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Summary

  1. FT: Celtic 4-0 Motherwell (Van Dijk, Griffiths, Lustig 2)
  2. Celtic back on top of the Premiership
  3. FT: Partick Thistle 5-0 Hamilton (Doolan 4, Eccleston)
  4. Kris Doolan scores four in big Thistle win
  5. FT: Dundee 1-0 Kilmarnock (Stewart, pen), St Mirren 1-1 Dundee Utd (McLean; Armstrong)

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Thank you for you company and your texts and tweets. Good night.

Please join us again on Friday evening for live coverage of Aberdeen v St Johnstone.

Sportsound's coverage on BBC Radio Scotland has come to an end and it's almost time for me to go as well.

Partick Thistle striker Kris Doolan

"It's definitely mine [the first Thistle goal]. It's just a couple of yards out and I knocked it in. To get the perfect hat-trick is something special for me."

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald on Kris Doolan

"Tonight we made Hamilton defend and Dools took his chances."

#bbcscotfootball

ross gillespie: "If Aberdeen are in the title race, then so are Inverness and Dundee Utd who are 3 and 5 points behind Aberdeen. #bbcscotfootball"

Steve Grant: "At this point last season Celtic were 13 points ahead with two games in hand, so normal service resumed, I think not #bbcscotfootball"

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Berty, Dalkeith: "Apart from Watson (12) and Erskine (17) Dundee United almost fielded a team wearing numbers 1 - 11. How old-fashioned."

Alan the jag: "Absolutely no doubt doolan got the first goal, was right in front of us."

Phil, Glasgow: "Partick Thistle have not had consecutive wins, losses or draws for 28 games."

Scott, Hurlford: "Since beating Dundee United in October, Killie have been in relegation form. But that's what happens when you don't have a single decent striker in your squad."

Anonymous: "Another defeat for Kilmarnock and another game without a goal in open play. Our Manager's tenure is surely coming to an end?"

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

"We controlled the game for 90 minutes. The boys were professional. Now we are top, everything is in our hands. We just have to keep performing well and winning."

It ended all square in Paisley as St Mirren and Dundee United drew.

St Mirren and Dundee United players
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Greg Stewart's 13th goal of the season, a penalty, proved enough for Dundee to beat Kilmarnock.

Greg Stewart celebrates after scoring for Dundee against Kilmarnock
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Kris Doolan scored the first Scottish Premiership hat-trick of the season and, if he is indeed credited with the opening goal, it will be a four-goal haul from Partick Thistle's 5-0 defeat of Hamilton Academical.

Kris Doolan celebrates after scoring for Partick Thistle against Hamilton Academical
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Mikael Lustig scored twice, including this diving header, in Celtic's 4-0 win over Motherwell.

Mikael Lustig scores for Celtic against Motherwell
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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

With Celtic going top of the Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen slip to second but Inverness Caledonian Thistle stay third by virtue of Dundee United's inability to beat St Mirren. The Tangerines remain fourth.

Hamilton are still fifth, despite their hefty defeat by Partick Thistle. St Johnstone, who lost to Inverness on Tuesday, are sixth.

Dundee move up to seventh and are now just three points off the top six with Kilmarnock, the team the Dark Blues beat tonight, slipping to eighth.

Ninth-place Partick Thistle stretch their advantage over Motherwell to seven points and the Steelmen are now only two points above St Mirren, who are four points ahead of bottom side Ross County. However County have two games in hand over the Buddies.

Anonymous texts to 80295

"Celtic, enjoying keeping 1st place warm for us for 48hours!!COYR!!!"

"Celtic maybe back on top but dont count out the dons, were here to stay and fight for the title coyr"

"Fred McGrath's tweet will be pinned up on the Pittodrie dressing room wall. Thanks!"

FULL-TIME

Celtic 4-0 Motherwell

Celtic return to the Scottish Premiership with what seems to have been a straightforward win over Motherwell, who offered little in Glasgow.

FULL-TIME

Dundee 1-0 Kilmarnock

Greg Stewart's first-half penalty proves to be enough and Dundee leapfrog opponents Kilmarnock into seventh place in the Premiership.

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St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

It ends a goal apiece and a point apiece in Paisley. St Mirren go four points clear of bottom side Ross County. Dundee United remain fourth.

