Rangers move back into second
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
RANGERS moved back into second place in the Scottish Premier League with a 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Sunday.
A Ronald de Boer strike and a Barry Ferguson penalty sealed the game for Alex McLeish's men against The Dons who ended the game with ten men.
Dutchman de Boer broke the deadlock at Ibrox after 29 minutes when he converted from close range after good work from Peter Lovenkrands out wide.
The home side secured the three points in the 76th minute when Kevin McNaughton's handball led to a penalty and a red card, with Barry Ferguson making it 2-0 from the spot.
There was no way back for the ten-man visitors and Rangers moved back into second spot, two points behind Celtic.
Dundee United fell behind to an early goal at Tannadice but rescued a point with a 1-1 draw against Motherwell.
Stephen Pearson gave the visitors the lead after just three minutes when he volleyed home Steven Hammell's corner from six yards out.
United drew level a minute after the break when Jim McIntyre met Allan Smart's cross with a left-foot volley to share the spoils.
Livingston fell to their second defeat of the season with a 1-0 home loss against Kilmarnock.
Kris Boyd latched on to Craig Dargo's through ball to grab the only goal of the game three minutes before the break at Almondvale to send Killie into fourth spot in the table.