By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hearts moved clear at the top of the SPL table, while Rangers were beaten at homeHearts moved clear at the top of the SPL table with a 2-1 home win over Motherwell, as Rangers were humbled at home by Hibernian.
The Jambos are the surprise leaders of The SPL at this early stage of the season and they extended their winning sequence to five with a comfortable success over Motherwell.
Goals either side of half time by Rudolf Skacel and Edgaras Jankauskas (pictured) were enough to secure the spoils for Hearts, who had to weather a late storm of pressure from Motherwell after Richie Foran had netted a penalty 15 minutes from time.
Champions Rangers tasted defeat for the second time this season when Hibernian claimed a win at Ibrox.
Ivan Sproule proved to be the toast of Edinburgh as he netted a superb second-half hat-trick, having climbed off the bench on the hour, to sink The Gers.
Aberdeen secured their second win of the season and made up for their defeat against Hearts with a comfortable home win over Falkirk.
The damage was done in the first half as Jamie Smith netted twice before Chris Clark put the game beyond Falkirk on 33 minutes.
Kilmarnock were another side to enjoy a comfortable afternoon, with basement boys Livingston put to the sword at Rugby Park.
Colin Nish did all the damage for Killie, netting a hat-trick in the first half.