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Last Updated: Saturday November 07 2009 17:37 GMT

Rangers close in on SPL leaders

Rangers' Nacho Novo (right) and St Mirren's Chris Innes battle for the ball

It's all change behind Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic, with Rangers and Dundee climbing up the table and Hibernian and Motherwell going down.

Saturday started with a disappointing 0-0 draw between Hearts and Hibernian in the season's first Edinburgh derby.

Hearts seemed the most determined to win, but couldn't convert any of their corners or long throw-ins into a goal.

It gave Rangers the chance they needed to leap-frog Hibernian into second place with a 2-1 win against St Mirren.

Saturday's other SPL scores
Hamilton 2-2 Motherwell
Aberdeen 2-1 St Johnstone

Kris Boyd got the match off to a winning start for fans by scoring the first of his two goals in the first minute, after goalie Paul Gallacher had saved a John Fleck effort.

Elsewhere, it was a good day for Dundee United as Damian Casalinuovo scored twice in the first half to seal a 2-0 away win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

It moves Dundee up into into fourth place behind Hibs, while Motherwell's 1-1 draw with Hamilton sees them fall down into fifth.