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Rangers need own goal to hold Dundee Utd

Rangers needed a late own goal to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League yesterday.

Noel Hunt shocked the home crowd with a 14th-minute opening goal for Dundee and Norwegian Christian Kalvenes made it 2-0 after the interval.

Rangers pulled back a goal from substitute Chris Burke before Steven Robb turned the ball into his own net with 11 minutes left.

Dundee United manager Craig Brewster praised his team for emerging with a point.

"It was nearly, but not quite," Brewster told BBC Radio Scotland after the match.

"But I am delighted with a point and also what delighted me was the performance.

"I thought we rode our luck in the early stages. When we went 2-0 up I thought, 'Here we go!' but then boom, Chris Burke came on for Rangers and with his second or third touch hit a great strike and suddenly the roof opened up with the noise here.

"Unfortunately, we lost another goal and I was disappointed in the manner in which we did but I am very proud of the performance."

Scottish Premier league newcomers St Mirren beat Motherwell 2-0 to go top of the standings on goal difference along with Falkirk who beat Dunfermline 1-0 at home.

A John Sutton first-half goal in 17 minutes and a second-half own goal from Paul Quinn gave Saints the win and took them top with six points from two games.

Aberdeen drew 1-1 at home with Inverness Caledonian Thistle while Kilmarnock beat Hibernian 2-1.

Scottish champions Celtic play Hearts at Tynecastle today.

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