Inverness CT 0, Rangers 1: Darcheville strikes to restore Rangers' lead

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Jean-Claude Darcheville was thrilled with his winner against Inverness after the last-gasp strike allowed Rangers to restore their four-point advantage over Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.

Darcheville, who scored the only goal of the game in the final minute after coming on as substitute, said, "The goal was very important because it was important for the team to win the game today. I'm scoring and I am very happy."

Rangers thought they should have taken the lead 17 minutes earlier when a Charlie Adam goal was controversially ruled out as Daniel Cousin was deemed to be standing in an offside position. Television pictures suggested the official called it wrong but Walter Smith was philosophical about the incident. "These things happen," he said, "and it would obviously have been a bit more frustrating for us if we hadn't managed to score the winner. Caley's recent record makes this a difficult place to visit and it was a good win for us."

In the dying minutes Darcheville pounced and secured a hard-fought victory over the spirited home side. Darcheville was cool in front of goal as he got in behind the Inverness defence to place a low effort past the exposed Michael Fraser.