Rangers missed the chance to rise to second in the Scottish Premiership after losing 1-0 at Livingston.
Dolly Menga’s emphatic finish was all that separated the two sides in a game that was somewhat overshadowed by an incident where an object was thrown at an assistant referee’s head.
Along with Celtic and St Mirren, Rangers are one of the only three teams yet to win an away match in the league this season but Steven Gerrard’s men lacked imagination at the Tony Macaroni arena.
The hosts, who are unbeaten since the opening day, showed more hunger in the early stages and should have gone ahead when Alan Lithgow poked the ball wide on the stretch from six yards out.
But Livi did get their goal ten minutes before the break when Menga crashed the ball home following a well worked free-kick manoeuvre.
Rangers improved slightly after the break and almost levelled the score but Alfredo Morelos’ shot was well saved by Liam Kelly.
The contest then came to a halt on 56 minutes when one of the referee’s assistants asked for treatment after being left bloody-headed when an object was thrown at him from the end where the travelling Gers fans were sat.