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St Mirren 0-4 Rangers: Kemar Roofe's hat-trick and Joe Aribo secure victory for Gers in Paisley

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St Mirren 0-4 Rangers: Kemar Roofe’s hat-trick and Joe Aribo hand Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s rampant Gers a vital victory in Paisley, to keep the pressure on Celtic who remain six points ahead at the top of the Scottish Premiership

  • Rangers secured a vital 4-0 victory away against St Mirren in Paisley on Sunday 
  • Kemar Roofe headed home inside two minutes following a Ryan Kent cross
  • The 29-year-old then doubled his side’s advantage on the stroke of half-time 
  • Roofe later fired past goalkeeper Dean Lyness on 50 minutes to get his hat-trick
  • Joe Aribo finished off the win netting his 25th goal for Rangers, with a fine effort
  • Victory puts Rangers on 76 points, six behind leaders Celtic in the title race

Kemar Roofe’s hat-trick and stunning Joe Aribo strike proved to be the difference as Rangers kept the pressure on Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, following a crucial 4-0 victory against St Mirren on Sunday afternoon.

Roofe opened the scoring for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side heading home past goalkeeper Dean Lyness, following a pin-point cross from Ryan Kent inside the first two minutes.

The 29-year-old then doubled Rangers’ advantage on the stroke of half-time, after captain James Tavernier picked out the Walsall-born forward.

Roofe was in on the act once again securing his hat-trick, after firing low past Lyness in what was a comfortable victory for his side.

Joe Aribo finished the job with 14 minutes remaining, after firing a stunning left-foot curler in to the top corner from outside the area.

Van Bronckhorst’s men move on to 76 points following win in Paisley, but they remain six points behind arch-rivals Celtic having both played 33 games, with five matches left to play.

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Kemar Roofe headed home inside two minutes to put Rangers 1-0 up against St Mirren

Kemar Roofe headed home inside two minutes to put Rangers 1-0 up against St Mirren

Roofe then put his side two goals to the good on the stroke of half-time in Paisley on Sunday

Roofe then put his side two goals to the good on the stroke of half-time in Paisley on Sunday

He later fired low past St Mirren goalkeeper Dean Lyness from close range to wrap up the win

He later fired low past St Mirren goalkeeper Dean Lyness from close range to wrap up the win

Joe Aribo's sublime curler 14 minutes from time capped off the victory for rampant Rangers

Joe Aribo’s sublime curler 14 minutes from time capped off the victory for rampant Rangers

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