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Last Updated: Thursday May 14 2009 05:50 GMT

Rangers miss chance to top SPL

Rangers' Pedro Mendes (right) and Hibernian's Ross Chisholm battle for the ball

Rangers missed out on a chance to reclaim top spot in the Scottish Premier League by being held to a 1-1 draw at Hibernian.

Derek Riordan netted the first goal of the game four minutes before half-time, to leave Rangers trailing.

Nacho Novo thought he'd equalised after the break, but officials decided the ball had not crossed the line.

Rangers kept up the fight and Novo DID net the equaliser 10 minutes before the final whistle to earn Rangers a point.

It means they're now level with Celtic on points, but have to settle for second place in the table on goal difference, with just two matches left to play.

Elsewhere, Kevin Kyle helped to ease Kilmarnock's relegation worries by scoring twice to help his side to a 2-1 win over St Mirren.

At the bottom of the table, Falkirk lifted themselves out of the drop zone, thanks to a 1-0 win over Hamilton, while Motherwell were held to a 2-2 draw by Inverness CT.