark Warburton continued after Rangers completely bodied a stodgy, filthy Hearts side in a game where they probably should have won by five or six.

In a total reverse of the Tynecastle defeat, Rangers bullied Hearts all over the park and got their rewards for it. A frantic start led to warburton's men repeatedly winning the ball high up the pitch and testing the Hearts defence, although to no reward.

A frustrating moment was averted later on after Don Cowie prodded home after hesitant defending from the centre-backs, when his goal was ruled out for offside. Not too long after, Rangers were ahead, an excellent delivery from James Tavernier met by Rob Kiernan who thumped his header past Jack Hamilton in goal.

Kenny Miller ought to have doubled Rangers' lead after a superb long ball from Wilson set him clear, although his lob fell wide of the goal. The excellent Barrie McKay continued to be a source of creativity, spraying killer balls all over the shop, but nobody could convert.

After half-time, it wasn't too long before McKay doubled Rangers' advantage after a bog standard long throw was missed by some terrible Hearts defending, falling to the young midfielder who coolly slotted in at the back post.

Thereafter, Hearts pretty much fell to pieces. Martyn Waghorn came on and was put through by another piece of genius from McKay, but fannied about until Jack Hamilton could make the save. Just later McKay picked him out again in space on the edge of the area but he put it into orbit.

In the end, Rangers couldn't extend the scoreline into something more resemblant of the play in the match, but it mattered little. A win, three points, a clean sheet, and astonishingly no injuries. An early blow to the VL Football Manager school of coaching - Boydy will be pleased.