Amadou Bakayoko scored Dundee’s opening goal to record his fifth of the season as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
The Sierra Leone International was at the right place to tap in a leaking ball, but Rangers came from behind to beat Dundee 3-1 and move five points behind Celtic, despite Jose Cifuentes’ first-half red card after a VAR check.
In sixteen appearances, Bakayoko scored his fifth of the season since joining the Scottish side on loan from Forest Green, but the home side fought back to score three goals before halftime.
Cyriel Dessers equalised, and a few minutes later, Tavernier put Rangers ahead from the penalty spot following a VAR review.
Abdallah Sima made it three before Jose Cifuentes was red-carded after another VAR review on the stroke of halftime.
After the recess, Dundee improved as they enjoyed the large majority of possession, but Rangers held onto their lead.
The defeats meant Dundee sat seventh after round fifteen of the Scottish Premier League.