Rangers swept Airdrieonians out of the Scottish League Cup with a dynamic and assured display that left the League One side reeling. Before Airdrie had even found their bearings in the game, they were three goals behind and the tie was lost. Nicky Clark opened the scoring after just four minutes, before Andy Halliday and Martyn Waghorn struck. Airdrie regrouped after the interval, but Dean Shiels and James Tavernier added goals for ruthless Rangers. The contest was never evenly-matched, since Rangers kept the ball with crisp, short passing right from the kick-off, which left the home side unable to settle.
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