On This Day – Oct 13

From Rangers.co.uk:

WE remember some of the moments from this day in Rangers’ glorious history

In 2001, Shota Arveladze scored one and set up the other two in a runway away 3-1 win for Rangers over Kilmarnock.

Arveladze had dazzled on his debut with a double against The Diamonds on Tuesday and he confirmed that he is going to be a huge player for the Light Blues with another terrific display.

Having scored in the ninth minute he set up strikes for Claudio Caniggia and Tore Andre Flo as Rangers produced their most dominating and fluent performance of the campaign with top performers all over the field.

Barry Ferguson and Claudio Reyna were sensational in midfield while Fernado Ricksen and Arthur Numan worked tirelessly down the flanks.

In 1951, the Light Blues were victorious in a League Cup semi final defeat of Celtic. Goals from Willie Thornton, Joe Johnson and Willie Findlay gave the Gers a 3-0 win at Hampden in front of over 80,000 fans.

Bill Struth‘s side bounced back from the disappointment of the previous week when the Gers had drawn 1-1 with East Fife at Ibrox in the League to defeat Celtic.

In the week following the win over Celtic, Rangers would travel to Arsenal to play under a floodlit Highbury Stadium – the second ever time they had been used.

In 1980, Rangers took on Chesterfield at Ibrox in the Anglo Scottish Cup, with a poor match from the Gers point of view ending 1-1 in front of 12,000 fans.

An 18 year old Gordon Dalziel had been promoted to the first team for the match and he got himself on the scoresheet to equalise after a Phil Walker corner curled its way in at the near post.

Dalziel scored after Colin McAdam had headed a Sandy Jardine cross into the path of the youngster who scored with an excellent left foot shot beyond Turner in goal for Chesterfield.

Manager John Greig, speaking after the game said: “The only good aspects of the match so far as we are concerned is that it gave me an opportunity to field young Gordon Dalziel and give Tom Forsyth and Willie Johnston a full 90 minutes.

“But over the piece we didn’t play at all. Now, though, they will have to come out at us in the second match in Chesterfield.”

On this day in 1919, Jimmy Duncanson was born in Denniston, Glasgow. Duncanson, a striker has his name firmly etched in the history books the clubs’ third-top all time scorer (with 22 goals) against rivals Celtic, behind R.C. Hamilton and Ally McCoist.

He scored Rangers’ 4000th league goal as part of a hat-trick in a match against Dundee at Dens Park on Christmas Day 1947, and he scored the first hat-trick in an Old Firm match for Rangers in the 20th century.

Duncanson played in 342 games for the Gers, scoring 149 goals, with many of his games occurring during World War 2 and therefore being considered as unofficial.

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