Feb 2, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​Tannadice Park
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Dundee United cruise past nine-man Rangers

Dundee United ease to a 3-0 win over Rangers in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Dundee United recorded a comprehensive win over Rangers in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup this lunchtime, with the visitors reduced to nine men.

Johnny Russell celebrates with his Dundee United teammates after scoring the first goal in their match against Rangers on February 2, 2013© Lynne Cameron / PA Photos

The home side were quick out of the blocks, taking the lead after just 13 seconds through Johnny Russell, who struck the ball past the Rangers keeper from inside the penalty box.

United continued to dominate the first half, and doubled their lead in the 36th minute with Jon Daly heading the ball in from close range.

Rangers took a more physical approach after the break and were able to contain their opponents more effectively, but also drew the attention of the referee, racking up five yellow cards.

Radoslaw Cierzniak was kept busy by David Templeton as the third division side looked to get back in the game, but a second goal from Russell in the 79th minute put the result beyond doubt.

A scrappy end to the match saw Kal Naismith shown a straight red for a dangerous challenge on Willo Smith, before Ian Black was dismissed for securing his second yellow of the match just two minutes later.

Rangers' David Templeton celebrates his goal versus Annan with Lee Wallace on December 18, 2012
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