Dundee Utd 0-2 Rangers: Fashion Sakala & Malik Tillman give visitors win

Malik Tillman fires in Rangers' second goal
Malik Tillman fires in Rangers’ second goal after Mark Birighitti had parried a Fashion Sakala shot

Rangers returned to within nine points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic after recovering from a sluggish first half to see off Dundee United.

The hosts were the better team before the break, but two goals in three minutes after the interval quenched their hopes of moving out of the relegation play-off place.

Fashion Sakala burst into the box and lashed high past Mark Birighitti to put Rangers ahead after 54 minutes, before Malik Tillman doubled the lead after the goalkeeper initially denied Sakala.

That was enough to earn Rangers manager Michael Beale a fifth win in his six games in charge, while United remain 11th – behind Motherwell on goal difference – after a first defeat in four.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Dundee Utd

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Birghitti
  • 2Smith
  • 12Edwards
  • 3McMann
  • 22FreemanBooked at 90mins
  • 14SibbaldSubstituted fordjoumat 67′minutes
  • 19LevitSubstituted forMeekisonat 90′minutes
  • 16Behich
  • 23Harkes
  • 15MiddletonSubstituted forMacleodat 75′minutes
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forWattat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mulgrew
  • 6Graham
  • 7Niskanen
  • 10djoum
  • 13eriksson
  • 17Meekison
  • 20Anaku
  • 32Watt
  • 44Macleod

Rangers

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33McLaughlin
  • 2Tavernier
  • 6Goldson
  • 26Davies
  • 31BarisicSubstituted fordevineat 90+1′minutes
  • 8Jack
  • 4Lundstram
  • 30SakalaSubstituted forarfieldat 71′minutes
  • 71TillmanSubstituted forRoofeat 78′minutes
  • 14KentSubstituted forWrightat 90+1′minutes
  • 9ColakSubstituted forMorelosat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 18Kamara
  • 19Sands
  • 20Morelos
  • 23Wright
  • 25Roofe
  • 37arfield
  • 38King
  • 44devine

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Dundee United

  1. Team number1Player nameBirghitti

  2. Team number2Player nameSmith

  3. Team number12Player nameEdwards

  4. Team number3Player nameMcMann

  5. Team number22Player nameFreeman

  6. Team number14Player nameSibbald

  7. Team number19Player nameLevit

  8. Team number16Player nameBehich

  9. Team number23Player nameHarkes

  10. Team number15Player nameMiddleton

  11. Team number9Player nameFletcher

  1. Team number10Player namedjoum

  2. Team number17Player nameMeekison

  3. Team number32Player nameWatt

  4. Team number44Player nameMacleod

Rangers

  1. Team number33Player nameMcLaughlin

  2. Team number2Player nameTavernier

  3. Team number6Player nameGoldson

  4. Team number26Player nameDavies

  5. Team number31Player nameBarisic

  6. Team number8Player nameJack

  7. Team number4Player nameLundstram

  8. Team number30Player nameSakala

  9. Team number71Player nameTillman

  10. Team number14Player nameKent

  11. Team number9Player nameColak

  1. Team number20Player nameMorelos

  2. Team number23Player nameWright

  3. Team number25Player nameRoofe

  4. Team number37Player namearfield

  5. Team number44Player namedevine

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