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Rangers end title-winning season invisible

Rangers end title-winning season invisible
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Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers smashed the one hundred points barrier for the first time in history with a four-nil victory over Aberdeen.

Rangers made it one hundred and two points from thirty-eight league games to wrap up the Scottish Professional Football League season.

Skipper James Tavernier gave Rangers the early lead after his deflected cross was tucked in by the hands of Aberdeen keeper Joe Lewis with just five minutes of play.

Things would go from bad to worse for Aberdeen in the second half as Kemar Roofe took advantage of their defensive errors to get his name on the score sheet twice before Premier League legend Germain Defoe sealed the deal with his eighty eighth-minute strike.

Thousands of Rangers supporters crowded outside the Ibrox Stadium, ignoring warnings from the club, Scottish Police and the Scottish Government to stay away from the premises.

Rangers end title-winning season invisible
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The temptation to join the party was just too much for them to resist and their team ensured the atmosphere was not soured by completing their historic march to a blemish-free campaign.

The fans locked outside were waiting for the moment when James Tavernier finally lifted the trophy the club have waited a decade to recapture.

It was met by a barrage of fireworks as the Light Blues faithful lit Glasgow up in red, white and blue.

Victory over Aberdeen not only wrapped up a perfect 100 per cent home record in the league but also saw them write some new entries in the history books.

Rangers finished the season twenty-five points clear of former champions Celtic Football Club, unbeaten in all league games. They have set a new Scottish Professional Football League clean sheet record of twenty-six matches.

They have also conceded the fewest goals in a season, only thirteen to break Jose Mourinho’s 2005 Chelsea squad that conceded fifteen.

The title means that Rangers have now extended their world record tally to fifty-five, one more than Northern Ireland’s Linfield and have denied Celtic a chance to become the first club in Scotland to win the league ten times in a row.

Written by Kerry Mayodi

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