By David Buick and Ben Banks

Alex Dyer sensed some vulnerability in Rangers- but only because he knew his Kilmarnock players were capable of stepping up to the plate.

Killie pulled off a brilliant win over Rangers at Rugby Park, defeating the Gers 2-1. Scott Arfield had given the away side a 1-0 lead but the Ayrshire outfit came back fighting.

Big Killie win. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Stephen O’Donnell equalised before Eamonn Brophy scored a crucial winner in the dying minutes. It keeps Kilmarnock in the hunt for the top six ahead of a huge game with sixth place Hibs on Sunday whilst derailing Rangers’ title ambitions.

Dyer was thrilled with his players that he believed in from the first minute in this Rugby Park tussle: “I’m delighted, it’s a great night for the football club.

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“It’s nice to get three points and everybody is happy. It was a great finish from Brophy and a great result. First half we contained them quite well up until a point but we showed them too much respect I thought first half.

Dyer has led Killie to a shock Rangers win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Second half it was more like us, we used the ball better and played with a better tempo. We knew we could cause them problems if we put ourselves into the game.

“I sensed a little bit of vulnerability in them but only because I knew if we stepped up we could cause them problems and ask questions of them.”

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