Scottish roundup: Rangers return to top while Celtic end wait for away win

Alfredo Morelos’s second-half header gave Rangers a comeback 2-1 win against 10-man Hibernian to return the champions to the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Scotland striker Kevin Nisbet headed Hibs ahead at Ibrox in the eighth minute before the centre-back Ryan Porteous was shown a straight red card by the referee Nick Walsh on the half-hour for a challenge on Joe Aribo.

Jack Ross’s side withstood increasing pressure from Rangers until the 59th minute, when the substitute Kemar Roofe levelled with a header before Morelos grabbed a dramatic winner with 11 minutes remaining.

It was Hibs’ first league defeat of the season as Rangers moved one point ahead of Hearts as domestic football stops for the international break.

Earlier a late winner from Jota earned Celtic their first away victory in Scotland since Valentine’s Day and left Aberdeen without a win in nine matches.

Kyogo Furuhashi headed Celtic into a lead on the road for the first time in Scotland since that victory against St Johnstone in February but Aberdeen fought back strongly after the break.

Lewis Ferguson headed an equaliser and the former Celtic pair Scott Brown and Jonny Hayes both forced saves before Jota scored following a good move in the 84th minute with the visitors’ only real chance of the half.

The 2-1 triumph ended a run of nine domestic away games without victory for the Hoops and gave their cinch Premiership campaign a much-needed shot in the arm.

The Aberdeen manager, Stephen Glass, dropped the goalkeeper Joe Lewis in a bid to turn around their form but they go into the international break in ninth place.