Scottish Premiership top-seconders, Rangers FC today defeated Hearts for the seventh consecutive time to ensure they thwart Celtic title celebration title against Hibernian on Sunday in a very comfortable 3-1 away win.
Steven Gerrard’s side used only 15 minutes to make their early dominance tell through a Jermain Defoe finish before Ryan Jack fired the second via Daniel Candeias assist.
Nikola Katic’s half volley from Candeias’ cross after the break secured the points before Steven MacLean’s headed reply.
Rangers’ second three-goal win over Hearts this month moves the visitors to within eight of the reigning champions.
Chances of winning a Europa League place through their Scottish Premiership finish were further diminished as their run without a win over Rangers extended to nine.
Celtic now has another extension to claim their campaign trophy even after a meeting with Hibernian on Sunday.