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Thursday 26th July 2018

Classic Match! Rangers 4-3 Hearts (24/11/1996)

We go to the 1996 League Cup Final for this Classic Match! A Paul Gascoigne inspired Rangers defeated Heart of Midlothian 4-3 at Celtic Park.

Two goals from Ally McCoist in the first 27 minutes put Rangers firmly in the driving seat in this cup final. Hearts fought back though, as Stevie Fulton drove one in right on the cusp of half-time. 15 minutes into the second-half and Hearts were level, the sensational Neil McCann squared for John Robertson to tap in and send the maroon masses wild. But in the space of a few minutes, their league cup dream was all but over.

On 64 minutes Paul Gascoigne burst into his finest form, and the legendary English midfielder scored two great goals in the blink of an eye. Rangers would hold onto that 2-goal lead until the 88th-minute when Davie Weir got one back for his side, but it was too little too late and the Gers would see the game out and lift the trophy.