ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes confronted Rangers about their post-match celebrations on Wednesday night after Steven Gerrard’s side clinched a dramatic 4-2 Premiership win.

The Light Blues moved five points clear of McInnes’ side as Alfredo Morelos hit a brace and James Tavernier scored from the spot in the first half before Jermain Defoe netted in injury-time.

Sam Cosgrove scored twice for the Dons as both teams finished with ten men as Morelos and Scott McKenna were sent off for an altercation before the hour mark.

Emotions were running high at the end of a thrilling 90 minutes and it is understood that McInnes was unhappy with the noise coming from the away dressing room as the Gers celebrated a crucial three points in the title race.

The 47-year-old was given short shrift by the Rangers management as the players revelled in the moment at the end of a pulsating Premiership encounter.

It is also understood that the Gers squad had noticed changes to the photographs that adorn the walls of Pittodrie and were determined to beat Aberdeen at the fourth attempt this term.

Pictures of Dons legends and famous matches of yesteryear were replaced by images marking the Betfred Cup semi-final in October as Lewis Ferguson netted the only goal of the game at Hampden.

Rangers players clocked the changes on their first visit to Pittodrie since the opening day of the campaign and that may have played a part in their post-match celebrations.