Joe Aribo Fires Rangers Six Points Clear on Top of Scottish Premiership

Super Eagles forward Joe Aribo scored the opening goal as Glasgow Rangers moved six points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable 2-0 win over Livingston on Sunday. The goal was Aribo’s second in five games for Rangers.

The 24-year old Nigerian international put the home team ahead in the 9th minute after he was set up by Ianis Hagi.

Hagi dispossessed another former Nigerian player, Efe Ambrose, and set up Jermain Defoe, whose shot was stopped by the goalkeeper’s legs, but Hagi showed good awareness to square to Aribo, who swept the ball into the empty net.

Defoe scored his 300th club career goal to add to Joe Aribo’s 9th minute early opener, and even though Livi hit a post, Rangers continued their domination through the second half.

With Celtic dropping points at Aberdeen, Steven Gerrard’s side took full advantage to increase their lead at the league summit, having played one game more.

For Livingston, it is a second defeat in a row and they remain ninth in the table. Since a 0-0 draw between the pair in August, both Aribo and Defoe have had little problem in scoring. Rangers have hit 32 goals in 11 games, Livingston 17 in nine.

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