Rangers finished a sobering 7 days on a large with a thumping 5- Scottish League Cup very last-16 acquire over Dunfermline at Ibrox.
Steven Gerrard’s facet experienced their initially Premiership defeat in 41 video games from Dundee United previous Saturday just before a high-priced Champions League exit towards Malmo on Tuesday.
Soon after three consecutive losses, the Gers boss designed eight alterations with only Connor Goldson, Joe Aribo and Scott Wright maintaining their destinations and his considerably-modified side responded in a method befitting champions.
Initially-50 % plans from John Lundstram, Wright, Ianis Hagi and Kemar Roofe had the tie won by the split and the latter slotted in a 58th-minute penalty to total the scoring in what was a hopelessly 1-sided come upon.
Midfielder Lundstram begun the rout in the third moment with his very first goal for Rangers.
Remaining-again Calvin Bassey took gain of a mis-hit go by Dunfermline captain Graham Dorrans to slice the ball back for the former Sheffield United player to hammer a shot in off the crossbar from 14 yards.
Roofe missed a terrific chance when he headed into the fingers of Pars ‘keeper Deniz Mehmet ahead of Wright latched on to a pass from Hagi in the 17th minute, turned inside defender Aaron Comrie, and fired previous Mehmet.
The Pars had been remaining operate ragged and two minutes later on Bassey’s ideal cross was headed in by Hagi.
Aribo’s intelligent flick in the 33rd moment permitted Roofe to thrash a shot significant past the helpless Mehmet, who moments before had made a terrific conserve from Gers full-again Nathan Patterson.
The next half went alongside similar lines.
When Roofe was judged by referee Willie Collum to have been fouled by Dorrans inside the box, the Gers striker stuck absent the spot-kick with assurance and the Light Blues continued to press till the closing whistle but with no staying able to
add to the scoreline.