Giovanni van Bronckhorst got off to the best possible start as the Rangers secured one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Scottish Premiership. Scott Arfield and Joe Aribo scored early in the first half to set the tone for an easy win. Bruce Anderson scored for the hosts before Fashion Sakala sealed the victory late in the second half.

Player ratings

Livingston: Stryjek (6), Devlin (6), Fitzwater (6), Parkes (6), McMillan (6), Holt (6), Omeonga (6), Montaño (7), Bailey (6), Forrest (7), Anderson (7)
Subs: Shinnie (6), Penrice (6), Kabia (6)

Rangers: McGregor (8), Tavernier (8), Goldson (6), Bassey (7), Barisic (7), Arfield (7), Kamara (7), Hagi (7), Aribo (8), Kent (7), Morelos (7)
Subs: Sakala (7), Defoe (6), Patterson (7)

Man of the match: Joe Aribo

Managers Reaction

Giovanni van Bronckhorst told Sky Sports: “I think we controlled the game. We had a great start in the first 20, 25 minutes and scored two goals. the First goal was excellent, the second goal was also really good.” he added. “I think after that we lost a little bit of the intention of playing and also the speed of play. We were a bit sloppy and of course, the 2-1 made it a real game. I think second half we controlled more, we didn’t give many chances away.”

Livingston boss David Martindale said: “We shouldn’t be standing here talking about the doughballs with the snowballs.” he added. “I just don’t understand it. You could maybe see it if your team is getting beat and there is a bit of frustration there, but when your team is winning 2-1, to hold up the second half, I don’t understand that at all.”

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