18.01.2022 23:31 h

Rangers frustrated as Aberdeen rescue draw

Rangers dropped Scottish Premiership points for the first time in Giovanni van Bronckhorst's reign as Aberdeen rescued a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Alfredo Morelos conceded a 73rd minute penalty when he was penalised for handball and Lewis Ferguson netted from the spot to leave Rangers frustrated at Pittodrie.

Van Bronckhorst's side had taken the lead against the run of play in controversial circumstances in the 20th minute.

Ianis Hagi scored from close range seconds after the Dons had a strong penalty appeal waved away by Kevin Clancy when Allan McGregor caught Ryan Hedges.

Rangers had forward Ryan Kent sent off in the 83rd minute for his second booking after a foul on Scott Brown.

The Scottish champions are four points ahead of second placed Celtic, who beat Hibernian 2-0 on Monday, but it was the first let down for Van Bronckhorst since he succeeded Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

Josh Ginnelly scored a second-half double as Hearts beat St Johnstone 2-0 at Tynecastle.

St Mirren ended their 11-game winless run with a 2-1 victory over Dundee United 2-1 at Tannadice.

The Buddies opened the scoring in the first half with a well taken goal by Jay Henderson, before making it two after the break thanks to Eamonn Brophy.

United pulled one back courtesy of an Alan Power own goal but St Mirren held on.

Regan Charles-Cook bagged a second half brace as Ross County boosted their survival bid with a 3-1 home win over Motherwell.

Bruce Anderson's double earned Livingston a 2-0 victory over Dundee at the Tony Macaroni Stadium.