Aribo sets up dominant Rangers win while Aberdeen sink St Mirren

Giovanni van Bronckhorst made it four wins out of four as Rangers manager in a dominant 3-0 Premiership win over Dundee at Ibrox.

Joe Aribo’s deflected strike in the 36th minute gave the incessant home side a deserved interval lead and only sterling work by Adam Legzdins in goal kept the Taysiders in the game.

However, the visiting defender Ryan Sweeney put a cross from Aribo into his own goal in the 55th minute before Alfredo Morelos scored a third in the 70th minute of arguably Rangers’ best league performance of the season.

The league leaders moved seven points ahead of Celtic, who get the chance to reduce the lead at Dundee United on Sunday.

Impressive Aberdeen made it back-to-back wins in the Premiership for just the second time this season as they outgunned St Mirren 4-1 to move ahead of Hibernian and into the top six.

Marley Watkins and Christian Ramírez both scored a brace for the Dons, with Scott Tanser’s effort just before half-time the only consolation for the visitors.

A second-half equaliser from Tony Watt snatched a draw for Motherwell as Hibernian’s frustrating search for victories continues.

Kevin Nisbet’s opener in the 33rd minute sent Hibs on their way to what they hoped would be a second three points in three games. But Watt restored parity on the hour mark and left the Easter Road side with just one win from their last eight league outings. Josh Campbell struck the crossbar late on, but Motherwell defended stoutly to cling on for a point in front of 1,300 NHS employees invited by Hibs.