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 via Kevin Holt’s penalty, however Rangers regarded 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 handy possession again to Rangers.
Nonetheless, Tillman robbed the ball deep within the Thistle half and ran via to around the goalkeeper and slot into an empty internet.
Rangers boss Michael Beale responded to the guests’ protests by permitting Scott Tiffoney to run the size of the sphere to fit dwelling 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 received to press,” mentioned Beale.
“We scored, it’s controversial, however this membership is constructed on excessive requirements and we would like the most effective for the sport. I made a whole lot of errors at present by way of crew choice however that wasn’t one among them.
“It was the precise choice. I don’t need that hanging round (Tillman’s) head. I felt it could’ve been unjust us profitable a recreation in that approach.”
Rangers did go on to succeed in the quarter-finals anyway as Connor McAvoy turned Borna Barisic’s nook into his personal internet 4 minutes from time.