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Men's Football Hearts prevent Rangers from heading back to the top

RANGERS missed the chance to return to the top of the Premiership table as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hearts at Tynecastle.

After Old Firm rivals Celtic thumped Ross County 6-0 to regain top spot on Saturday, Steven Gerrard’s Light Blues went into yesterday’s lunchtime kick-off knowing a victory would take them back to the summit.

But they found themselves on the back foot early on as Hearts flew out of the blocks in a breathless first half, hitting the crossbar inside the first two minutes before opening the scoring four minutes later through Ryotaro Meshino.

Rangers got back on level terms six minutes before half-time when Alfredo Morelos fired a shot across home goalkeeper Joel Pereira and into the net to score his 15th goal in all competitions.

And despite creating a flurry of second-half chances, Rangers had to settle for a point which takes them level on 22 points with leaders Celtic.

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