Steven Gerrard’s Ranger record 11 games unbeaten after 3:3 draw at Motherwell

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Peter Hartley (second left) tapped home an injury-time corner to earn Motherwell a point

Peter Hartley’s 94th-minute goal denied Rangers a win at Motherwell, but Steven Gerrard’s side still stretched their unbeaten record to 11 matches.

Hartley, who apologised on Friday after saying it was “fun to watch” ex-Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso “weeping” after breaking his nose against Motherwell last term, headed in a stoppage-time corner in a frantic conclusion to a gripping contest.

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Gerrard’s men had trailed twice, for the first time in his tenure, to goals by Danny Johnson and Carl McHugh.

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But a double from Kyle Lafferty – a volley and a header – brought the visitors level, before Ovie Ejaria had put them 3-2 ahead at the end of a stunning opening half.

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The two dropped points left Rangers four points behind early Scottish Premiership frontrunners Hearts as they enter another taxing week.

Gerrard’s side take a 1-0 lead to Russia for Thursday’s second leg of their Europa League play-off tie against FC Ufa, before the first Old Firm game of the season next Sunday at Celtic Park.

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Motherwell’s first league point of the season moved them off the bottom of the table.

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