Scottish Premiership round-up: Rangers back up to second as Aberdeen beaten
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 07/04/18 6:47pm
Rangers moved back up to second place in the Scottish Premiership as they brushed Dundee aside and Aberdeen were beaten by Hearts.
Kenny Miller, Alfredo Morelos, Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias netted at Ibrox in a 4-0 cruise for Graeme Murty's Rangers over a Dundee side who remain in relegation danger as the league splits.
Veteran Miller broke the deadlock when striking home after 39 minutes, with Morelos making it 2-0 from close range after 68 minutes and Murphy adding a third 11 minutes later. Candeias cracked in the fourth in stoppage time.
Former Rangers forward Steven Naismith and David Milinkovic scored for Hearts in their 2-0 win over Aberdeen at Tynecastle, with the goals coming two minutes apart in the first half.
The influential Naismith was the man to break the deadlock in the 18th minute after being played in by Milinkovic down the left of the box and curling the ball home. Milinkovic then capitalised when Kyle Lafferty's shot was deflected into his path, slotting confidently into the Aberdeen goal.
Stuart Findlay's first-half header gave Kilmarnock a 1-0 win at struggling Partick Thistle, who sit one point adrift at the foot of the table after Ross County drew 1-1 with Hibernian.
Ross County were left to rue a late Hibernian leveller, having led from the 28th minute when Billy Mckay fired home from Alex Schalk's pass.
Oli Shaw denied the Dingwall side all three points when he tucked home in the 90th minute, meaning second-bottom County are four points adrift of safety.
Motherwell avoided defeat and any obvious injury problems ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals as they held St Johnstone to a goalless draw in Perth.
Celtic, who hold a 10-point lead at the summit, play at Hamilton on Sunday.
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