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Scotland round-up: Rangers gain ground

Published: Saturday 2 February 2002, 22.40CET
Rangers FC gained ground on Celtic FC on Saturday after the league leaders could only draw.
Published: Saturday 2 February 2002, 22.40CET

Scotland round-up: Rangers gain ground

Rangers FC gained ground on Celtic FC on Saturday after the league leaders could only draw.

Rangers FC gained ground on Celtic FC on Saturday after the league leaders could only draw.

Two-minute scoring spree
Shota Arveladze squeezed home a rebound from a Tore André Flo shot to draw Rangers level at Dundee FC, before Fernando Ricksen stunned the home side by drifting a free-kick into the Dundee penalty area for Craig Moore to head home for a 2-1 win.

Cheeky finish
Dundee looked set to record a shock victory when Gavin Rae cheekily forced Steven Milne’s goal-bound effort into the Rangers net after 70 minutes, but Rangers’ two-minute scoring spree put paid to their hopes.

Hibs hold Celtic at bay
Hibernian FC became only the third side to take points from Celtic this season as they held the champions to a 1-1 draw at Easter Road. Garry O'Connor gave the home side the lead after 22 minutes, but Welsh international John Hartson headed home for Celtic after 50 minutes to level the scores.

Motherwell slip up
A dramatic recovery saw third-placed Livingston FC win 2-1 at Motherwell FC. Having been put in the lead by Jan Soloy, a slip-up in defence saw Motherwell gift Marvin Andrews an equaliser for Livingston just before half-time. Fransisco Quino's 70th-minute strike clinched the points for the visitors.

Dadi inspires Aberdeen
Eugene Dadi scored the only goal of the game as Aberdeen FC won 1-0 away against Saint Johnstone FC, while goals from Craig Dargo and Kevin McGowne gave an impressive Kilmarnock FC side a comfortable 2-0 victory over Dundee United FC.

Hearts leave it late
Kilmarnock are now above Heart of Midlothian FC in fifth place after the Edinburgh side could only draw 1-1 at Dunfermline Athletic FC. It could have been worse for Hearts after defender Scott Thomson had put Dunfermline in front with a blistering free-kick after 54 minutes, but striker Stéphane Adam grabbed a crucial share of the points with a dramatic equaliser four minutes into injury time.

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