Scottish Premier League February 2011
In Scotland, Motherwell pulled off one of the results of the season by beating leaders Celtic 2-0 courtesy of two John Sutton goals. The home side ended the Bhoys’ 17-match unbeaten run and gave second-place Rangers a massive boost. Sutton grabbed the opener after just two minutes and hit the second just after half time from the penalty spot after Keith Lasley was brought down.
Rangers closed the gap to five points with two games in hand following a comfortable win over St Johnstone. A Nikica Jelavic brace sandwiched goals from Kyle Lafferty and Papac in a game that put to bed the disappointment of losing to their neighbours last week. Third-place Hearts were held to a goalless draw at Aberdeen while Kilmarnock retained fourth with a 2-0 home win over St Mirren, William Gros and Alexei Eremenko hitting the first half goals.
At the bottom, stuggling Hamilton looked set for three points against Dundee United after Mickael Antoine-Curier gave them an early lead from the spot. However, Andis Shala headed a late equaliser to take a point for the visitors.
Hibernian eased their relegation fears with a 2-0 win over Inverness in the capital. Callum Booth scored a cracker in the 58th minute and Lewis Stevenson sealed all three points late on.
Tags: Motherwell, Celtic, Rangers, Keith Lasley, Aberdeen, St Mirren, Hibernian