Rangers brushed aside Scottish league leaders Hearts 3-1 on Sunday thanks to three first half strikes. The game was a one-sided affair from kick-off with Ryan Kent opening the scoring for the Glasgow club as early as the third minute of the game. Rangers were 3-0 up by little over the half hour mark, courtesy of goals from Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield.

Rangers didn’t score after that but also didn’t allow Hearts to create many clear-cut chances. Although, the away side pulled one back in the 67th minute through Jimmy Dunne, the result never looked in doubt for Steven Gerrard’s men.

One piece of tenacious defending late in the game encapsulated the effort and resoluteness of the Rangers side. When the ball broke free near the halfway line in the 82nd minute, Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum looked favourite to get to the ball first. However, Rangers full-back Jon Flanagan ate up the yards and put in a crunching tackle to win the ball and leave Djoum on his backside.

Needless to say the fans absolutely loved this robust challenge from Flanagan:

Given the plethora of attacking option that Rangers have in their disposal, if they can maintain the same tenacity and discipline in defence, there is no doubt that they will be challenging for honors this season.

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