Tavernier’s goal helped his team extend their incredible winning start to the Championship season to nine games.
With today’s top-of-the-table clash level at 1-1 and with under ten minutes left, Nicky Law was brought down 20 yards from goal and referee John McKendrick awarded the free-kick.
Tavernier – or the Blue Cafu as he is affectionately known – stepped up and his superb free-kick dipped over the wall before flying past the helpless Danny Rogers in Falkirk’s goal.
Ibrox erupted as the club’s marauding right-back celebrated his strike in style and after the final whistle he expressed his delight as his side claimed three more valuable league points with Lee Wallace netting a terrific third goal in injury time.
He said: “It was definitely a tough game today, they worked really hard and they are probably the fittest team we have come up against.
“They made it tough and like I’ve said, if I can score a free-kick which can relieve pressure off the team then I’m happy to do so.
“It was a great feeling to see it go in but I’m just happy that the skip scored as well at the end to confirm the win.
“It’s great that we are both scoring goals and being part of it. I know Waggy didn’t score today but he played a massive part in everything this afternoon.
“So everyone counts in the team, everyone is working hard but when the skip got the ball at his feet in injury time I just knew he would score.
“He seems to have a homing beacon in the back of the net when he sets himself up, it’s like a missile as it goes straight in!
“So I’m delighted he got his goal but the most important thing was the victory.
“Falkirk hadn’t lost a league game this season so we’re absolutely delighted that we’ve had nine games and nine wins in the Championship.
“We’re top of the table with maximum points so we’ll have a break now and then we’ll go back and work hard and be ready to fight again.”