Saturday, May 1, 2010
Maurice Edu went the distance and DaMarcus Beasley saw significant minutes as Rangers rolled to an away victory over Dundee United at Tannadice Park on Saturday afternoon.

Edu started at midfielder and saw a solid 90 minutes of action while Beasley came off the bench in just the 27th minute of play to replace midfielder Kevin Thomson due to injury.

The appearance draws Beasley one match closer to earning a winner's medal after the club clinched the Scottish Premier League title last weekend.

Even with the league title in their possession, the Light Blues sought the victory from the very start and went on top in just the second minute.

John Fleck stripped possession away from United defender Keith Watson and set up Kris Boyd with a clear shot at goal.

Boyd slotted it home easily and was visibly emotional following the goal. It was his 100th in a Rangers uniform since joining the squad in 2006 and could very well be his last with rumors surfacing that a move to England is in the works for the striker this offseason.

The visitors doubled the margin five minutes before halftime with a brilliant individual effort by Spanish midfielder Nacho Novo.

Novo burst past United defender Gary Kenneth before sending a laser past Arabs' goalkeeper Dusan Pernis.

Beasley was active on the wing helping earn a couple free kicks and also did duties at the corner flag when needed while Edu provided another workmanlike performance in the center of the field.

United did draw one back ten minutes before the final whistle when Ryan Dow's corner from the left side was headed in by Damian Casalinuovo who beat backup goalkeeper Neill Alexander.

Rangers get back to work on Tuesday when they head across town to meet Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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