SPL: Hibs hold Hearts, Rangers ease to win
GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Hibernian fought out a 1-1 draw with Hearts in a pulsating Edinburgh derby in the Scottish Premier League on Sunday.
Hibs took a first-half lead when skipper Rob Jones stabbed in a close range shot which took a deflection off defender Christophe Berra following a corner by Portuguese winger Filipe Morais on 18 minutes.
A minute from the interval Steven Fletcher could have doubled the advantage when he ran through on goal and was one-on-one with keeper Anthony Basso. But the Frenchman stayed on his feet and clawed down the Hibs midfielder's chipped shot.
Hearts levelled 46 seconds into the second half with another untidy goal when French striker Christian Nade used his knee to bundle the ball into the net
Hibs moved into third place on goal difference ahead of Dundee United who also have 22 points from 12 games.
Yesterday, Rangers cruised to a 2-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle with a goal in each half from Kris Boyd and Carlos Cuellar in the Scottish Premier League (SPL).
Striker Boyd put them ahead after just 45 seconds when he fastened on to a pass from Spanish forward Nacho Novo 16 metres out and sent a low shot into the bottom right of the net.
Spanish defender Cuellar grabbed the second goal in 63 minutes.
Rangers remain second in the SPL standings with 25 points, three behind champions Celtic who won 2-1 at Kilmarnock earlier on Saturday with a first-half double from Australian striker Scott McDonald.
Aberdeen beat Dundee United 2-0 in a hard-fought encounter. United ended the match with nine men after skipper Barry Robson was sent off in the 80th minute for a fierce challenge on Chris Maguire and Lee Wilkie was dismissed in stoppage time for a second booking.
Falkirk beat Gretna 2-0 while Motherwell and St Mirren slugged out a 1-1 draw.