Dundee United rout Inverness

  • Last Updated: March 9 2014, 18:04 GMT

A review of Sunday's action in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Ciftci wheels away after netting at Inverness
Ciftci wheels away after netting at Inverness

Nadir Ciftci scored a double to secure vengeance for himself and Dundee United as Jackie McNamara's side stormed into the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals with a 5-0 thrashing of nine-man Inverness.

Ciftci was sent off in a stormy League Cup quarter-final defeat at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium in October but he had a far happier trip to the Highlands this time as he sent United on their way to the last four when he twice took advantage of poor defending in the first half-hour.

Caley Thistle ended the first half three goals and a man down following Gavin Gunning's penalty, and goals from Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong made it an emphatic fifth consecutive win for United.

The hosts had both Greg Tansey and Marley Watkins sent off for studs-up challenges on Paul Paton as they suffered a second successive 5-0 drubbing with just seven days remaining until their League Cup final against Aberdeen.

Rangers survived one of the most embarrassing results in their history when Bilel Mohsni's challenge on Albion Rovers goalkeeper Neil Parry resulted in a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with the part-timers in their William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Ibrox.

Ciaran Donnelly shot the visitors into a shock lead in the 13th minute after the Light Blues had failed to deal with a corner and the boos echoed around the stadium at the interval as Ally McCoist's runaway League One leaders sloped up the tunnel.

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