Rangers got their first win of 2010 with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Hamilton at New Douglas Park.
The best chance at goal in the first half was from Hamilton's Simon Mensing, but his close-range shot was blocked by Danny Wilson.
Hamilton goalie Tomas Cerny stopped a header by Kyle Lafferty, only for Rangers to break through Hamilton's defence late on.
Cerny blocked a shot by John Fleck, but Nacho Novo scored off the rebound.
Dundee Utd 1-0 HIbs
Hearts 1-0 St Mirren
Kilmarnock 0-3 Motherwell
Celtic couldn't do much to catch up with Rangers in the SPL.
They are now nine points adrift of Rangers, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Falkirk.