HIBERNIAN hat-trick hero Jamie Maclaren stunned Rangers with a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a dramatic 5-5 draw at Easter Road yesterday.
Rangers needed to better Aberdeen’s result at arch-rivals Celtic in order to finish second in the Scottish Premiership but were blown away by three goals from Florian Kamberi, Scott Allan and Maclaren in a 22-minute blitz.
Hibs needed just three more goals to leapfrog the Gers into third place, but the visitors were level by half-time thanks to goals from James Tavernier and Jordan Rossiter, plus a brilliant Bruno Alves free-kick.
The reversal seemed complete 20 minutes from time, with Jason Holt putting Rangers ahead before a deflected goal from Josh Windass put the Ibrox men in charge.
But Maclean hit back almost immediately to cut the lead to one and, after Holt was sent off for a second yellow with five minutes left, the Australian striker popped up in the third minute of added time to level the game.
Hibs manager Neil Lennon was also sent off for celebrating on the pitch, telling BT Sport: “I got sent off, but I'll take it. It was worth it.”
Aberdeen clinched second place with a surprise victory over champions Celtic, marking their first league win at Celtic Park in 26 attempts.
Andrew Considine scored the only goal of the game early in the second half to become the first Scottish team to inflict a home defeat on Celtic since Brendan Rodgers took over in May 2016.
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