By Alex Stevens
Willie Miller has admitted he was staggered by Rangers’ stunning 3-0 win at Aberdeen on Sunday.
The Dons legend could not believe how quickly the match flipped after Derek McInnes’ side had appeared to be in total control of the Scottish Premiership encounter.
A stunning three goal-blitz late in the second half enabled Rangers to narrow the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to nine points.
Veteran Kenny Miller scored the opening two goals, the first of which was a sensational half-volley, and a stunning cameo from substitute Joe Dodoo was sealed by a brilliant counter-attacking third.
“I cannot remember a game turning on its head like that,” Aberdeen’s record appearance-maker Miller told BBC Sportsound, as quoted by the BBC Sport website’s live matchday blog (Sunday, 2.26pm). “Three goals, it could’ve been four, from nowhere. Absolutely nowhere.
“First half was an even game and Rangers, possibly, had the best opportunities. Aberdeen were disappointing. But from the start of the second half, once McGinn, Hayes and McLean were more positive.
“For a team that’s defended so well this season, and never looking like capitulating the way they did, it just got worse and worse. You were thinking: ‘where is this going to go’?”
Rangers have kept alive their hopes of finishing second in the league after lifting their points tally to 55, nine short of the 64 accumulated by Aberdeen.
Caixinha’s third-placed side will consider there is still an opportunity to overhaul McInnes’ team with just six matches of the campaign remaining.
Even if Rangers miss out on second, it represents a landmark win early in his reign for the new manager Caixinha.
In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.