Mikael Lustig only came on at the interval and has scored twice as well as hitting the bar in what is shaping up to be a very comfortable Celtic win over Motherwell.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig
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FULL-TIME

Partick Thistle 5-0 Hamilton Academical

A memorable night for Partick Thistle and Kris Doolan. The striker got at least three and probably the first, meaning a four-goal haul. Nathan Eccleston was also on target. A night to forget for Hamilton.

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Robert Taylor on Twitter: "More like celtic tonight back to the top we go #bbcscotfootball"

Fred McGrath on Twitter: "Anyone remember that week Aberdeen were title challengers? #bbcscotfootball"

Anonymous text to 80295: "Celtic back top with game in hand.normal service has been restored."

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 4-0 Motherwell

Mikael Lustig certainly fancies his chances tonight. The half-time substitute almost gets his third of the evening with a shot against the crossbar.

GOAL

Partick Thistle 5-0 Hamilton Academical (Eccleston)

Nathan Eccleston, on for Kris Doolan, finishes low with a rebound shot after having his initial effort saved.

Celtic 4-0 Motherwell

Colin Moffat

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"Motherwell are being torn apart as Leigh Griffiths flights in the perfect cross for Mikael Lustig to attack near the edge of the box and the big Swede, returning from injury as a substitute, powers a header into the top corner."

GOAL

Celtic 4-0 Motherwell (Lustig)

Mikael Lustig gets his head to a Leigh Griffiths cross, diving in to net his second of the night.

PENALTY APPEAL

St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

A Marc McAusland shot is blocked inside the Dundee United six-yard box. Calls for handball go unheeded.

Celtic 3-0 Motherwell

Leigh Griffiths cannot keep his shot down after working the space well to get away an effort.

St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

Kenny McLean with a huge chance as he takes a pass and goes through on goal but pulls his finish wide under pressure from Dundee United's Keith Watson.

GOAL

Celtic 3-0 Motherwell (Lustig)

Colin Moffat

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"Goal number three eventually arrives for Celtic as substitutes James Forrest and Mikael Lustig combine, with the Swede stroking in a first-time shot from the winger's low cross."

Kris Doolan is withdrawn after netting four for Partick Thistle against Hamilton.

Partick Thistle players celebrating
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The striker (centre) could have scored even more in a superb Thistle performance.

St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

Marc McAusland heads over the Dundee United crossbar. Is there to be a winner in Paisley?

Dundee 1-0 Kilmarnock

Jim McAlister should have made it 2-0 but after being picked out in plenty of space in the box, he fluffs his lines and scoops the ball up in the air.

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Anonymous: "Doolan 4million"

Ouch!

Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is withdrawn after a clash of heads with Mark O'Brien. Stefan Scepovic comes on for the hosts.

St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

If Dundee United are to find a way of winning this match then it would come as no surprise if Gary Mackay-Steven was the man to make the difference. He's looked threatening every time he's picked up the ball, with the St Mirren defenders not quite sure how to combat the winger.

Partick Thistle 4-0 Hamilton Academical

The prolific Kris Doolan volleys into the hands of Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Celtic are well on their way to victory against Motherwell and an on course to return to the top of the Premiership.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring for Celtic against Motherwell
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Leigh Griffiths scored their second against the Steelmen.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

Colin Moffat

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"The ball breaks kindly for Leigh Griffiths in the penalty area and the Celtic striker delays when a shot looks on only to find Emilio Izaguirre right in front of goal with a deft square pass. However, the left-back somehow hammers a shot against the crossbar from six yards."

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

Colin Moffat

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"Stefan Johansen slaloms his way into the penalty area and lays off a pass for Kris Commons to have a bash but keeper Dan Twardzik is able to keep out the Celtic midfielder's low shot with a good sprawling save."

CLOSE!

St Mirren 1-1 Dundee United

Dundee United full-back Conor Townsend has an attempt on goal after being released down the left by Stuart Armstrong, but his shot flies across the face of Marc Ridgers' goal.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 2-0 Motherwell

Colin Moffat

BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

"So close to a third goal for Celtic as the hosts break at pace and Emilio Izaguirre's curling delivery is met by Stefan Johansen only for the Norwegian's stooping header to strike the post and keeper Dan Twardzik is first to the loose ball."