Gerrard’s men maintain their considerable leadership in the Premiership after seeing off Callum Davidson’s Saint in Perth

Rangers have maintained their 16-point lead in the Scottish Premiership after a comfortable win in Perth

Steven Gerrard’s side took the lead with goals from Kemar Roofe and Glen Kamara in the first half before Ianis Hagi scored a third goal in the second half

Hagi’s hit from the edge of the field was saved by Saints keeper Zander Clark, but he was only able to put the ball directly on the onrushing Roofe, who found the net from close range

Rangers then doubled their lead when Joe Aribo led the ball through the Saints’ backline and found Kamara The Finnish international stroked the ball coolly under Clark

The Ibrox men were on an easy road after that and Callum Davidson’s team had their worst start after the break when Hagi’s punch twisted under Clark to make three

Alfredo Morelos was benched for suspension on his return but had a big chance late after Michael O’Halloran was sent off against his old club for receiving two yellow cards in two minutes

Roofe, Kamara and Hagi are the goalscorers and it was a pleasant evening for Gerrard’s men

O’Halloran was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in two minutes

Kent and Hagi left the park for Rangers and were replaced by Cedric Itten and Scott Arfield

It means nothing in connection with this game, but Morelos just missed a sitter

He storms one on one with Clark, but shoots past the goalkeeper’s right post

St Johnstone wins a right corner after May’s shot is deflected by Goldson

Kane heads up to the ball, but Aribo does just enough to knock the ball back and he whistles just past the post

He didn’t have a blistering start to the season, but Hagi is showing signs of why Gerrard wanted him on a permanent deal

Kane had a very calm game, but he tries to correct this with an acrobatic overhead kick

It meanders across the bar, but McGregor almost ends up in a heap in its own web, watching it sail over it

St Johnstone finds a way into the Rangers box when May picks up the ball from a throw-in

It was his goal that started the game and of course he added the third goal to put his side three in the lead

It’s not much in there but he concedes a free kick and some Saints players want further punishment

St Johnstone doesn’t drop their heads fairly and they work the ball through for May

Usually Barisic and Tavernier bomb these flanks, but they were more reluctant today

Barisic tries to slide a low ball across the lawn, but Gordon hits it back for a corner that is well cleared

These are the first 45 minutes in the books, and the Rangers shrugged indifferently at St Johnstone to be in tip top shape

He has a job on hand to change that, but the Saints were relatively comfortable for the first 20 minutes

They don’t seem to find their way into the last third of the Rangers when the Irbox men come back up

But blink and you’ll miss him returning to the base of the Light Blues midfield to ping a couple of passes

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