By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Rangers closed the gap on leaders Celtic to 12 points with a 2-0 win against bottom side Dunfermline at Ibrox.
After a goalless first half, Kris Boyd (pictured) opened the scoring just after the hour mark and Steven Smith added a second on 77 minutes.
The win lifts the pressure on manager Paul Le Guen after The Gers' shock exit in the CIS Insurance Cup in midweek.
Aberdeen remain level on points with Rangers after a 2-1 win at home to Motherwell.
Jamie Smith began the scoring on 56 minutes but the hosts' lead was short-lived as Michael Hart put through his own goal (61).
Lee Miller netted the winner with four minutes to go to fire Aberdeen above Hearts into third place.
Dundee United picked up their third win of the season with a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock, Noel Hunt scoring the only goal with 20 minutes remaining.
Hibernian beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0 to leap-frog their opponents in the table.
The opening goal came from Steven Fletcher 20 minutes into the second half and the home side added the second from the penalty spot.
After goalkeeper Mark Brown had been sent off for a foul in the area, Chris Killen stepped up to fire home from 12 yards.