Gers win again as Well move into second
Last Updated: 01/10/11 8:48pm
Lafferty: Scored the only goal as Rangers made it nine wins from 10 games in the SPL
Rangers continue to set the pace at the top of the SPL after edging out Hibernian as Motherwell moved up to second with victory at Dundee United.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle picked up just a second win of the season by overcoming St Mirren at home and St Johnstone enjoyed success at Kilmarnock.
Dundee United 1 Motherwell 3
Inverness 2 St Mirren 1
Kilmarnock 1 St Johnstone 2
Rangers 1 Hibernian 0
Kyle Lafferty's 68th minute goal earned Rangers a 1-0 success over Hibs at Ibrox as the reigning champions made it nine wins from 10 fixtures.
With Celtic in action on Sunday, Motherwell took advantage of the opportunity to move into second thanks to a 3-1 win at Dundee United.
Keith Lasley made the breakthrough for Well on 14 minutes and Michael Higdon increased the lead just before half-time.
Higdon notched his second from the penalty spot on 64 minutes before Jon Daly grabbed a consolation for the hosts on 77 minutes.
Inverness remain bottom of the table, but at least had three points to celebrate after coming from behind to win 2-1 at home to St Mirren.
The visitors took a 23rd minute lead through Marc McAusland, but Inverness levelled on 31 minutes through Andrew Shinnie and Gregory Tade nabbed a 78th minute winner.
Cillian Sheridan continued his impressive form for St Johnstone by netting the winner in a 2-1 triumph away to Kilmarnock.
The former Celtic striker pounced on 73 minutes after Saints' opener on 22 minutes, scored by Francisco Sandaza, was cancelled out by Manuel Pascali.