// Published February 8, 2019 by index

Rangers fired four goals past St. Mirren as the Light Blues eased to a comfortable 4-0 win at the Ibrox Stadium to apply more pressure on league leaders Celtic.

James Tavernier was the cream of the crop for the Scottish Premiership outfit, scoring two penalties on the night. Jermain Defoe also got in on the act with one goal to lift off the pressure.

It was game over in the 89th minute when Ryan Kent found the back of net, as Rangers claimed all three points to continue their push for the Scottish Premiership title.

The game at the Ibrox Stadium was littered with penalty kicks as the home side won four penalties but were only able to convert three of them.

Rangers’ designated penalty taker Tavernier scored the first of the penalties after just three minutes on the clock to give his side an early lead. There was a second penalty soon after some poor defending in the Mirren box.

However, Tavernier could not find the back of the next this time around and he must have been kicking himself for missing that.

He was presented with another chance to double the lead on 55 minutes from the penalty spot once again and the player atoned for his earlier miss.

Just when we thought we had seen enough of penalties in the match, the referee awarded another penalty to Rangers on 79 minutes with Jermaine Defoe stepping up to take it.

As you would guess right, Defoe blasted the ball into the top corner of the net from just 12 yards out to make it 3-0.

Though we were done with the penalties, the goals were not finished as Kent added gloss to the score line, the playmaker producing a delightful chip after some good work by Defoe to seal all three points.