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RANGERS moved back to the top of the SPL after coming from behind to see off Hibernian 5-2 at Ibrox.

The visitors moved ahead just before the half-hour mark through skipper Ian Murray, though their joy was short-lived as Michael Mols equalised just five minutes later.

However, Hibs restored their advantage through Tom McManus but went in level at the interval after Murray scored into his own goal.

Alex McLeish's men pulled away though in the second period, and strikes from Mols, Mikel Arteta and Chris Burke ensured a comfortable win.

Celtic secured a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle at Fir Park, but Martin O'Neill's side were forced to work very hard for their victory.

The Bhoys needed an Alan Thompson penalty to secure victory just a minute before half time after James Grady had levelled veteran midfielder Paul Lambert's first goal of season after eight minutes.

The former Borussia Dortmund star reacted first to Stilian Petrov's cross and powered the ball home past Partick's Faroe Islands international Jakup Mikkelsen.

Thistle, though, were not overwhelmed by their Glasgow neighbours and levelled matters after 26 minutes.

Grady pounced from just six yards after good work from Gerry Britton.

Celtic then regained the lead just before the interval, when Ian Ross brought down Petrov.

Alan Thompson stepped up to power the ball home and give Celtic all three points.

Dunfermline continued their impressive start to season with a hard-fought 2-1 away win at Aberdeen.

The visitors fell behind to an effort from Australian David Zdrilic, but goals from Craig Brewster and Barry Nicholson handed The Pars their second win from three games.

Hearts recorded a comprehensive 3-0 home win over basement boys Dundee United who crashed to their third successive defeat.

Former Middlesbrough star Phil Stamp moved Craig Levein's men ahead on 21 minutes, and doubled their lead just a minute later through a Mark Wilson own-goal.

Mark de Vries all but ended the contest nine minutes before the break with the host's third, and United never threatened to get back into the game.

Dundee claimed their second win of the campaign with a narrow home victory over a spirited Livingston outfit.

Nacho Novo opened the scoring for Dundee on 17 minutes, but Burton O'Brien restored the equilibrium twenty minutes later.

It seemed that the visitors were set to hold on for a point, but six minutes from time the hosts were awarded a penalty and Novo made no mistake from the spot to notch his second of the game.

Motherwell left it late against Kilmarnock, but Stephen Pearson's last-gasp goal handed them their first win of the season.

Scotland international James McFadden had put Terry Butcher's men in the lead when he converted a penalty midway through the second period.

Frederic Dindeleux looked to have earned Killie a share of the spoils with 14 minutes left on the clock, but Pearson then staged his late-show to send the Fir Park crowd home happy.