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Summary

  1. Rangers win to close gap on leaders Celtic to 11 points
  2. Arfield slid in third following Defoe pass; midfielder netted twice in first half
  3. Missile thrown near Rangers' Tavernier just before visitors' second goal
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Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    So, Scott Arfield fires an impressive hat-trick as Rangers see off Motherwell to reduce Celtic's lead at the top of the Premiership to 11 points.

    Highlights of this weekend's Premiership games will be on our website later.

    And Sportscene is on the new BBC Scotland channel later tonight at 19:15 - don't miss it!

    Thanks for your company, enjoy what's left of your weekend.

  2. All about Arfield

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    Scott Arfield's first hat-trick of his career took him on to 11 goals for the season - the first time he has hit double figures since netting 10 for Falkirk in season 2008-09.

    Scott Arfield
    Image caption: Scott Arfield took the match ball home
  3. Defoe quip

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    Jermain Defoe teed up Scott Arfield for his third goal at Fir Park, the veteran striker quips on Sky Sports that it's the first time he's passed the ball inside the box!

    Jermain Defoe and Scott Arfield celebrate
    Image caption: Jermain Defoe set up Scott Arfield to seal his hat-trick
  4. Gerrard takes in 'better view'

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    Rangers manager Steven Gerrard on Sky Sports: "Scott's been really clinical in front of goal.

    "You actually get a better view of the game up there [in the stand]. It was a different experience today."

    Steven Gerrard
    Image caption: Steven Gerrard served a one-match touchline suspension
  5. Well must learn but keep being 'brave' - Robinson

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    Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson on Sportsound: "We had large amounts of the play. Ultimately, our decision-making cost us.

    "We must learn from that. Young boys will make mistakes.

    Stephen Robinson
    Image caption: Stephen Robinson says poor decision-making cost Motherwell dearly

    "We have to get better with our decision making and try and keep progressing. You keep being brave, you keep encouraging them to do it."

  6. Premiership table

    Premiership table
  7. Result at Fir Park

    FT: Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Premiership result
  8. Standing ovation for Rangers

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    Scott Mullen

    BBC Scotland at Fir Park

    Rangers fan give their players a standing ovation as they trot off while Scott Arfield proudly shows off the match ball. He pumps his fist at the crowd who responded accordingly.

    There was hardly a Motherwell fan left at the end for any of the home players to go to. A dire end to what started off a positive day for the Lanarkshire side. In the end, only one shot to show for their efforts and that was a tame trundler straight at Allan McGregor.

    Scott Arfield with the match ball
    Image caption: Scott Arfield takes the acclaim of the Rangers supporters

    In the end a convincing win for Rangers, who certainly look likely now to clinch second place in the Scottish Premiership.

  9. Who has made the most progress?

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Now that we've got a break before the Scottish Premiership split let's take a look at each team's points tally compared to where they stood last year. Look away now Dundee fans...

    Points difference
    Image caption: Points difference
  10. 'Ruthless' Arfield punishes 'Well

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    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: We're saying that Rangers were ruthless, Scott Arfield was ruthless. He was the one supporting all day and the one who got himself into positions [to score]. Although his chances were gift-wrapped, my word, he took them well didn't he?
    Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield
    Image caption: Scott Arfield was Rangers' hat-trick hero at Fir Park
  11. FULL-TIME Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Rangers reduce Celtic's lead at the top of the Premiership to 11 points, courtesy of an impressive Scott Arfield hat-trick.

    Motherwell flashed moments of menace but were punished for calamitous defending.

  12. ADDED TIME

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Two minutes of added time at Fir Park.

  13. Wild effort sums up hosts' day

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    The hosts continue to press for a late consolation, but Gorrin's 40-yard effort has more chance of finding the Time Capsule than Allan McGregor's net.

    Stephen Robinson, a frustrated figure, scuttles back to his seat in the Motherwell dugout.

  14. Happy Halliday

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Andy Halliday replaces Glen Kamara as the match at Fir Park moves quietly towards full-time. Scott Arfield's hat-trick has sealed victory for Rangers and ended this as a contest.

  15. Miserable day for hosts

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    A similar pattern to proceedings at Fir Park: impressive Motherwell build-up play fizzles out on the edge of the area as Rangers clear their lines.

  16. Rangers change

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Eros Grezda replaces Steve Davis for the visitors as we head into the final 10 minutes at Fir Park.

  17. Rangers coasting...

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    With 15 minutes remaining, Rangers will reduce Celtic's lead at the top of the Premiership to 11 points. James Scott replaces Jake Hastie for the hosts.

    It might have been different had Hastie taken one of his earlier chances at Fir Park...

  18. No case for the defence...

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    Rob Maclean

    BBC Scotland at Fir Park

    Quote Message: It's been a shocker for Motherwell at the back
  19. Great Scott

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    That's a wrap for Rangers' hat-trick hero Scott Arfield. The midfielder is replaced by Ross McCrorie for the closing stages.

  20. CLOSE!

    Motherwell 0-3 Rangers

    The Motherwell defence is in full It's A Knockout mode... Charles Dunne is the latest player to be afflicted by the calamitous mistake theme, coughing up possession for Jermain Defoe, who misses two great chances to make it 4-0 to Rangers.

    Stephen Robinson must have steam coming out of his ears.