By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Old Firm giants Rangers and Celtic both recorded emphatic wins in the SPL.Old Firm giants Rangers and Celtic both recorded emphatic wins in the SPL on Saturday.
Rangers hammered Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 at Ibrox, while Celtic were 5-0 winners at bottom club Livingston.
Thomas Buffel put the reigning champions ahead on 15 minutes before Dado Prso increased The Gers' lead on 38 minutes.
Dunfermline substitute Noel Hunt put the visitors back in the game on 54 minutes only for a Rangers sub - Federico Nieto - to restore the cushion on 71 minutes.
Peter Lovenkrands netted another goal for the hosts four minutes later and a second substitute - Ross McCormack - grabbed Rangers' fifth in the closing moments.
Celtic matched their Glasgow rivals' scoring feat, and kept a clean sheet in the process, at Livingston.
The Bhoys had to wait until nine minutes before half time before making the breakthrough, with Stephen McManus ending Livi's resistance.
Shaun Maloney netted on the stroke of half time for the visitors, who were further ahead on 51 minutes through Polish striker Maciej Zurawski.
Chris Sutton notched just past the hour mark and Celtic went nap on 72 minutes courtesy of Craig Beattie.
Darren Mackie climbed off the bench to score twice in the last 11 minutes to earn ten-man Aberdeen a 2-2 draw at home to Motherwell.
David Clarkson put the visiting side ahead on 63 minutes and he extended his side's lead just six minutes later.
Richie Byrne was sent off for The Dons with a quarter of an hour remaining before Mackie made his dramatic impact.
Mackie gave Aberdeen a glimmer of hope with a penalty on 79 minutes and then pinched a point with five minutes remaining.
Dundee United and Kilmarnock could not match the goals in the other games as they played out a 0-0 draw at Tannadice.