Rangers dig deep to overcome Ross County

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Malik Tillman's late first-half header sent Rangers into the break with a one-goal leadMalik Tillman's late first-half header sent Rangers into the break with a one-goal lead

Michael Beale maintained his impressive start as Rangers manager to cut the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to six points - but only after his side dug deep to overcome Ross County.

Malik Tillman nodded in late in the first half to break down a stubborn visiting defence before Jordan White's equaliser stunned Ibrox after the break.

But Rangers fortuitously regained the lead 10 minutes later when Borna Barisic's deflected free-kick left Ross Laidlaw flat-footed in the County goal.

Victory for reigning champions Celtic at St Johnstone on Sunday will restore their nine-point advantage, but it is now 12 matches in all competitions unbeaten for Beale.

Meanwhile, County, who are still searching for their first-ever victory over Rangers, remain embroiled in a relegation fight as they stay in 10th.

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Formation 4-2-3-1

33McLaughlin2TavernierBooked at 87mins6Goldson26DaviesBooked at 22mins31Barisic8Jack4LundstramSubstituted forTillmanat 11'minutes30SakalaBooked at 58minsSubstituted forKamaraat 62'minutes13CantwellSubstituted forRaskinat 83'minutes14KentSubstituted forWrightat 83'minutes20MorelosBooked at 81minsSubstituted forColakat 83'minutes



Ross County

Formation 3-4-1-2

1Laidlaw15WatsonBooked at 90mins5Baldwin6IacovittiBooked at 7minsSubstituted forCancolaat 75'minutes2Randall14Loturi42KennehSubstituted forSimsat 84'minutes16Harmon10DhandaSubstituted forCallachanat 66'minutes27BrophySubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes26White



Referee:Euan Anderson


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Match ends, Rangers 2, Ross County 1.

Second Half ends, Rangers 2, Ross County 1.

Keith Watson (Ross County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicolas Raskin (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keith Watson (Ross County).

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Ryan Jack.

Attempt saved. Scott Wright (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Glen Kamara.

James Tavernier (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Tavernier (Rangers).

Josh Sims (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Ross County. Josh Sims replaces Nohan Kenneh.

Substitution, Rangers. Nicolas Raskin replaces Todd Cantwell.

Substitution, Rangers. Antonio-Mirko Colak replaces Alfredo Morelos.

Substitution, Rangers. Scott Wright replaces Ryan Kent.

Todd Cantwell (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Callachan (Ross County).

Attempt missed. Connor Randall (Ross County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by David Cancola.

Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).

Ross Callachan (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Squad number33Player nameMcLaughlin

Squad number2Player nameTavernier

Squad number6Player nameGoldson

Squad number26Player nameDavies

Squad number31Player nameBarisic

Squad number8Player nameJack

Squad number4Player nameLundstram

Squad number30Player nameSakala

Squad number13Player nameCantwell

Squad number14Player nameKent

Squad number20Player nameMorelos

Squad number9Player nameColak

Squad number18Player nameKamara

Squad number23Player nameWright

Squad number43Player nameRaskin

Squad number71Player nameTillman

Ross County

Squad number1Player nameLaidlaw

Squad number15Player nameWatson

Squad number5Player nameBaldwin

Squad number6Player nameIacovitti

Squad number2Player nameRandall

Squad number14Player nameLoturi

Squad number42Player nameKenneh

Squad number16Player nameHarmon

Squad number10Player nameDhanda

Squad number27Player nameBrophy

Squad number26Player nameWhite

Squad number4Player nameCancola

Squad number8Player nameCallachan

Squad number11Player nameSims

Squad number17Player nameMurray

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