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Gers thrash Dons to go 11 clear of Celtic

RANGERS moved 11 points clear in the Scottish Premiership with a 4-0 thrashing of under-strength Aberdeen today.

First-half goals from Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe sent unbeaten Rangers on their way to a 13th win in 15 league games as Steven Gerrard’s team took full advantage of Celtic dropping two points against Hibernian on Saturday.

The contest was finished early in the second half when Scott Arfield scored a deflected third and James Tavernier converted his ninth penalty of the season.

But despite the resounding victory, Gerrard was characteristically calm as he spoke to Sky Sports after the game. 

“We’ve had a fantastic start, of course we are pleased with where we are — we need to enjoy that. But we know there’s a lot of hard work to do and a lot of big tests on the horizon.

“We certainly won't be getting carried away.”

Celtic have two games in hand but Rangers showed the gap between themselves and the league’s third-placed team.

Aberdeen had only lost once in the league since going down to Rangers in a disappointing opening-day performance, but they were without eight players today.

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