Record-breaking Rangers wrote themselves into the history books with a seventh consecutive clean sheet in a 4-0 win over Dundee United.
But the result came at a cost for Steven Gerrard as he watched four of his players suffer injuries. The Light Blues became the first Scottish side to open a season with seven straight shut-outs as they maintained their three-point lead at the top of the table. Player of the month for August Ryan Kent opened the scoring early before skipper James Tavernier sealed victory on his 250th appearance for the club. Kemar Roofe and Scott Arfield rounded off the scoring midway through the second half but Gerrard will be left sweating after Leon Balogun, Ryan Jack, Brandon Barker and Alfredo Morelos all had to be replaced. The Ibrox casualty concerns began in midweek with confirmation Joe Aribo could miss a further six weeks with an ankle injury that has already kept him out for a month. United – who stay in eighth place – had Lawrence Shankland back on the bench after a similar lay-off. But the game had not even kicked off when Gerrard had more to worry about. Filip Helander was scheduled to start among the substitutes after reporting back from Sweden duty just 24 hours earlier but was hurried into the starting line-up at late notice when Balogun hurt himself in the warm-up.