Scottish Premier League Roundup, Feb. 14

Kris Boyd scored his 21st goal of the season as Rangers beat

Hibernian 3-0 on Sunday to go 10 points clear of Celtic in the

Scottish title race.

Boyd netted from the penalty spot after Steven Whittaker had

broken the deadlock five minutes into the second half.

Kenny Miller, who won the penalty after being fouled by Sol

Bamba, put the gloss on the win in stoppage time by racing onto

Kevin Thomson’s pass before rolling the ball low into the net.

“The first half was very tough,” Rangers defender Madjid

Bougherra said. “We were very patient. The first goal came in the

second half. The game was still open and we scored two more.”

The victory came a day after Celtic was held to a 4-4 draw by

Aberdeen.

“We had two draws the last two games and we needed to keep

the confidence for the fans and the team,” Bougherra said. “I hope

we do the treble but it’s going to be very hard.”

Rangers faces a fifth round replay against St. Mirren in the

Scottish Cup on Wednesday and meets the same team in the League Cup

final next month.