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Last Updated: Thursday May 08 2008 07:38 GMT

Rangers' win closes gap on Celtic

Motherwell's Stephen Craigan and Rangers' Barry Ferguson battle for the ball

Rangers have closed the gap on Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League to just four points, after beating Motherwell 1-0.

Captain Barry Ferguson scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute, at Ibrox, the Gers' home ground.

Ferguson volleyed in the shot after a corner by Steve Davis, to give his team their first SPL win in five matches.

The result means Walter Smith's men, who have two games in hand over Celtic, could go on to take the SPL title.