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Rangers 3 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Rangers 1 - 1 Aberdeen

SPL
Rangers scorers: Mols 25, Dodds 56, Albertz 88
Aberdeen scorers: Stavrum.

13/12/2000 | KO: 19:45

Dons Defeated Despite Early Lead

The Dons went down fighting at Ibrox in this tense, taught encounter. The defending champions started brightly with Chris Clark forced to clear a Neil McCann corner off the line with Mols waiting to pounce. However, the Dons were giving as good as they were getting and in the 10th minute Arild Stavrum silenced the Ibrox crowd, sending the travelling Red Army into raptures. A Chris Clark corner was somehow allowed to come right across the face of goal to STAVRUM who gleefully prodded it over the line from four yards.

With their tails up, the youthful Dons pushed forward looking for a second but the home side hit back with a goal Ryan Esson will want to forget. A Scott Wilson flick from an De Boer corner squirmed out of Esson's hands with MOLS on hand to knock the ball over the line from little more than a yard.

Mols should have added a second less than a minute later when he hit the bar from four yards out.

In the second half, substitute Billy DODDS put the champions ahead when he deflected a Barry Ferguson effort past Esson. Robbie Winters should have brought the Dons but his headed effort from an Andy Dow cross went wide.

With the Dons pushing for an equaliser Jorg ALBERTZ put the result beyond doubt when he lashed the ball high past Esson after good build up play by Dodds.

Rangers Teamsheet
Klos, Ricksen, Numan, Konterman, Wilson, Fergusob, Reyna, de Boer (Alebertz 46), McCann, Mols, Miller (Dodds 46)

Bookings:  Albertz 51
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Esson, Rowson, McNaughton (Di Rocco 74), Guntveit, McGuire, Solberg, McAllister, Young, Winters, Stavrum (Mayer 56), Clark (Dow 67).

Unused Subs: Preece, Lilley.

Bookings:  Rowson (59).
Attendance: 45,285
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow