Rangers powered to a richly-deserved 4-0 victory over Hibs as Philippe Clement's Ibrox debut went without a hitch.

While Hibs attacked the game in a bold 4-2-4 formation from the start, they got little change out of a confident-looking home side who already look to have been influenced by their new manager on the training pitch.

An early goal from Abdallah Sima settled any early nerves before Nico Raskin's 35 yard daisy cutter caught out Hibs' veteran keeper David Marshall just before half time.

The dominance continued unabated in the second half and Sima got his second, blasting home the rebound from a Cyriel Dessers shot. The Belgian born striker looked much sharper throughout and capped a decent display with a cool finish after substitute Todd Cantwell's sublime no-look pass found him free in the box.

Here are the key points from the match.

Rangers well worth their win at Ibrox

The formula for these matches should be fairly straightforward. The first goal breaks the resistance of the opposition, the second all-but wins the game and any further efforts add a shine to the scoreline. All of that is easier said than done, of course. Too often in recent seasons, Rangers have made hard work of the kind of fixtures that just need to be taken care of if you have any ambitions of being champions. The two goals in the first half came at good times for Clement’s side. The job was done at the break as a Hibernian outfit that had plenty of attacking talent failed to cause as many problems as expected.

Chris Jack

Sima on fire

The Senegalese forward has exploded after a slow start to life in Scotland. Operating wide left, he had clearly been instructed to get close to targetman Cyriel Dessers and it paid off time and again. The opening goal came from Sima picking up a loose ball and driving into the box. His low shot was angled brilliantly into the corner, giving David Marshall no chance. While he's capable of quality, he's got a mercurial style that means he's just as likely to produce madness as magic. Several times he gave the ball away, yet he worked hard to win it back and caused Hibs no end of problems. His second was another sharp finish after good work from Dessers who had his best game since arriving. Clement will hope the sudden acceleration in Sima's development can continue in the weeks and months ahead.

Jonny McFarlane

Clement's man management

Borna Barisic came off the pitch injured early into the game, but his exit from the pitch was interesting. Rather than a brief handshake, the new manager stopped and talked to the full-back for 20 seconds clearly asking about his issue before giving him a hug and sending him back to the dressing room for treatment.

Much later in the game he did similar to Dessers, issuing what looked like a rallying cry to his beaming striker, just after a goal capped an excellent afternoon's work. Clement has said in his various interviews that managing the people rather than the players will be an important part of his stewardship of the club and you can already see he's taking care to use his human qualities with his new charges.

Jonny McFarlane

Bench options offer optimism going forward

The insight that Clement offered at his pre-match press conference on Friday was interesting as he discussed the injury situation at Ibrox and how he plans to address an issue that blighted both his predecessor and Giovanni van Bronckhorst before that. The Belgian cannot allow history to repeat itself and for a plethora of walking wounded to undermine his tenure. Clement rhymed off the names of those who were not yet able to complete 90 minutes after their respective returns from the treatment room. It was no surprise, then, to see the likes of Ryan Jack, Todd Cantwell, Kemar Roofe Danilo only make the bench for the first match of the new era. Much of the focus in the hour before kick-off centred on those that Clement had selected to start. Yet the list of names that missed out was worthy of a look in its own right and it offered hope that an immediate uplift in Rangers’ fortunes could be on the cards as the squad regains its strength and depth. Cantwell got just over half an hour under his belt and received a warm ovation on his return. Danilo got the last ten minutes alongside youngster Ross McCausland Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo have still to return, as has Kieran Dowell. The loss of Jose Cifuentes on international duty was a blow for Clement, as was the early departure of Borna Barisic here. The debate over the quality of certain members of this group is still a live one and the group is not suited to the style of football that Clement wishes to play. He can be encouraged by the news on the injury front, though, and having more options at his disposal is certainly no bad thing.

Chris Jack

Lammers frustrations continue

The Dutchman continues to be an enigma. His pass in the build-up to Rangers' third goal was sublime, releasing Dessers to take the shot Marshall parried before Sima blasted into the corner. He works hard in the system, pressing well and has fantastic technical ability. Sadly, he seems to struggle when the moment to make a decisive impact arrives. This issue was showcased again as he missed an incredible chance set up by a lovely touch by Dessers, just four yards from goal. As he rattled the post, Ibrox groaned in unison - it's safe to say a good few supporters remain unconvinced. He needs a goal to help him find the form he needs. 

Jonny McFarlane