By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers returned to the summit of the SPL table following a comfortable 3-0 win.Rangers returned to the summit of the SPL table following a comfortable 3-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox.
The game was effectively over in the opening exchanges when a penalty from Nacho Novo and second from Dado Prso put Gers in control.
Things slowed down down after the break, however Robert Malcolm's goal just five minutes after the interval put the icing on the cake.
Hibernian closed to within four points of Aberdeen following a 2-1 win over the ten-man Dons.
Derek Riordan put the home side ahead, however Darren Mackie levelled matters after 37 minutes.
The match turned when David Preece was dismissed with Stephen Glass' winner just after the hour mark clinching the points.
Motherwell climbed ahead of Hearts in the table following a 2-0 victory over Livingston.
Goals from Phil O'Donnell and Richie Foran either side of half time sealed the win for Well.
Dundee United secured a much-needed win over Kilmarnock following a 3-0 success at Tannadice.
A quick-fire double from Grant Brebner and Barry Robson inside the opening 22 minutes put The Tangerines in the driving seat.
Jim McIntyre added a third shortly after the interval to conclude the scoring.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hearts shared the points after a 1-1 draw.
The visitors were always up against it when Andy Webster was sent off after 35 minutes.
It was a game of two penalties following the break with Paul Hartley netting for Hearts, while Juanjo equalised from the spot six minutes later.