19 Apr 2010

Rangers on cusp of league title

6:45 am on 19 April 2010

Rangers have moved to within two points of a second successive Scottosh football league championship as a late Kenny Miller penalty sealed a 2-0 win over ten-man Hearts in Glsagow..

With Celtic's last minute winner against Hibernian yesteray reducing their lead at the top, nerves were on show from several Rangers players in the first-half as they failed to create any clear-cut chances against a well-organised Jambos side.

However, a half-time team talk from manager Walter Smith seemed to inspire them and Lafferty headed Rangers in front nine minutes after the interval.

Hearts were reduced to ten-men six minutes from time when Eggert Jonsson received his marching orders for conceding a penalty which Kenny Miller dispatched to set up a potential title party against Hibernian next weekend.