Hearts 0 – 2 Rangers

Early goals from Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo gave Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers a 2-0 win at Hearts, who lost at Tynecastle for the first time this season.

Hearts, who had won five and drawn three of the league home games before lunchtime kick-off, flew off the blocks and could have led in two minutes with a Liam Boyce lob, but from the first attack of the Rangers after nine minutes Morelos shot home Sakala’s fashion cut – and they never looked back.

Hearts hadn’t been behind Tynecastle for a single minute this season and were amazed when Joe Aribo quickly reached second place, taking a long pass from Connor Goldson before firing a mighty finish past Craig Gordon with 13 minutes played. .

The hosts struggled to regain their momentum but reactivated after the interval, hitting the crossbar twice and watching as Liam Boyce missed a golden opportunity, before Josh Ginnelly wasted any realistic hope of a comeback with a stupid second yellow card for righting Borna Barisic.

Rangers take a seven-point lead to the top of the Scottish Premiership standings before Celtic take on Motherwell later, when Well could narrow the gap with Hearts in third place to two points with victory.

What’s next?

Hearts are in Dundee on December 18 at 3pm, while Rangers host St Johnstone at 7.45pm on Wednesday.

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