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Menga strike gives Livingston 1-0 win over Rangers

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Dolly Menga's first goal for Livingston secured victoryPromoted Livingston stunned Rangers to consign Steven Gerrard to just his second defeat in 18 games as manager of the Ibrox club.Dolly Menga's strike proved to be the difference as Gary Holt's side moved level with Hibernian in second.Gerrard's side remain without an away win in the Premiership this season and face leaders Hearts, who they trail by eight points, next Sunday.
Before then, Rangers host Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday.Livingston, meanwhile, extend their unbeaten in the division to six games, with head coach Holt still to taste defeat since replacing Kenny Miler last month.
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Livingston miss chances against blunt visitors
Holt's team should have been ahead long before they scored, with their directness causing Rangers all manner of problems.Scott Robinson broke through but dragged his effort across the face of goal, then Alan Lithgow could only direct his effort wide after sliding in to meet Craig Halkett's header across goal.The hosts were content to let Rangers play in front of them, knowing they could trouble the visitors at set pieces. And that was the manner in which the crucial goal came.Rangers conceded a free-kick and Livingston worked an opening, Declan Gallagher and Robinson combining to set up Menga, who took a touch and scored from the centre of the box.By that stage, Rangers had dominated possession but had found the home defence impenetrable and goalkeeper Liam Kelly was largely untroubled,That pattern continued into the second half, though Alfredo Morelos did force a save from Kelly.Scott Pittman was denied by the feet of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor and Lithgow flicked wide from another Livingston set play.Crosses continually came into the Livingston box and were continually cleared, while two penalty claims - after Halkett's challenge on substitute Glenn Middleton, and one for handball - were waved away.
'Phenomenal' from Livingston - analysis
BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont at the Tony Macaroni ArenaA phenomenal performance and result for Livingston. To a man, they were excellent, continuing to exceed expectations on this upward trajectory.Their style of play and personnel has scarcely changed since their return to the top flight, but great credit has to go to Holt for the way he has galvanised the team since his arrival.He had so many heroes. Captain Halkett was immense, marshalling a superbly-organised defence, while Menga kept Connor Goldson and Joe Worrall on their toes throughout.Rangers were short of inspiration, though. As good as they have been at times under Gerrard, they fell well short of those standards.Their final ball was lacking - only once did they cut the home side open - and it is something of a wake-up call for Rangers, who find themselves in mid-table.
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Livingston
1Kelly
31Gallagher
26Halkett
4Lithgow
15LawlessSubstituted forBurnsat 63'minutesBooked at 79mins[/i]
8Pittman
6Byrne
7Jacobs
3Lamie
17RobinsonBooked at 17mins[/i]Substituted forSibbaldat 90+2'minutes
45MengaSubstituted forLawsonat 78'minutes
Substitutes
2McMillan
10Sibbald
11Cadden
19Burns
21Stewart
30Hamilton
33Lawson
Rangers
1McGregor
2Tavernier
6Goldson
3Worrall
31Barisic
37Arfield
23CoulibalySubstituted forKentat 45'minutes
10Ejaria
21Candeias
20Morelos
11LaffertySubstituted forMiddletonat 66'minutes
Substitutes
13Foderingham
14Kent
16Halliday
17McCrorie
19Katic
35Grezda
40Middleton
Referee:Craig ThomsonAttendance:9,246
Match Stats
Home TeamLivingstonAway TeamRangersPossessionHome49%Away51%ShotsHome5Away7Shots on TargetHome2Away4CornersHome2Away6FoulsHome11Away13
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Match ends, Livingston 1, Rangers 0.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+5' Second Half ends, Livingston 1, Rangers 0.Posted at 90'+4' Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90'+4' Foul by Borna Barisic (Rangers).
Substitution
Posted at 90'+2' Substitution, Livingston. Craig Sibbald replaces Scott Robinson.Posted at 87' Hand ball by Joe Worrall (Rangers).Posted at 87' Foul by Shaun Byrne (Livingston).Posted at 87' Joe Worrall (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 85' Scott Robinson (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 85' Foul by Joe Worrall (Rangers).Posted at 83' Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Declan Gallagher.Posted at 82' Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 82' Nicky Cadden (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 82' Foul by Borna Barisic (Rangers).Posted at 80' Attempt missed. Ovie Ejaria (Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.Posted at 80' Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Alan Lithgow.
Booking
Posted at 79' Bobby Burns (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 79' Foul by Bobby Burns (Livingston).Posted at 79' Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution
Posted at 78' Substitution, Livingston. Steve Tevi Lawson replaces Dolly Menga.Posted at 77' Foul by Alan Lithgow (Livingston).Posted at 77' Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 74' Craig Halkett (Livingston) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 74' Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).Posted at 70' Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 69' Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Livingston) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 68' Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Allan McGregor.Posted at 68' Attempt saved. Scott Pittman (Livingston) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 67' Foul by Scott Pittman (Livingston).Posted at 67' Daniel Candeias (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66' Foul by Ricki Lamie (Livingston).Posted at 66' Daniel Candeias (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution
Posted at 66' Substitution, Rangers. Glenn Middleton replaces Kyle Lafferty.
Substitution
Posted at 63' Substitution, Livingston. Bobby Burns replaces Steven Lawless.Posted at 60' Dolly Menga (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 60' Foul by Joe Worrall (Rangers).Posted at 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 54' Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).Posted at 54' Shaun Byrne (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 53' Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).
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