By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers returned to winning ways with victory over Dundee United.Rangers returned to winning ways with victory over Dundee United, while Dunfermline climbed off the foot of the table with a win at Falkirk.
Gers chief Alex McLeish has not given up hope of catching Celtic in The SPL and second half goals from Thomas Buffel, Steven Thompson and the resurgent Peter Lovenkrands saw off the challenge of The Terrors.
Dunfermline are scrapping for their lives and Mark Burchill and Noel Hunt scored the goals that lifted them to victory over Falkirk who secured a consolation through Darryl Duffy.
With The Pars taking three points, Livingston slipped to the foot of the table after suffering agonising defeat at the hands of Motherwell.
Harald Pinxten's effort had cancelled out a strike from Richie Foran and looked like being enough to earn Livi a point, but Kevin McBride popped up in injury time to hand victory to Well.
Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle played out a 0-0 draw at Pittodrie.