Rangers faced Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday and fell to a 1-0 defeat as the Rugby Park side executed their game plan to a tee and frustrated the Gers.
Graeme Murty’s side started well but struggled to create any clear-cut chances at goal as the visitors sat deep and forced the Light Blues to play in front of them.
As the Gers got frustrated, Killie found themselves with more of a foothold in the game and threatening to punish the Light Blues for making continued mistakes in midfield.
After going in 0-0 at the break, Kris Boyd grabbed his 20th goal of the season as the Ayrshire side broke the deadlock when he poked home the rebound from Youssouf Mulumbu’s strike.
Murty then made a number of changes as his side went for the three points but couldn’t break down Killie’s well-drilled defence.
Russell Martin came closest for the Gers when his header cannoned off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared by the visitors’ defence.
The Gers boss can have little complaints with the result as his side were second-best for long spells and failed to make Jamie MacDonald work in the Kilmarnock goal
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