Nigeria international, Joe Aribo, was in action for Rangers last night and scored the second of his team’s unreplied three goals against Hibernian.
With the win, Rangers narrowed the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to two points with a convincing victory over 10-man Hibernian at Easter Road.
A blistering start did the damage, with Ryan Kent profiting from an Ofir Marciano error to steer in the opener before Joe Aribo added a classy second inside eight minutes.
Jermain Defoe marked his first start in almost a month with the third after the break to seal victory, before Ryan Porteous saw red on the hour for a reckless lunge on Borna Barisic.
The centre-back’s dismissal sparked chaos. Objects, including a glass bottle, were thrown at Barisic as he lay injured and a melee in the dugouts led to Hibs assistant John Potter and Rangers coach Tom Culshaw being sent off.
Steven Gerrard’s side will find themselves five adrift again on Saturday should Celtic beat Aberdeen, but there was plenty for the Ibrox manager to enjoy in this win.
For Hibs manager Jack Ross, it is a third defeat in four as his side remain in sixth place before the Boxing Day Edinburgh derby meeting with Hearts at Tynecastle.