Rangers 4-0 Dundee
Rangers issued another warning of intent as they cruised into the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 Ibrox stroll over top-flight Dundee.
The Ladbrokes Championship leaders look destined to reclaim their Premiership place next season after storming 14 points ahead in the race for promotion.
And they gave another slick display of their progress as they made light work of Paul Hartley's team to book their place in Sunday's draw for the last four.
Harry Forrester struck for the third game running to put the Light Blues ahead after just 13 seconds and from there Mark Warburton's men never looked back.
A close-range header from Jason Holt two minutes after half-time, Andy Halliday's free-kick and a late solo effort from skipper Lee Wallace sealed a stunning victory.
Without cup-tied duo Michael O'Halloran and Billy King and injured top scorer Martyn Waghorn, Gers hoped their front three of Kenny Miller, Barrie McKay and Forrester would be strong enough to shoot-down top-flight opposition for the second round running.
Dundee also went with a bold attacking triumvirate as Kane Hemmings, Greg Stewart and Gary Harkins returned after Hartley started them on the bench for Wednesday's goalless draw at Celtic Park.
Controversial comments made by both Harkins and Darren O'Dea on the Light Blues in recent months ensured both were booed roundly by the Ibrox faithful.
Ex-Celt O'Dea reckoned Rangers should have been stripped of the trophies won during the EBT-era, while Harkins sparked an outcry after joking the post-liquidation Gers were a new club.
But it was the home support who had the last laugh as their side struck early.
Rangers conceded possession from kick-off. However, Dee left-back Kevin Holt dallied on the ball and was robbed by Forrester, who darted straight for goal before slamming past Scott Bain at his near post.
Ibrox roared with delight and there was almost more to celebrate soon after as Bain denied Tavernier's shot, while Kevin Holt headed against his own post before it bounced clear.
Harkins was jeered as he tugged Dundee's first effort wide but Gers were soon flooding forward again, with O'Dea well placed to cut out Miller's dangerous cross.
Bain pushed away Tavernier's free-kick but for all that Rangers' one-touch passing was a joy to watch, Warburton would have been concerned their half-time lead was not bigger.
Like the first period, though, his team came out flying and got the goal their dominance deserved just 90 seconds after the restart.
Forrester this time turned creator, dinking a lofted pass into the chest of McKay, who knocked it down first-time into Miller's path. The former Scotland striker's angle was too tight to shoot so he calmly steered it back across goal for the onrushing Holt to nod home.
Gers were then out of sight after 55 minutues. Paul McGinn's foul on Miller was punished with a free-kick just outside Dundee's box and Halliday made it count, sweeping swept a low strike past Bain.
Wallace then underlined Rangers' emphatic victory with seven minutes left as he danced past three challenges before stroking beyond the exposed keeper.