'Titles are won at Kilmarnock': Rangers fans react to moving nine points clear in the SPFL Premiership

A 15th clean sheet of the season, a victory and a healthy advantage in the SPFL Premiership table had Rangers fans pleased on social media after the match against Kilmarnock.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (centre) with Connor Goldson and James Tavernier at full time during a Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Rangers  (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard (centre) with Connor Goldson and James Tavernier at full time during a Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Rangers (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

A first-half penalty from James Tavernier was enough for Steven Gerrard’s team who now face Benfica in Portugal on Thursday.

Danny CAstro: “Looking great from the summit here. That's a place we'd have dropped points recently. Team is a different beast this year. They've found their mojo.”

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@jabroniGP: “Results like these could be the difference maker come end of season as still lots of games to be played. Always a hard fixture well done troops!”

Graeme Paton: “Massive result Rangers! We always struggle at Rugby Park so to win and keep a clean sheet shows the team’s very well organised. Killie made the 2nd half harder for us but we could n should have got a killer second goal. Very happy to get through that, mon the Gers”

Stacey Morrow: “That was nerve racking at least we got the three points thank god – we didn’t last season. We are improving so well done Rangers.”

Dennis Clark: “Let’s not get to excited, it’s a long haul. Would have liked to have made it a bit more comfortable but pleased with the three points.”

The defensive record was another cause for praise.

@Fayezakram10: “Going for 55 clean sheets.”

@DonfatherThe: “Absolutely incredible by any standard.”

Colin Faulds: “Goldson is playing out his skin this year. Won absolutely everything today.”

@fiRM37600646: “Titles are won at Kilmarnock.”

While @Predator1986 joked: “Standard dropped today. We allowed four shots on target!”

Some though were a bit more cautious and there was disagreement over the performance of one new signing.

@ggh1992: “Brilliant to pick up the three points but as much as a shouldn't complain I can't help but feel we need to come out firing at teams more, kill games off and build the goal difference but that’s a game last season we would've bottled so over the moon, nine points clear.”

@JorddFifaa: “Three points is +3 that’s all that matters, last season we’d drop points. Itten needs more training though.”

@robbiejh96: “Itten deserves more starts.”

David Mckillen: “Need to buck up ideas in the final third. Fantastic result but should never have been that close. However we do look solid.”