Date: 1st March 2017 at 10:24pm
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By Will Butcher

Peter Lovenkrands was relieved on Twitter as Rangers secured a first league win under caretaker manager Graeme Murty against St. Johnstone.

Midfielder Emerson Hyndman scored a 91st-minute winner to send the Ibrox faithful home happy, after the Gers blew a two-goal lead in the second half during the 3-2 victory.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, ex-Gers attacker Lovenkrands labelled the triumph as “three big points”, which saw the Glasgow giants move to just six points behind Aberdeen.

Academy product Barrie McKay opened the scoring with a clinical effort from the edge of the area, just his fourth goal of the season for the 54-time Scottish champions.

Goal machine Martyn Waghorn doubled his side’s lead early in the second half, flicking in veteran Kenny Miller’s near-post cross to make it 2-0.

However, the Gers were pegged back at Ibrox by St. Johnstone, who scored either side of defender Rob Kiernan’s red card in the 78th minute.

David Wotherspoon got his side’s name on the score sheet, before Steven Anderson equalised with just three minutes of normal time left on the clock.

However, on-loan midfielder Emerson Hyndman was having none of it, as he beat goalkeeper Zander Clark with a well-executed finish from the edge of the area to earn all three points.

Lovenkrands is remembered fondly at Ibrox, after scoring 54 goals during his six-year spell in Glasgow, making a total of 182 league and cup outings for the Gers.

In other Rangers news, this 20-year-old needs to be signed as Football Insider analyses three talking points from the narrow win on Wednesday night.

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