Two penalties and a objective from Alfredo Morelos within the remaining 10 minutes gave Steven Gerrard his first Premiership away win as Rangers supervisor.
The win additionally moved them again to 5 factors behind leaders Hearts forward of an enormous week for the Ibrox facet.
Ryan Kent scored his third of the season, however Steven Boyd seemed to have earned Accies some extent.
James Tavernier stepped up twice in two minutes to attain from the spot and Morelos added a late fourth.
A 3rd consecutive victory means Rangers have now gained on their final seven visits to Hamilton and transfer as much as fifth within the desk.
They face Spartak Moscow at Ibrox on Thursday within the Europa League earlier than a League Cup semi-final with Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Sunday.
After a 3rd straight defeat, Martin Canning’s ninth-placed facet are left with simply six factors from their opening 9 league video games.
Rangers depart it late
With Rangers with out their important two strikers, Morelos and Kyle Lafferty, for subsequent week’s semi-final, the main target was on how others within the crew might step up and present their efficiency in entrance of objective.
The guests additionally needed to present they might win away from Ibrox domestically, one thing they’d not managed all season.
Kent and Ovie Ejaria, particularly, might be massive gamers on the nationwide stadium as supervisor Gerrard makes an attempt to guide his crew into their first cup remaining below his watch.
It took 31 minutes although for house Gary Woods to be compelled right into a significant save, the goalkeeper diving low to assert Ejaria’s curling effort.
However Gerrard’s facet acquired their noses in entrance when Hamilton coughed up possession in midfield. Morelos performed a pleasant ball by means of the center to Kent, who coolly lobbed Woods.
Woods needed to tip over one other Ejaria effort, however Hamilton have been being left to rue missed probabilities of their very own.
With the scores nonetheless at 0-0, Scott Martin and Darian Mackinnon each did not hit the goal after gliding in on the again publish, whereas Aaron McGowan headed over from shut vary.
Even after they fell behind, Mackinnon spurned one other superb likelihood when he shot over after goalkeeper Allan McGregor had punched the ball into his path.
Rakish Bingham stung the palms of McGregor earlier than James Keatings shot the rebound broad. However, because the arduous luck tales have been being written, they equalised in beautiful vogue.
Boyd was given time and house on the sting of the field and he cracked an effort into the highest nook.
Nevertheless, they nonetheless had 10 minutes to carry out. Inside six, they’d conceded twice; referee Andrew Dallas pointing to the spot after Alex Penny’s handball then after Morelos fell to the turf from a tug on his shirt.
With the ultimate kick of the ball, Morelos blasted in with the Hamilton defence all at sea – his 12th of the season and his fourth in three video games.
Win doesn’t conceal the cracks – evaluation
Willie Miller on BBC Radio Sportsound
“The three targets scored with out the penalties have been sensible. No method might you might have predicted that Rangers have been going to tuck away 4 on the finish of the day.
“It is insanity, completely craziness from the centre-back Alex Penny. Not coping with the cross after which getting himself all tangled with Morelos.
“However, for lengthy durations it was dire stuff from Rangers. It wasn’t inspiring. The tempo was low, they weren’t creating probabilities,
“It is a magnificent 4-1 victory however I do not assume it hides the cracks. It was very related this sport to the Livingston sport [1-0 defeat].”
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Match ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 4.
Second Half ends, Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 4.
Objective! Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 4. Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the excessive centre of the objective.
Foul by Ross McCrorie (Rangers).
Steven Boyd (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Andy Halliday (Rangers) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Hand ball by Andy Halliday (Rangers).
Delay over. They’re able to proceed.
Delay in match Rakish Bingham (Hamilton Academical) due to an harm.
Steven Boyd (Hamilton Academical) is proven the yellow card.
Substitution, Rangers. Ross McCrorie replaces Ryan Kent.
Objective! Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 3. James Tavernier (Rangers) converts the penalty with a proper footed shot to the centre of the objective.
Penalty Rangers. Alfredo Morelos attracts a foul within the penalty space.
Penalty conceded by Alex Penny (Hamilton Academical) after a foul within the penalty space.
Objective! Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 2. James Tavernier (Rangers) converts the penalty with a proper footed shot to the highest left nook.
Penalty conceded by Alex Penny (Hamilton Academical) with a hand ball within the penalty space.
Delay in match Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) due to an harm.
Substitution, Rangers. Eros Grezda replaces Jordan Rossiter.
Objective! Hamilton Academical 1, Rangers 1. Steven Boyd (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from exterior the field to the highest left nook.
Try missed. James Tavernier (Rangers) proper footed shot from exterior the field is shut, however misses to the left.
Substitution, Rangers. Joe Worrall replaces Nikola Katic.
Foul by Scott McMann (Hamilton Academical).
Ryan Kent (Rangers) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the correct.
Try saved. Rakish Bingham (Hamilton Academical) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the centre of the objective.
Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Steven Boyd replaces Ziggy Gordon.
Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) is proven the yellow card.
Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).
Jordan Rossiter (Rangers) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
James Keatings (Hamilton Academical) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Rangers).
Substitution, Hamilton Academical. James Keatings replaces Mickel Miller due to an harm.
Delay in match Mickel Miller (Hamilton Academical) due to an harm.
Nook, Rangers. Conceded by Alex Penny.
Foul by Scott McMann (Hamilton Academical).
James Tavernier (Rangers) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Substitution, Hamilton Academical. Rakish Bingham replaces Fredrik Brustad.
Try missed. Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) header from the centre of the field is only a bit too excessive.