Rangers 1-0 St. Mirren: Harry Forrester's first goal seals dramatic Ibrox victory

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Rangers beat St. Mirren 1-0 at Ibrox today, as Harry Forrester pounced with a late winner.

Rangers opened up an 11 point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership this afternoon after beating St. Mirren 1-0 at Ibrox.

The Gers watched Hibs lose 3-0 at home to Morton in midweek, and Alan Stubbs' men also lost 3-2 away at Dumbarton this afternoon - and whilst it took a while coming, Rangers did take full advantage of their rivals' woes.

Rangers unsurprisingly dominated today's game against seventh placed St. Mirren, having 64% of possession and a total of 21 shots on goal, as St. Mirren goalkeeper Jamie Langfield produced a superb performance to keep the Gers at bay.

However, substitute Harry Forrester swooped with just four minutes left to score the only goal of the game, opening up a huge lead at the top of the table for Rangers.

Forrester had struggled to make an impact since his January move from Doncaster Rovers, but having finally scored his first goal for the club, the winger will now be hoping to kick on and impress manager Mark Warburton, given that his contract expires this summer.

It's two 1-0 wins in a row now for Rangers, who are picking up vital victories even when they aren't playing at their absolute best - and many will say that those results are a sign of a champion.

Now 11 points clear, Rangers are moving closer and closer to promotion - and if Hibernian's implosion continues, that promotion may come sooner than expected.

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