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Last Updated: Saturday May 10 2008 16:55 GMT

Rangers' win keeps SPL hope alive

Nacho Novo of Rangers is congratulated

Rangers are still in with a chance of winning the Scottish Premier League title after beating Dundee United 3-1.

Nacho Novo scored the first two goals at Ibrox, the Gers' home ground, while Jean-Claude Darcheville scored the third in injury-time.

Mark de Vries scored the only goal for the Terrors in the 76th minute of the match.

The win means Rangers have moved to within a point of league leaders Celtic, with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, Motherwell closed in on third place in the SPL by beating Aberdeen 2-1.

More SPL results:
Rangers 3-1 Dundee Utd
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Falkirk 2-1 Inverness CT
Hearts 0-2 Kilmarnock
St Mirren 0-0 Gretna

The Well took the lead after 60 minutes when Darren Smith shot the ball home from close range.

Six minutes later a goal by Sone Aluko for the Dons made the score equal.

But in an exciting second half Chris Porter scored the winning shot for Motherwell after 80 minutes.