Last Updated: 02/05/12 10:44pm
It's all over, Rangers thrash Dundee United 5-0 with two goals from Aluko, one each from Whittaker, Ness and Bedoya. United's Champions League hopes are over.
Referee Muir warns Flood after he goes in on Edu; he's not waiting until next season for retribution.
Edu booked for a studs-up challenge on Flood. The former Man City midfielder shows his anger at the Rangers player as he gets up.
Bedoya not too far away from a teasing Bartley cross as Rangers threaten United's goal for the umpteenth time.
Credit to United for a battling display after the break, but too little, too late. Maybe they had the Riot Act read to them?
Douglas feeds the sliding Russell, but McGregor touches the ball wide. He's after a clean sheet i't he?
Broadfoot in the right place again, nodding the ball behind to safety. United press at the corner but McGregor claims.
McGregor is having a quiet time in Rangers' goal, but don't forget his two good early saves that kept United at bay.
United force a corner and Daly's powerful header flies wide. He was in space and should have hit the target.
Jamie Ness cooly slots it home from just inside the area after an assist from that man Aluko, seconds after Rangers were claiming for a penalty for handball.
Definite improvement from United this half - but nothing to show for it, and probably too far behind to make a difference.
Good save from Pernis, denying Aluko his hat trick with a smart effort down to his left to parry a shot from a tight angle. Edu follows up at the corner but puts his effort straight at the United keeper.
Aluko tries for number three again, cutting in from the right but his left-footed shot lacks power and direction.
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Both back on, and looking OK, although the entire United side look like they've been knocked pillar to post.
United's Dillon clumsily concedes a corner with Kerkar on his heels, but Rangers don't threaten from the set-piece. Makes a change, in fact they've been quiet for a few minutes now...
Another rapid Rangers attack with McGregor finding Aluko, he crosses and Kerkar's slide is just inches short of making contact at close range.
Stuart Whitehill - 'Cheers Rangers, beating Utd puts the mighty 'well into the champs lge. Best thing they have done all season.'
Aluko's had a go for his hat trick, but his free kick to a deflection wide. United look shell-shocked, understandably.
What a lift for Rangers fans with all they have had to endure this season. Surely the death-knell for United's Champions League hopes?
Sone Aluko again! Cut inside, squeezed between three defenders and rolled it across Pernis with his right this time.
Pernis has to tip over a McCabe shot that took a wicked deflection and was spinning in under the bar.
Plenty of interest from Canada tonight! Mark Wilson in Newmarket, Ontario reckons a 2-0 win to United with goals from Daly and Russell.
Good save from McGregor, dropped low to his right to push a decent effor from Kenneth round the post. United have started well.
Damen Adam in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is optimistic - kind of: 'Rangers to win 2-0, goals from Aluko and Edu (hopefully)'
Kick off is just a few minutes away, and the water sprinklers are still on. No drought order in this neck of the woods, I can assure you, it's been a soggy few weeks.
United manager Peter Houston: 'We're talking here about going to the home of the team that's second in the league with a good points tally. 'People can't forget that. We know it's going to be a tough fixture so we have to take what we can get out of the game. 'We don't fear it, though. We'll go and have a go as we usually do.'
Plenty at stake for United - a win guarantees Europa League football, but also keeps them in the hunt for third place which would mean the Champions League.
These two have already met four times this season, with a cup tie as well as the SPL games. It's two each at the moment, with Rangers winning the first two and United taking the others, including an excellent 2-0 win at Ibrox in February.
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Here's what Ally McCoist has had to say in the build-up to tonight: 'The players are playing for themselves, they are playing for the support and they are playing for second place, which has got a great financial reward.'At this particular time, that means an awful lot to the club. So there is plenty to play for.'We've got Motherwell to play and we've got Dundee United to play so out of respect for everybody else we've got to do our best, which you would expect us to do and we will do.'
What do you think to tonight's team selection? United are unchanged from the weekend, while Rangers make two changes - Salim Kerkar and Jamie Ness are in with Lee McCulloch and missing through injury.
Dundee Utd: Pernis, Neilson, Dillon, Kenneth, Dixon, Flood, Robertson, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Daly, Russell. Subs: Banks, Ryan, Swanson, Watson, Douglas, Armstrong, Dow.