Rangers only unbeaten club in top Scottish and English leagues after Livingston win
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Rangers only unbeaten club in top Scottish and English leagues after Livingston win

Rangers are the only unbeaten club in the top tiers of Scottish and English football following Sunday’s victory over Livingston.

The Gers ran out 2-0 winners at Ibrox courtesy of first-half goals from Joe Aribo and Jermain Defoe, extending their lead at the top of the Premiership table in the process.

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring for Rangers against Livingston at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s side have now played 12 matches, winning 10 and drawing two.

Their slip-ups came on the road at Livingston and Hibernian, but as November approaches, no team has managed to get the better of them.

That’s more than can be said for any club in the English Premier League, despite that competition only beginning in mid-September.

Aston Villa and Everton both entered the weekend’s round of fixtures unbeaten, but succumbed to defeats to Leeds United and Southampton, respectively.

Inconsistency has been a problem for the biggest clubs in England across the opening month and a half of their campaign, but Rangers have been near perfect to date.

Rangers are leading the way for big UK clubs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Remarkably, the Gers have only conceded three goals in their opening 12 Premiership fixtures, one of which was an unfortunate own goal from George Edmundson when his side were already 5-0 up at Motherwell.

The defence has been rock solid and an average of close to 2.5 goals per game shows that there haven’t been any problems at the other end of the pitch, either, despite talisman Alfredo Morelos being in the midst of a slump.

In addition, Rangers have played four matches in European competition, with Lincoln Red Imps, Willem II, Galatasaray and Standard Liege all swept aside with relative ease.

No trophies are won by late October but with three wins in little over a week, Gerrard’s men have turned a strong start to the season into an excellent one.

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