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Robbie Savage winds up Chris Sutton as Rangers go top of the league

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

The two pundits clashed again on social media after a superb victory for Steven Gerrard's Rangers at Ibrox.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Rangers have gone two points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a brilliant day of league action for the Ibrox side.

After watching arch-rivals Celtic get soundly beaten by Livingston in the early Sunday kick-off, Steven Gerrard's men took to the pitch against Hamilton.

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A 5-0 thrashing ensured that the Gers made an emphatic statement and took their big chance to move to the top of the tree.

Jermain Defoe came into the team for Alfredo Morelos, demonstrating with a hat-trick the kind of depth that Gerrard has at his disposal this season.

One defeat to the Hoops aside, Rangers have been incredibly consistent in the league this season, even after energy sapping European performances like Thursday's trip to Switzerland.

Robbie Savage, who enjoys winding up fellow pundit Chris Sutton on behalf of Rangers, didn't waste much time in taking to Twitter to do so again today.

He's wondering if Sutton can provide him with a copy of the Scottish Premiership table.

 

Sutton, never one for backing down, would soon fire back with a retort of his own.

 

The former Celtic striker will have a long international break to ruminate on the problems at the Hoops. Likewise for Neil Lennon's team.

It's not the best timing to suffer a first league defeat of the season, as Rangers fans know from the derby prior to the last break.

 

Can Rangers stay top?

There'll be a ramp up in difficult on Rangers' return in two weeks time, with Gerrard's team travelling to Tynecastle.

If they can win that one too, then there's no reason to think their league form will take a nosedive before November's international action.

A home game against Motherwell is very winnable, while the Ibrox side have shown already this season they can find ways to win against Livingston.

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard celebrates victory in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Rapid Wien at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 4, 2018. (...

With a midweek trip to Dingwall to navigate too, nothing will come easy, but the league leaders have every right to feel confident right now.

The next few months of Scottish Premiership action are sure to capture the imagination of both sets of fans in Glasgow.

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