Rangers survive ‘Well comeback to go top

Motherwell 2 Rangers 3

Alex McLeish’s men had been cruising at 3-1 up thanks to two first half goals from Gregory Vignal and a third soon after the restart from Dado Prso.

When Kevin McBride pulled one back from the penalty spot it looked like being only a consolation effort for the home side but, when Barry Ferguson was sent off and Martyn Corrigan made it 3-2, the stage was set for a nerve-jangling finale.

Rangers hung on to take the win they needed to climb one point above Celtic, who lost 2-0 at home to Hearts on Saturday, at the summit of the Premier League.

MOTHERWELL: Marshall, Paul Quinn, Craigan, Partridge, Hammell, McBride, Leitch, Corrigan, Paterson (Foran 59), Clarkson (Britton 81), Scott McDonald.

RANGERS: Waterreus, Ricksen, Kyrgiakos (Khizanishvili 71), Malcolm, Ball, Namouchi (Arveladze 66), Ferguson, Alex Rae, Vignal (Lovenkrands 61), Prso, Novo.

Referee: D McDonald (Scotland).

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