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Scotland round-up: Rangers extend lead

Published: Wednesday 19 March 2003, 20.59CET
Rangers opened a six-point gap at the top of the Scottish Premier League with comfortable 2-1 win.

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Published: Wednesday 19 March 2003, 20.59CET

Scotland round-up: Rangers extend lead

Rangers opened a six-point gap at the top of the Scottish Premier League with comfortable 2-1 win.

Rangers FC increased their lead over second-placed Celtic FC in the Scottish Premier League to six points following a 2-0 home victory over bottom side Motherwell FC.

Comfortable win
Captain Barry Ferguson opened the scoring on 18 minutes with a curling free-kick and Danish international Peter Lovenkrands completed a comfortable win just after half-time when he raced on to a Kevin Muscat pass to slot the ball into the net.

McLeish praise
Although rivals Celtic have two games in hand, Rangers manager Alex McLeish was satisfied that his side had garlanded maximum points, praising his players for their professional display. "Overall, it was a really good night's work and they showed fantastic professionalism," he said. "They went about it really well and even though Motherwell made it hard, we deserved it tonight."

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