By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers stormed back to the top of the SPL with a 4-1 win over Motherwell at Ibrox.Rangers stormed back to the top of the SPL with a 4-1 win over Motherwell at Ibrox.
Shota Arveladze said farewell to the home fans in his final game at Ibrox with two goals.
Belgian international Thomas Buffel broke the deadlock for the home side on 12 minutes to ease any nerves.
Arveladze doubled the lead five minutes later with a fine finish to put the home side in firm control.
The Georgian international made it 3-0 on 54 minutes and Buffel grabbed his second of the contest three minutes later.
Motherwell were gifted a late consolation a minute from the end when Marvin Andrews put through his own net for a second week in a row, but it could not spoil a good day for Alex McLeish's men
Celtic can go back to the top of the table on Sunday when they visit Hearts.
Aberdeen kept their European hopes alive with a 2-1 win at third-placed Hibernian.
Darren Mackie gave Aberdeen the lead on 28 minutes, but Derek Riordan drew Hibs level six minutes after the break.
Mackie grabbed his second of the game on 69 minutes to give The Dons all three points and make sure the race for a Uefa Cup spot went down to the final day of the season.
Dundee missed the chance to move clear in the battle for survival after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Brent Sancho gave the home side the lead four minutes after the break, but Liam Fox earned Inverness a point with an equaliser two minutes from time.
Livingston remain in trouble at the wrong end of the table after a 2-0 defeat at Kilmarnock.
Kris Boyd fired Kilmarnock in front on 75 minutes and Allan Johnston made sure of victory with the second five minutes from time.
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