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Rangers captain James Tavernier scored his 80th goal for the club as they beat Motherwell 3-1 to keep their Scottish Premiership title hopes alive despite Leon Balogun’s red card in the first half.

Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly sent the ball into his own net to give Rangers an early lead at Fir Park.

The visitors were then reduced to 10 men before the half-hour mark when Balogun was shown a direct red card for a poor challenge on Dean Cornelius.

Ross Tierney, starting in place of the suspended Kevin van Veen, equalized with a header well before half-time.

But Scott Wright fired Rangers ahead before Tavernier made it 3-1 from the penalty spot after Bevis Mugabi knocked Fashion Sakala down in the box.

The victory puts Rangers within three points of leaders Celtic ahead of their game against Ross County on Sunday, while Motherwell have won just one game in 2022.

More soon…

And after?

Rangers meet in Germany on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against RB Leipzig; kick off 8 p.m. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side next face Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic in the final Old Firm clash of the season at Parkhead on Sunday May 1, live on Sky Sports; kick off 12 p.m. The return match against RB Leipzig at Ibrox is Thursday, May 5; kick off 8 p.m.

Sunday May 1st 11:00 a.m.


Kick off 12:00 p.m.

Next for Motherwell is a trip to Dundee United Saturday, April 30; kick off 3 p.m.

Sky Sports

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