By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dundee United dented Rangers' title hopes with a shock 1-0 win at Ibrox.Dundee United dented Rangers' title hopes with a shock 1-0 win at Ibrox.
Stuart Duff's early goal was enough to give United all three points and inflict the first home defeat of the season on Rangers.
Duff struck after just seven minutes when heading home Jim McIntyre's cross past Ronald Waterreus to stun the home fans.
Rangers threw everything into attack, but could not find a way past a resolute United defence.
The win lifts Dundee United off the bottom of the table and leaves the title race wide open.
Celtic have the chance to regain the lead at the top when they visit Livingston on Wednesday.
Inverness boosted their hopes of a top six finish with a 1-0 win over Motherwell
Graham Bayne's goal after 20 minutes was enough to give the home side all three points.
Motherwell's miserable night was compounded when goalkeeper Gordon Marshall was sent off on 23 minutes, but despite their numerical advantage Inverness could not add to their lead.