Rangers survived a Scottish Cup scare to beat Partick Thistle 3-2 after sportingly handing the Championship facet a second-half equaliser at Ibrox on Monday (AEDT).
Thistle led 1-0 at half-time by Kevin Holt’s penalty, however Rangers appeared to have turned the last-16 tie round when Antonio Colak headed in an equaliser earlier than Malik Tillman scored in controversial circumstances.
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The American worldwide had gone down requiring remedy with Thistle set at hand possession again to Rangers.
However, Tillman robbed the ball deep within the Thistle half and ran by to around the goalkeeper and slot into an empty web.
Rangers boss Michael Beale responded to the guests’ protests by permitting Scott Tiffoney to run the size of the sector to fit house an equaliser.
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“Malik will get injured, he didn’t see the ball’s been kicked out. Naturally when he stands up, he thinks he’s bought to press,” stated Beale.
“We scored, it’s controversial, however this membership is constructed on excessive requirements and we wish one of the best for the sport. I made a number of errors immediately by way of group choice however that wasn’t one among them.
“It was the suitable choice. I don’t need that hanging round (Tillman’s) head. I felt it could’ve been unjust us successful a recreation in that method.”
Rangers did go on to achieve the quarter-finals anyway as Connor McAvoy turned Borna Barisic’s nook into his personal web 4 minutes from time.
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