TWO dramatic late goals from veteran striker Kenny Miller rescued Rangers from an early Scottish Cup knock-out at Ibrox.
There were only six minutes remaining as Motherwell led with a Louis Moult header.
The bulk of the 31,000-plus crowd were getting anxious as the clock ticked down.
And then substitute Martyn Waghorn curled an inviting cross into the heart of the Fir Park side’s rearguard in the 84th minute.
Miller found himself with a free run and he launched himself to send a six-yard header powerfully past the exposed Craig Samson.
Ibrox breathed a sigh of relief as a double save from Wes Foderingham prevented Mark McGhee’s side scoring a quickfire reply.
And with the game in stalemate and heading for a replay on Tuesday week, 37-year-old hitman Miller struck again in the 89th minute.
The goal was a personal tragedy for former Celtic skipper Stephen McManus whose sloppy ball forward went straight to Andy Haiilday.
The midfielder threaded a pass into the tracks of Miller who zipped an effort low past Samson.
It was a remarkable finale to a contest that looked to be swinging Well’s way when they took the lead in the 74th minute.
Chris Cadden sent in a delightful cross from the right and Moult got in between the dithering double-act of Rob Kiernan and Lee Hodson to bullet a header high into the top corner with Foderingham remaining motionless on his line.
But victory was snatched from them by a determined Miller whose late, late show put the Ibrox side into tomorrow’s fifth round draw.