The official website for European football

Scotland round-up: Rangers keep the pace

Published: Monday 26 August 2002, 0.05CET
Rangers FC kept in touch with leaders Celtic FC thanks to a 2-0 win against Aberdeen FC.

UEFA.com features

Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Ireland's semi-final adventure: behind the scenes
  • Israel travails no problem for Peretz
  • Brahimi following in Madjer's Porto footsteps
  • Trenčín winger Simon commanding attention
  • Sheridan taking the heat at APOEL
  • McGregor making his mark back at Celtic
  • Heat of the moment: Commentators' finest hours
  • Pick of the matchday two photos
  • Spain game evokes happy memories for Sweden
1 of 10
Published: Monday 26 August 2002, 0.05CET

Scotland round-up: Rangers keep the pace

Rangers FC kept in touch with leaders Celtic FC thanks to a 2-0 win against Aberdeen FC.
Rangers FC kept in touch with Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic FC after a 2-0 win against Aberdeen FC today.

Two points the difference
Alex McLeish's side moved to within two points of their arch-rivals thanks to goals in each half from Ronald de Boer and Barry Ferguson, a penalty. For Aberdeen, who had defender Kevin McNaughton sent off for a deliberate handball, it was an eleventh straight defeat at Ibrox stadium.

Boyd done good
In the other Sunday matches, Livingston FC suffered a blow ahead of their UEFA Cup clash with FC Vaduz as they went down 1-0 at home to Kilmarnock FC. Kris Boyd's 42nd-minute goal divided the sides.

United at one each
At Tannadice Park, meanwhile, Dundee United FC earned a 1-1 draw against Motherwell FC when a Jim McIntyre volley cancelled out Stephen Pearson's early strike for the visitors.

Larsson settles it
Yesterday, Celtic made it four wins from four games thanks to a solitary Henrik Larsson goal at Glasgow neighbours Partick Thistle FC. Larsson registered on 72 minutes from a John Hartson cross.

Hearts unbeaten
Along with the Old Firm, Heart of Midlothian FC remained the only other unbeaten team after seeing off Dunfermline Athletic FC 2-0. Graeme Weir and Mark de Vries, with his sixth goal of the campaign, were the scorers at Tynecastle.

Hibs lose again
However, Hearts' Edinburgh rivals Hibernian FC slumped to a fourth defeat in as many games, losing 2-1 at Dundee FC. Hibs were unable to preserve the lead given them by Garry O'Conner and fell to late goals from Fabian Caballero and new Dundee signing Steve Lovell.

Last updated: 26/08/02 1.22CET

Results

Standings

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=30957.html#scotland+round+rangers+keep+pace

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.