Rangers fans have reacted furiously to last night's 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock - with many criticising manager Steven Gerrard's tactics.

Scott Arfield had given his side a first-half lead with a goal Gerrard would have been proud of in his pomp but Stephen O'Donnell levelled in the second-half before Eamonn Brophy sealed the points for Killie with a slick finish late on.

Gerrard underlined his side's shortcomings and admitted, after full-time, that he would take responsibility for the loss. But on social media, numerous supporters couldn't hide their anger.

Some even seemed to accept that the Premiership title race is over.

One blasted: "Utterly soul-destroying. Deserve every single bit of criticism aimed at them, that includes Gerrard & his management team by the way. 6 months graft destroyed in 3 weeks - appalling".

Another added: "See that bit in games your players tire & the opposition is coming back into it? That's the bit subs are for. Not just for when you throw away a lead".

One commented: "Where did we go second half???Too many times we go a goal up then stop playing wanting to create chances and score goals...This is costing us the title too many times trying to win 1-0 by sitting off teams allowing the pressure to build..Simply not good enough Rangers".

A fourth said: "I think we can all safely agree the league is now over. Gerrard has to take some blame. I said to my mate at 1-0 we needed to get Davis and Kamara on as the midfield had no control and we couldn't keep the ball. Forget bad referee decisions, we deserved nothing tonight."

One fan wrote: "The league is over."

Gers' defeat came as rivals Celtic romped to a 5-0 win over Hearts at Parkhead. The victory stretches the Hoops' lead to 10 points, albeit Rangers have a game in hand.