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Scotland: Rangers held by Hibs, Hearts booed off

October 24, 2009

A disappointing week for Rangers continued when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hibernian in Saturday's top-of-the-table Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at Ibrox.

Rangers, Kenny Miller
SNSRangers' Kenny Miller rues another missed opportunity

With memories of their Champions League mauling against Unirea Urziceni still raw, Rangers were desperate for a positive reaction - and started well when Kris Boyd claimed an early opener.

But the Scottish champions were denied the three points when Anthony Stokes levelled for the visitors - and although it was not enough to lift Hibs into pole position, the away fans returned to Edinburgh far happier with the result.

Damian Casalinuovo and Morgaro Gomis gave Dundee United a deserved 2-0 derby win over Aberdeen at a rainy Pittodrie.

The Dons were made to pay for some poor finishing, with Fraser Fyvie and Lee Miller both guilty of missing gilt-edged chances before Argentinian striker Casalinuovo found the net for the visitors on the half-hour mark.

United midfielder Gomis doubled the lead five minutes later with a smart finish from the edge of the box to hand Mark McGhee's side their first home defeat since the opening day of the season.

Hearts were booed off the pitch after an uninspiring performance saw Csaba Laszlo's side fail to break down strugglers Falkirk in a goalless draw at Tynecastle.

Kevin Kyle's second-half double gave Kilmarnock a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone at Rugby Park. The Killie captain headed the opener six minutes after the interval and then sealed the points just after the hour with a volley from distance, catching Saints goalkeeper Alan Main out of position.

In the second minute of added time, Killie defender Frazer Wright headed a Danny Grainger corner into his own goal - but it was too late for a Saints recovery.

Lukas Jutkiewicz scored twice late on as Motherwell came from two goals down to draw 3-3 away to St Mirren. Saints were heading for their third consecutive victory when Hugh Murray grabbed his second goal with 18 minutes left. But Well threw men forward, and Jutkiewicz twice finished brilliantly.

Murray and Andy Dorman had earlier given St Mirren a deserved lead either side of Ross Forbes' controversial 49th-minute penalty.