By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hearts' unbeaten start to the season came to a grinding holt in a defeat against Hibs.Hearts' unbeaten start to the SPL season came to a grinding holt in the Edinburgh derby at Easter Road as they went down to a 2-0 defeat against arch-rivals Hibernian.
The managerless league leaders were reduced to ten men in the second period when Edgaras Jankauskas saw red for a push on Scott Brown in the 62nd minute.
Thereafter and Hibs always looked the more likely and deservedly took the lead in the 78th minute through Guillaume Beuzelin, before Garry O'Connor's goal two minutes later doubled the home side's lead.
With Hearts having suffered an unexpected defeat the pressure was on Rangers to make up ground in what has been a miserable season thus far.
However, the pressure on Alex McLeish remains strong after Rangers needed a leveller from substitute Steven Thompson, at Ibrox, to secure a 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Craig Dargo had given Inverness a lead in the 26th minute but despite Thompson's equaliser ten minutes after the interval, Rangers could not find a breakthrough goal.
Game of the day, for the neutral at least, came at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock saw off the threat of Aberdeen in a 4-2 victory.
The Dons had taken the lead through Russell Anderson but two quick-fire goals from Simon Ford (18) and Danny Invincible (19) gave Killie the advantage heading in to the break.
Kris Boyd then stole the plaudits with a double in the 47th and 57th minute respectively, before Steve Crawford grabbed a consolation for Aberdeen on 71 minutes - who later saw Darren Mackie miss a penalty.
Motherwell were far too strong for Dunfermline, as three goals in 23 second half minutes ensured only their second away win of the season.
Brian Kerr broke the deadlock in the 57th minute, before Martyn Corrigan and Jim Hamilton ensured an excellent afternoon's work for Motherwell.
Livingston had Robert Snodgrass to thank for stealing a point at Falkirk, as his last minute goal ensured a 1-1 draw.
An own goal Harold Pinxten had earlier given Falkirk a first half lead they richly deserved.