Steven Gerrard hailed his rampant Rangers as they finally delivered the thrashing they have been threatening to dish out all season, hammering Hamilton Academical 8-0 at Ibrox.
It was the first time they had scored eight in the top flight since 1981. But it was no surprise to the Rangers manager, who has seen signs that his team have been readying themselves to unleash an onslaught on their domestic rivals in recent weeks.
Scott Arfield swept them ahead in the 16th minute before Kemar Roofe and Joe Aribo followed it up with two quick-fire strikes as the hosts made it three goals in three minutes.
Aribo made it 4-0 before the break, while Roofe got his second soon after the change of ends.
James Tavernier took his tally for the campaign to 12 with another double just after Brandon Barker had also netted as Rangers maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the table.
“It was a very impressive performance, a strong win and another clean sheet,” Gerrard said. “The thing that pleased me the most was the standards that we maintained from start to finish.