Nish at the double as Hibs earn their place in Europe

Hibernian pipped Motherwell to fourth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League to secure European football with a 2-0 win at Dundee United yesterday.

Colin Nish broke the deadlock after 12 minutes with a shot that United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis should have saved, and scored his second with a header after 72 minutes to ensure his side finished the season on a high.

Motherwell staged another impressive late comeback to draw 3-3 at Rangers. Rangers thought they would be marking their trophy presentation with a win thanks to a Kris Boyd goal and a double from Kyle Lafferty. But Motherwell hit back through Jamie Murphy before goals from Steve Jennings and Lucas Jutkiewicz earned them a last-gasp draw. However, Hibs' victory means the Lanarkshire side now need Dundee United to win the Scottish Cup to ensure European football.

Zheng Zhi's second-half strike against Hearts gave Celtic their eighth consecutive SPL win in succession under Neil Lennon, their interim boss. The scores were level at half-time after Robbie Keane's opener had been cancelled out by Marius Zaliukas. However, a wonderful volley from 16 yards by the Chinese midfielder on the hour-mark earned him his first goal for the Hoops and the visitors a 2-1 victory to finish off a trophyless season.

Falkirk were condemned to the drop from the Premier League after being held to a goalless draw by Kilmarnock in the relegation decider.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before