Rangers crushed Aberdeen in a swashbuckling attacking display at Ibrox as the Gers hit the Dons for five without reply.

The performance was up there with Rangers’ best team performances this campaign, and the club’s fans were quite rightly revelling in the scoreline after poor results against the Dons last season.

In contrast, Aberdeen fans have been absolutely raging about the result which saw them drop down to 4th, seven points off Rangers.

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It’s fair to say our northeast rivals were not a happy bunch after having to trudge back up north with the 5-0 defeat fresh in their minds.

The result has turned the pressure up on Derek McInnes, who came under heavy fire from Dons fans after being knocked out of the Betfred Cup by Hearts on penalties.

McInnes of course famously turned down a move to Ibrox prior to Steven Gerrard taking over at Rangers, with many Gers fans now breathing a sigh of relief.

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In fairness to the Dons boss, Rangers were a class apart against Aberdeen and McInnes reluctantly admitted there’s a real gulf in quality between the two sides [Scottish Sun].

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has come under fire after a difficult week at Pittodrie. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It felt good for supporters to finally put Aberdeen back in their place after niggling, tight, physical battles over the last few seasons.

But for many of their fans, the 5-0 humping at the hands of Rangers was the final straw for Derek McInnes.

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