Miller returns to haunt Hibs
Gers restore three-point lead at the top
Last Updated: September 28, 2008 4:25pm
Miller celebrates his opener
Kenny Miller inspired Rangers to a 3-0 win over Hibernian with two goals against his old club.
The Scotland international scored his first goals against his first club with two fine first-half efforts.
Madjid Bougherra made the game safe on 73 minutes when he scored his first goal for the club.
Hibs went close to breaking the deadlock on 31 minutes when Kevin Thomson denied his old side by heading Sol Bamba's header off the line from Derek Riordan's corner.
Seconds later Rangers broke the deadlock when Miller beat the Hibs defence to expertedly head home Kirk Broadfoot's cross.
Hibs were unlucky not to grab an equaliser soon after when Riordan cut the ball back for former Rangers man Ian Murray to stab his shot against the post.
Rangers doubled the lead five minutes before the break when Broadfoot teed up Miller on the edge of the box and the striker superbly curled his effort Yves Ma-Kalambay.
Hibs fought hard to get back into the contest in the second half and Joe Keenan came close when he saw his curling shot brilliantly saved by Neil Alexander.
Jean-Claude Darcheville wasted a great chance to score when Steven Davis sent him racing clear on goal, but the Frenchman dragged his shot horribly wide.
Rangers put the game beyond Hibs on 73 minutes when Bougherra poked home Thomson's free-kick.