The seemingly unstoppable Kenny Miller was on target again with a double to maintain his 100% goalscoring record in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season as Rangers romped to a 4-0 victory against Dundee United at Ibrox.
An own-goal from Sean Dillon set the ball rolling early in the first half, before Miller doubled the advantage and Steven Naismith came off the bench to claim a goal of his own.
But it was Miller - who has found the back of the net in every league game so far this term, as well as scoring for Scotland - who had the final say with his eighth goal of the season.
Rangers did not have to wait too long for the opener and took the lead after just nine minutes with some help from unfortunate United full-back Dillon who handed the home side the advantage. Miller released Steven Davis down the right and he whipped a dangerous ball into the box intended for Nikica Jelavic.
But, as the striker stumbled and appeared to miss the opportunity, Dillon's attempts to clear saw him prod into his own net instead.
United could have levelled had Morgaro Gomis made more of his unchallenged run into the box but goalkeeper Allan McGregor dived low to smother at his feet before he could unleash the shot.
Jelavic netted his first goal for Rangers at Hamilton last week and was clearly desperate to add to that tally, stinging the palms of Dusan Pernis within seconds of the restart, before sending an over-head kick just over the crossbar.
Chances for Miller had been few and far between but his record in front of goal so far this season suggested he was always likely to pose a threat and he claimed his seventh goal in five SPL outings for Rangers after 69 minutes. Jelavic swept the ball into the path of Miller as he raced into the box from the left and the goalkeeper had no chance as the striker lashed forcefully into the back of the net.
Maurice Edu then made way for Naismith and he bagged a goal of his own with 77 minutes gone. A Vladimir Weiss corner was touched on by David Weir for Naismith to nod home at the back post and dash any hopes of a United comeback.
Miller was on the scoresheet again with eight minutes remaining. Whittaker found Jelavic and he was once again the architect with a pass from the right for Miller to slot home with ease.
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