Sunday, April 10, 2011
Another road win helped Maurice Edu and Rangers stick close to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League title chase as the Light Blues took down Hamilton on Sunday at New Douglas Park.

Edu started and played the first 70 minutes before yielding his spot to El Hadji Diouf.

The US international took a bit of a blow to the head in a first half collision with Hamilton's Aaron Wildig and was removed as a precaution.

Edu also received a first half yellow card for a harsh tackle on Dougie Imrie.

The victory keeps Rangers just two points behind their Old Firm rivals as the SPL season nears its close.

Nikica Jelavic did the scoring for the Glasgow club but it was goalkeeper Allan McGregor who will be best remembered for his performance.

Imrie was tripped in the Rangers penalty area by Steven Davis giving the hosts a 16th minute penalty kick.

Imrie dusted himself off to take the penalty but fired right at McGregor who dove low to his left to save the shot.

That gave Rangers the boost they needed and it eventually led to Jelavic's goal in the 43rd minute.

The Croatian first managed to draw a free kick after gathering in a long punt from McGregor. Jelavic then took the resulting free kick and curled it just past the fingers of the Hamilton goalkeeper to net the game's lone goal.

The Rangers defense did the rest of the job in second half keeping the Accies' at bay and picking up the very valuable three points.

Edu and Rangers will now prepare for yet another midweek encounter when they visit Aberdeen on Wednesday.

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