Soccer

Rangers win 4-0 in Scottish Cup final

Glasgow Rangers completed the league and cup double in Scotland by overpowering Aberdeen 4-0 at Hampden Park on Saturday.

But the game was marred by a first-minute injury to Dons veteran goalkeeper Jim Leighton, who fractured his jaw playing in his final game at age 41.

Aberdeen, which finished last in the Premier League and 57 points behind champion Rangers, suffered a major blow at the start when Leighton was injured.

Andrei Kanchelskis crossed from the right and Rod Wallace challenged the 'keeper for the ball. The Rangers striker accidentally caught Leighton with his knee and Leighton, after several minutes, was carried off with a broken jaw. It was a sad end to a 26-year career for the former Manchester United and Scottish international keeper.

With no goalkeeper listed among only three substitutes Aberdeen put striker Robbie Winters between the posts for the remaining 89 minutes.

He was beaten by Dutch forward Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the 35th minute but Aberdeen went into half time only a goal down before caving in after the break.

Tony Vidmar, Billy Dodds and Wallace added three more within a three minute spell early in the second half as Rangers collected the 100th trophy in its history.

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