Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs congratulates Rangers and purrs over goal of the season

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Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs has congratulated Rangers on their Championship title triumph after watching Martin Boyle hit the ‘goal of the season’ in a dramatic win over Livingston.

The Leith outfit came from behind to record their first league win in six outings on Tuesday evening as they closed the gap on second place Falkirk to three points.

On the night Rangers took the chequered flag at Ibrox, Jordan White put the Lions ahead against the run of play in the 24th minute.

Alan Stubbs 1000pxAnthony Stokes levelled in the 74th minute before substitute Boyle notched a stunning volley from 30 yards that flew into the top corner.

Stubbs said: “I’ve seen the goal back downstairs and it’s a wow, it really is. We’ve just seen the goal of the season, I’ve not seen a better goal this season. It doesn’t get any better than that.

“Yes, it’s three points and that’s the most important thing but we created chances and the goal should have been prevented.

“Livingston are fighting for their lives and they had something to hold on to. Yes, there was frustration but the players have to show character and this was a good test for them.”

On Rangers being crowned champions, Stubbs added: “Congratulations to them, they’ve been the most consistent team over the season.

“And because of that they deserve to be champions. I’ll ring Mark (Warburton) and Davie (Weir) later on and I’ll say my congratulations to them and hopefully it will be us that’s going up with them.”

Livingston manager David Hopkin said: “It’s hard to take. For 75 minutes I thought we were comfortable and our game plan was spot on.

“We’re a young team and I think we switched off again. I don’t think the boy will hit another strike like that again.”

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