Rangers FC hit Kilmarnock FC for six on Sunday as they maintained top spot in the Scottish Premier League.
The Ibrox club's Dutch contingent started the scoring spree in a 6-1 victory with Michael Mols on target in the fifth and 15th minutes. Ronald de Boer then added a third in 26 minutes before skipper Barry Ferguson hit the fourth eleven minutes before half-time. Stevie Fulton pulled one back for the visitors just before the break but the second half was all Rangers, with Craig Moore's header and Ferguson's penalty completing the scoring.
Celtic in touch
Celtic FC stayed in touch with the leaders after a 4-1 away victory against Dunfermline Athletic FC. The visitors went ahead through Henrik Larsson's 14th league strike of the season and Alan Thompson doubled the lead on 31 minutes, before Craig Brewster gave third-placed Dunfermline hope shortly after half-time. Stilian Petrov and Chris Sutton added goals to Celtic's cause ahead of the Glasgow side's UEFA Cup second round tie with Blackburn Rovers FC on Thursday.
Hibernian on a roll
In the day's other game, Hibernian FC made it five league wins in succession with a 1-0 victory against Aberdeen FC, secured by Grant Brebner's 70th-minute strike.
Dundee FC moved into the top six on Saturday with a 2-1 win at Heart of Midlothian FC. Jean Louis Valois hit the post for Hearts before Steve Lovell opened the scoring for Dundee in the 26th minute. Defender Kevin McKenna hauled Hearts level on the hour by heading in Valois' corner. However, Lovell latched on to Nacho Novo's pass to secure all three points.
Elsewhere, Motherwell FC slumped to a 5-1 home defeat against Livingston FC. Lee Makel's spectacular ninth-minute strike set up the victory and Cherif Touré Maman scored either side of half-time to kill the game as a contest. Khaled Kemas found the net for Motherwell nine minutes from time, but further goals from David Bingham and Davide Xausa enabled Livingston to climb above Motherwell into eighth place.
Dundee United FC remain rock bottom of the table, two points adrift of Partick Thistle FC, after the teams drew 1-1 at Tannadice. Scotland striker Steven Thompson headed United into a 13th-minute lead, but the visitors levelled four minutes from time through Ricky Waddell's looping header.
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|Dundee United||0-0||St Johnstone|
Buchanan 86 (penalty)
McGowan 32, 34
|Venue: St Mirren|