Hibernian 0 Rangers 2

Last updated : 29 January 2003 By Footymad Previewer

Rangers maintained their three-point gap at the top of the table after a Claudio Caniggia tap-in eight minutes from time completed a 2-0 win over Hibs.

It was Hibs who had the first attempt at goal though after two minutes from a free-kick 20 yards out, Tom McManus shot wide.

Rangers' first meaningful attack came after 12 minutes, Neil McCann making the Hibs by-line before crossing the ball but it was an easy catch for Nick Colgan.

Play swung to the other end and one minute later Hibs won a corner. From the corner a scramble took place in the Rangers six-yard box and McManus had a shot blocked and cleared.

We had to wait until the 34th minute for the next real action. Ronald de Boer got to the by-line but his cross was headed over by Shota Arveladze.

After the restart Hibs attacked immediately with a Yannick Zambernardi strike being blocked.

After 49 minutes Rangers won a corner on the left and from the cross Craig Moore should have scored, but headed over from six yards.

Rangers took the lead on 58 minutes after their very own captain of industry Barry Ferguson picked up a pass on the edge of the box before driving in and shooting high into the top corner of the net.

Hibs responded well, but four minutes later Grant Brebner could only head a McManus cross at the goalkeeper.

Rangers however went on to add their second, before Gary Smith was sent off a minute before time.