Aberdeen end 26-year wait for win at Rangers
GLASGOW: Aberdeen claimed their first victory at Ibrox for nearly 26 years as they sealed second place in the Scottish Premiership with a 2-1 defeat of Rangers on Wednesday.
Graeme Shinnie fired Aberdeen into a ninth-minute lead before Ryan Christie doubled their advantage five minutes after the break.
Substitute Martyn Waghorn pulled one back for Rangers but Aberdeen, who had substitute Jayden Stockley sent off late on, hung on to end a run of 41 matches without a win at Ibrox that stretched back to September 1991.
Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha said his side hadn’t coped with the pressure Aberdeen had put them under.
“We could not get the ball or the second ball and could not get the team compact,” he said.
“The boys tried to do their very best and when our goal came I really believed something was possible.”
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes thought his side were worthy winners.
“I thought we were tidy in our work, efficient and got after Rangers,” McInnes said.
“The players deserve a lot of credit. Disappointed to end with 10 men but thankful we managed to win a game we deserved to win.”
Injury to Clint Hill meant Caixinha handed a debut to 18-year-old Aidan Wilson, who partnered 20-year-old David Bates in the centre of defence.—AFP
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