Scottish roundup: Kilmarnock go top after Celtic and Rangers drop points

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard shouts instructions to his players

But for all their dominance, the Hoops had to settle for the narrowest of leads at half-time - Filip Benkovic's exquisite finish ruled out for a foul and Leigh Griffith's penalty excellently saved by Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

The champions were heading back to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership until Danny Johnson struck from a hard angle in the 88th minute to earn Motherwell a 1-1 draw. However, a Kilmarnock win means they move to the top of the table. Both sides made a number of changes - four for Motherwell and seven for the visitors, who handed Jonny Hayes and Cristian Gamboa starts, but the hosts were forced into two more early on as defenders Peter Hartley and Liam Donnelly both went off injured.

The midfielder, who had two spells on loan at the Pittodrie club prior to this season, scored what proved to be the victor with a shot in added time at the end of the first half.

DONS boss Derek McInnes was pleased to report Gary Mackay-Steven, who clashed heads with Dedryck Boyata and was taken off on a stretcher, was on the mend following his side's defeat to Celtic.

"Normally after a night take game it's three o'clock in the morning - if I can get to sleep before that I'll be happy". In the second half our positioning was better but we were still too loose. It's definitely two points dropped'.

"But from our perspective it's a poor goal to lose".

"People have been trying to write him off since I first came in here and he has proven to be an outstanding player for me and a great captain".

"We are very hungry to sustain this period of our game and what we are trying to win". It looked not only accidental but also outside the penalty area, however Lewis threw himself to his right to push Sinclair's penalty behind for a corner, which was defended by the Pittrodrie side.

Livingstone soon became the third Motherwell defender to succumb to injury and Stephen Robinson chose to go for broke by putting on striker Curtis Main.

'And give the ball to Danny in the box and he scores goals.

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