Scottish Roundup: Danilo header sparks pressure-relieving victory for Beale and Rangers | Scottish Premiership

Danilo set Rangers ready for a 2-0 victory against St. Johnstone but suffered a fractured cheekbone while scoring at McDiarmid Park. The win will ease pressure on Rangers manager Michael Beale following defeats to Celtic and PSV Eindhoven before the international break.

Brazilian striker Danilo led the Rangers in front after 16 minutes but had to be substituted immediately afterwards. Substitute Rabbi Matondo added a second in the 79th minute, but it was another below-par performance against a team still looking to secure their first league win of the season.

Rangers begin their Europa League campaign with a home match against Real Betis on Thursday.

David Turnbull scored a penalty to send Celtic en route to a 3-0 victory Dundeebefore their trip to Feyernoord on Tuesday.

The champions scored all their goals in 16 minutes after halftime. Turnbull beat Trevor Carson from the spot in the 51st minute after being fouled by Grant Irvine as he resisted a challenge from Ryan Howley on the edge of the area.

VAR official Steven Kirkland converted the free kick into a penalty and Turnbull converted in the middle.

Kyogo Furuhashi doubled the lead in the 63rd minute, despite taking the tunnel in the first half to nurse a recurring shoulder injury. The Japanese striker made an untracked run to meet Callum McGregor’s cross and head home from 12 yards. Furuhashi assisted four minutes later as he ran onto Alistair Johnston’s pass to cut the ball back for Matt O’Riley to side-foot home.

Saint Mirren beat Mother well 1-0 at Fir Park to continue their unbeaten start to the season and move up to second in the table. Scott Tanser volleyed the only goal after 55 minutes and although they created numerous chances, the hosts were unable to find the net.

Steven Naismith began his reign as permanent head coach of Hearts with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Aberdeen.

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Goals either side of the interval from Yutaro Oda and Liam Boyce gave his side three points and left the Dons bottom of the Premiership with St Johnstone ahead of their Europa Conference League group match at Eintracht Frankfurt THURSDAY.

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Kilmarnock‘s fightback in the second half secured a 2-2 draw and secured the new Hibernian the manager, Nick Montgomery, will have to wait for his first victory. Will Dennis’ own goal gave Hibs the lead after eight minutes before Dylan Vente’s cool finish made it 2-0 to Hibs just before the hour mark and seemingly beat Kilmarnock.

But Kyle Vassell halved the deficit two minutes later with a close-range finish before Joe Wright headed in Danny Armstrong’s cross to save a point.

Bruce Anderson scored the equalizer as Livingston achieved a 1-1 draw at Ross County. Simon Murray continued his prolific form in front of goal to give the Staggies the lead in the 60th minute, only for Anderson to equalize for the visitors 12 minutes later.

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