Rangers dominated possession for long periods of the first half but they failed to add to their lead until early in the second half, Colak converting Borna Barisic's cross to double the home side's advantage. Liam Smith pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 59th minute, creating a nervy end to the game for Rangers, but Van Bronckhorst's side held on for a much-needed victory. The win sees Rangers cut the gap to leaders Celtic to two points ahead of Ange Postecoglu's side's game against St Mirren, which is live on Sky Sports on Sunday (kick-off 12pm).
Andy Murray was in attendance at Ibrox to watch Rangers vs Dundee United United came back into the game but Arfield passed up another opportunity when played in by Ryan Jack, missing the target with his drive from 16 yards. Back came the Tannadice side again to the exasperation of the home fans and McGregor used his foot to stop Middleton's right-footed drive. There was a United penalty claim early in the second half when attacker Tony Watt went down under pressure from Gers left-back Borna Barisic but referee Kevin Clancy took no action. Barisic was then involved in the second Gers goal, his cross from the left knocked in at the near post by Colak.
" Rangers pounded the United defence from the kick-off and Ryan Kent and Scott Arfield missed chances before Colak, who was celebrating his 29th birthday, struck. Skipper James Tavernier drove forward after robbing Ian Harkes and picked out the striker, who took a touch into the penalty area before driving low past United keeper Carljohan Eriksson for his eighth goal of the season. The expected onslaught failed to materialise.
However, moments after Sadat Anaku replaced Middleton, the United substitute was involved in the build-up to their goal with Jamie McGrath playing in Smith, whose low drive came off McGregor and flew high into the net. Dundee United's Liam Smith (R) celebrates pulling a goal back Anxiety gripped Ibrox tight and groans were never far away as fans recalled the ease in which Celtic won 9-0 at Tannadice last month. Van Bronckhorst took action and Arfield and Jack were replaced by Scott Wright and Malik Tillman in the 69th minute and, as the play stretched, Eriksson made saves from both newcomers but it was Rangers who were glad to hear the final whistle.
Rangers 2-1 Dundee United: Antonio Colak's double helps hosts get back to winning waysRangers ended a run of three straight defeats in all competitions after edging to a 2-1 victory over Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership. After heavy defeats to Celtic, Ajax and Napoli in the Scottish Premiership and the Champions League respectively, the pressure was building on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his side, but they got off to the perfect start against Dundee United thanks to Antonio Colak's low strike (8).
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What the managers said…Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst: "It's a big win after the difficult weeks we've had. The result today was the most important thing. "It should have been more comfortable. We started really well and got the early goal. We need to learn to kill games earlier. That's something we need to do better. That cost us at times last season.
Veteran striker Steven Fletcher was absent from the visitors' squad with a thigh complaint, replaced by former Gers winger Glenn Middleton. Despite an improved Gers performance against Napoli in midweek, the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League at Ibrox meant 11 goals conceded and none scored in three games, thus anything other than a victory against the Taysiders was unthinkable. Before the game some Dundee United fans disrupted the minute's silence in memory of the Queen which led to some rancour.
Rangers vs Dundee Utd LIVE REACTION as Gers hold on for IT was nervy ending at Ibrox but Rangers held on for a priceless three points.Two Antonio Colak goals did the business although the