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  1. Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen (Rooney 2)
  2. Motherwell 2-2 Ross County (Sutton, Ojamaa) (Dingwall 2)
  3. Inverness CT 0-4 Partick (Stevenson 2, Fraser, Balatoni)
  4. Hamilton 2-1 Dundee (Andreu, Antoine-Curier) (Stewart)
  5. Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone (Graham)
  6. Hearts' Championship trip to Cowdenbeath postponed

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By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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Partick Thistle were 4-0 winners
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That's enough from me. Just to recap, there were victories for Aberdeen, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone and Hamilton, while Ross County drew 2-2 at Motherwell to move off the foot of the Premiership.

Performance of the day must go to Partick Thistle who ensured it was a happy birthday for manager Alan Archibald with a fantastic 4-0 win away to high-flying Inverness CT.

Tomorrow we'll have radio and text coverage of St Mirren's visit to Celtic Park, which is a 13:00 kick-off, and all the highlights of today's action will be online from 18:00 GMT.

Birthday boy Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald

"I don't think anyone thought we'd come up here and win 4-0 but it was a great team performance. We had a game plan and it worked perfectly, we knew we had to stop them knocking the ball around.

"No we need to start looking up and think about catching the teams above us."

On an incident when a couple of fans tried to pull down keeper Paul Gallacher's shorts: "No harm done, just a bit of festive fun from some kids."

BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

"Aberdeen did all of their hard work in the first half and got their tactics spot-on. They played a high line and dominated before the break. Ash Taylor is developing into a fine defender but it was an overall strong team performance."

That's three straight wins in the league for the Dons and three clean- sheets.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"We had a really strong start and imposed ourselves with the ball and without it. We got two goals and Niall McGinn has hit the post in a very good first half.

"We didn't need the second half to be eventful, we just needed to manage it. Consistency of selection has helped and we have a good understanding among the back four, it's not very often Dundee United fail to score.

"We're pleased to beat a good team and we did it with a bit to spare."

Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

Dougie Kinnear on Twitter: "Thank you @AberdeenFC great result & I get the bragging rights over Christmas again! Can we play the semi at Tannadice? #bbcscotfootball"

Alan David Duncan on Twitter: "2-0 not a reflection on the Arabian carpeting @AberdeenFC just laid out. Alakazam! #COYR #bbcscotfootball"

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

"Aberdeen deserved the victory. They were the better team and we gave away two sloppy goals. I'm disappointed because that's our first defeat at home. First-half, we didn't handle Adam Rooney."

BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson

"Marley Watkins missed a good early chance for Inverness and after that it was very one-sided. I was really impressed by Ryan Stevenson who led the line really well. Only two or three great saves from Dean Brill kept the score down."

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright confirms that James McFadden has pulled a hamstring and defender Frazer Wright played on with a broken nose.

On McFadden's injury, he says "it has nothing to do with the pitch".

On the penalty award: "No doubts, I was just surprised there wasn't a red card because it was a good goal-scoring opportunity."

Rooney at the double

Adam Rooney scored both of Aberdeen's goals at Tannadice
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Adam Rooney was once again the goal-hero for Aberdeen, grabbing both goals in a comfortable victory. That's 16 goals for the season for the Irish striker.

Celtic remain three points clear at the top of the Premiership and they will be big favourites to stretch that lead at home to struggling St Mirren tomorrow.

The Buddies occupy the bottom spot after Ross County's dramatic draw at Fir Park and will have Gary Teale in charge following the dismissal of manager Tommy Craig this week.



Dumbarton 2-1 Raith Rovers

Hibernian 2-0 Alloa

Livingston 0-1 Falkirk


Airdrieonians 3-1 Dunfermline

Ayr 2-3 Stenhousemuir

Forfar 2-1 Stirling

Morton 2-2 Brechin

Peterhead 1-4 Stranraer


Annan Athletic 2-1 East Fife

Clyde 0-1 Albion

East Stirling 2-3 Arbroath

Montrose 1-2 Queen's Park

Well, it's been a good day for Aberdeen and Hamilton, who make up ground at the top end of the table, while St Johnstone leapfrog Kilmarnock and into the top half.

The bracing Highland air clearly agrees with Partick Thistle, who destroyed John Hughes's in-form side, and Ross County are finally off the foot of the table thanks to a last-gasp equaliser at Fir Park.


Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen


Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone


Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

Motherwell 2-2 Ross County

Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

It's not been a particularly dirty game at New Douglas Park but Jason Scotland collects the seventh yellow card of the game and Dundee's Gary Harkins - who has already been subbed - is sent to the stand after a mass brawl on the touchline.


Motherwell 2-2 Ross County (Dingwall)

It's a Tony Dingwall double as Ross County salvage a point in stoppage-time. I don't know too much about the goal because commentator Rob Maclean was shrieking so loudly.


Inverness 0-4 Partick Thistle

Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

Motherwell's (left) celebrates his goal with team-mate Josh Law
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Are Motherwell going to hold on for three precious points in Kenny Black's last match as caretaker coach?

Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

Dundee boss Paul Hartley has high hopes for 17-year-old Craig Wighton and the teenage substitute shows his class as he takes the ball down in the area and curls it just wide of the post as the visitors look for an equaliser.

Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett is played through but his low effort is turned over the bar by the onrushing Radoslaw Cierzniak in United's goal.

Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

Inverness have the ball in the net but it won't stand since it was a fan running onto the pitch to knock it in while Jags goalkeeper Paul Gallacher was lining up a bye-kick.


Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

The Staggies are still knocking on the door and Michael Gardyne rattles the post with a shot.


Kilmarnock 0-1 St Johnstone (Graham)

Straight down the middle from Brain Graham and Saints are on course for all three points. Michael O'Halloran was fouled by Chris Chantler, although the home players protest it was a clean tackle.


Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

Spot-kick to the Saints...

Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

BBC Sportsound pundit Barry Wilson

"Inverness have thrown the towel in and Partick Thistle are still pressing for more goals. Ryan Stevenson is taken off for the final 10 minutes, so he won't get his hat-trick."

It's looking like a very happy birthday for Jags boss Alan Archibald...


Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

Accies have the ball in the net a third time, but this time the referee says no goal with Martin Canning flattening the goalkeeper in the process.

Kilmarnock 0-0 St Johnstone

The home fans are on their feet as Tope Obadeyi breaks into space behind the Saints defence but the forward dithers in possession and a good chance is gone.

Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

Ryan Stevenson, on a hat-trick, curls a free-kick round the defensive wall and the net is rippling - the side-netting that is.

Championship update

Dominique Malonga has doubled Hibernian's lead against Alloa at Easter Road. Dumbarton and Falkirk are both still 1-0 up.

Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

Ross County are really pushing for a leveller at Fir Park and the home side are sitting deeper and deeper.

Hamilton 2-1 Dundee

Greg Stewart's goal has breathed new life into a game that looked to be heading for a comfortable home win, and Accies respond with Darian Mackinnon and Stephen Hendrie both going close as they look to restore their earlier two-goal cushion.

Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

Craig Benson on Twitter: "#bbcscotfootball There appears to be a new band at Rugby Park today. Everything but the goal. #imhereallweek #trytheveal #tipyourwaiter"

Alan David Duncan on Twitter: "@AberdeenFC and @17AdamRooney rampant. Let's not let the Arabs back in here. Merry Christmas Dandies everywhere! #bbcscotfootball #COYR"

Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

The Staggies press for an equaliser and Michael Gardyne prods in a shot during an almighty scramble only for a defender in claret and amber to hack clear from the goal-line.

Dundee Utd 0-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen striker David Goodwillie nearly scores against his previous employers, shooting over on the angle from 10 yards at the Shed End.


Motherwell 2-1 Ross County

Motherwell speedster Lionel Ainsworth races away from the halfway line and is inches wide with his shot from the edge of the penalty box.

Inverness CT 0-4 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle's Ryan Stevenson (right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring his second goal of the game
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Partick Thistle are running riot in the Highlands. Ryan Stevenson (right) scored two first-half goals and has had a couple of chances for his hat-trick.


Hamilton 2-1 Dundee (Stewart)

Hamilton had been cruising but Dundee pull one back in superb fashion. Greg Stewart, somehow with one simple turn, manages to beat three Accies players before racing forward and driving a shot from distance past Michael McGovern.


Motherwell 2-1 Ross County (Ojamaa)

What a turnaround at Fir Park! Henrik Ojamaa is allowed to race forward and the Estonian simply thumps a shot home as he reaches the edge of the penalty box.