RANGERS STROLL, HIBS FUME
RANGERS kept their faint Scottish title hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Motherwell, while Hibernian were controversially denied in their 0-0 draw against Edinburgh rivals Hearts yesterday. Birthday boy Danny Wilson celebrated turning 26 with the opening goal 10 minutes after the break before Alfredo Morelos put the seal on victory late on. Third placed Rangers looked nervy having thrown away leads against both St Johnstone and Kilmarnock but this time held on for a victory which keeps them 11 points behind leaders Celtic. But there was bad news for Rangers boss Graeme Murty as Ryan Jack was stretchered off seven minutes before the break, making him doubtful to face Celtic in this weekend’s Old Firm derby. At Tynecastle, Hibernian were furious when referee Steven McLean and his assistant failed to spot Oli Shaw’s strike bouncing over the line. Shaw was so certain his seventh minute effort had gone in after he hit Martin Boyle’s cutback off the underside of the bar that he started celebrating, but his joy was short-lived as McLean waved play on. The ball looked over the line and both the referee and his assistant, Sean Carr, were well-placed but neither called it and television pictures proved them wrong.