By Danny Wright

13th Dec, 2017 | 10:28pm

Chris Sutton makes instant Twitter claim after Rangers win against Hibernian

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton believes that Rangers did well to earn a 2-1 win against Hibernian on Wednesday night, but has claimed that it was a let-off after the Easter Road hosts were unlucky to not be awarded a penalty.

David Bates appeared to have handled the ball in the box in the second-half, and if it was awarded, it could have given Neil Lennon’s side a chance to equalise with not long left on the clock.

Lennon was fuming after the game in his post-match interview and it appears that Sutton shares the ex-Celtic boss’ views on the incident.

“Rangers dug in well to beat Hibs. Big let off with handball by young Bates. Hibs must be wondering how they didn’t get something from the game. Dominant for large parts,” he said on his personal Twitter account in his instant verdict after the game ended on Wednesday night.

Hibs took the lead in the ninth minute through Lewis Stevenson after a big deflection off Bruno Alves.

The home side appeared to have been on top but two goals before half-time from Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos got Graeme Murty’s men back in the driving seat to win their fourth game on the bounce.

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Celtic beat Hamilton 3-1 in their game on Wednesday night meaning that the Light Blues are still five points behind their bitter Old Firm rivals in the Scottish Premiership standings.

Next up for Rangers is a return to Ibrox to face Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone side.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are joint favourites to sign this Premier League forward in January after Celtic’s odds drifted.

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