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Summary

  1. Scottish Premiership season gets under way
  2. Defending champions Celtic beat Ross County
  3. FT: Hamilton 0-0 Partick
  4. Thistle down to 10 men after Frederic Frans sent off
  5. FT: Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell (Fletcher)
  6. FT: Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee (Stewart 2, Loy 2)

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

We're off and running...

So, Celtic open their defence of their Scottish Premiership title with victory at home to Ross County.

Dundee hammer Kilmarnock at Rugby Park with a "perfect" display, according to Dens boss Paul Hartley ; while Motherwell head back down the A9 with maximum points, courtesy of Wes Fletcher's strike at Inverness.

Ten-man Partick Thistle have goalkeeper Tomas Cerny to thank for keeping Hamilton at bay and securing a point at New Douglas Park.

Thanks for your company this afternoon. We're back tomorrow from midday for Hearts v St Johnstone, Dundee United v Aberdeen in the Premiership; and Rangers v Peterhead in the League Cup.

Hope you can join us then. Enjoy your Saturday night. Cheers!

Allan helps Hibs progress

Hibernian are through to the second round of the League after goals by Scott Martin, Scott Allan and Jason Cummings accounted for Montrose.

Scott Allan (centre) celebrates with his team-mates having come off the bench to double the lead
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Scott Allan came off the bench to score Hibernian's second goal

Scott Allan, the subject of two failed bids by Rangers, came off the bench to score the second goal in the 3-0 win.

Read Brian McLauchlin's match report

here.

Craig Gordon incident

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon was shown a yellow card for pulling down former Celtic midfielder Jackson Irvine before the hosts

scored their second goal in the 2-0 victory.

County boss Jim McIntyre was more certain about whether it was "an obvious goalscoring opportunity".

Craig Gordon was shown a yellow card
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Referee Willie Collum booked Craig Gordon for his challenge on Jackson Irvine

"In my mind, it is," he said. "I think Jackson will get on the ball and I think Virgil van Dijk's outside the box.

"But the ref's thought it's not, so we've just got to take that one on the chin.

"If we score at that stage, it certainly helps our cause, that's for sure."

Celtic boss Ronny Deila said: "It was a tough decision. I need to see it again. I can understand Ross County's thinking in that situation.

"It is hard for the ref and hard for us who were watching. I don't know if it is right or wrong."

Celtic confident over Griffiths

Ronny Deila expects Leigh Griffiths and Nir Bitton to be fit for Celtic's Champions League qualifier against Qarabag in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

Griffiths was withdrawn through injury in 18 minutes

of the 2-0 win over Ross County after opening the scoring.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was withdrawn through injury
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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was withdrawn soon after opening the scoring

Midfielder Bitton had been rested on the bench nursing an ankle injury.

"I think it's good,"

said the Celtic boss about Griffiths. "I think it's just a knock in his calf and hopefully he will be ready for Wednesday."

Scottish Premiership

Celtic 2-0 Ross County -

Match report

Hamilton 0-0 Partick -

Match report

Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee -

Match report

Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell -

Match report

'We were second best'

Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke

"Everything went wrong. Credit to Dundee, they played well, but we made things far too easy for them."

Kilmarnock players leave the pitch following the 4-0 defeat by Dundee
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"We made three changes at half-time to try to stem the tide a bit but. I can only apologise to our supporters for that; it's a day we want to forget.

"I'm not going to use any excuses, we just simply never played. I didn't see that performance coming.

"We'll need to get in, work hard and make sure we respond in the right manner next week because we didn't turn up today."

FULL-TIME

Scottish League Cup

Queen's Park 0-2 Forfar

Raith Rovers 3-0 Albion

Stirling 0-1 Airdrieonians

Stranraer 2-0 Stenhousemuir

East Fife 1-1 Dumbarton (ET)

Hibernian 3-0 Montrose

Livingston 0-0 Clyde (ET)

Morton 5-0 Elgin

Annan Athletic 3-3 QoS (ET)

Ayr 2-0 Brechin

Berwick 2-2 Alloa (ET)

Dunfermline 5-1 Cowdenbeath

'Perfect' Dundee performance

Dundee boss Paul Hartley

"That was a perfect performance today [4-0 win at Rugby Park]. I thought the team was terrific all over the pitch. We passed it well and our movement was terrific

"We created loads of chances and I was just a little bit worried after half an hour that we hadn't finished the chances we'd created.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley
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Paul Harley hailed Dundee's performance at Rugby Park as "perfect"

"But the goals we scored were brilliant and I'm really pleased with that. A clean sheet and it's been a really good start for us. It's something we've worked on for the last five weeks in terms of the way we play.

"The team we set out was very attack-minded and we let the guys go and express themselves. We've got to be solid at the back also. Just 37 games to go; hopefully we'll surprise a few teams..."

Your Views

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Stephen, Dumfries: Kilmarnock are all over the place. Hope this is a one off. Why haven't we signed another experienced centre half?

Today's games

Victory for defending Premiership champions Celtic on the opening day of the season; Dundee thump Kilmarnock and Motherwell secure maximum points at Inverness CT.

Ten-man Partick Thistle, inspired by an incredible display by goalkeeper Tomas Cerny, secure a point against Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

FULL-TIME

Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell

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Andrew Priestley: Dundee fans, screenshot the league table graphic this evening. Your team is top of the league! #bbcscotfootball

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Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Scotland at New Douglas Park

Greg Dochery slamming that shot for @acciesfc off the post might be the closest they get. @ThistleTweet holding on for a point. 0-0

FULL-TIME

Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee

HITS THE WOODWORK

The post denies Hamilton what would have been the goal of the season. Brilliant intricate one-touch passing play had the visiting defence bemused, before Greg Docherty slips a low ball past the stranded goalkeeper, only to see it bounce off the woodwork.

No matter what Accies try, the ball won't go in...

Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell

Martin Dowden

BBC Scotland at Caledonian Stadium

Not one shot on target for Inverness CT tells a story. Lopez and Christie very quiet you wonder where the threat will come from. More ball this second half but not hurting Motherwell.

Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee

BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson at Rugby Park

"This could be 9-0 - it's been so one-sided..."

GOAL

Kilmarnock 0-4 Dundee (Stewart)

It just gets worse for Kilmarnock as a defensive lapse allows Greg Stewart time and space in the box and the striker is ruthless as he lifts the ball into the top right corner. Paul Hartley's troops are rampant!

Save of the season

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Scotland at New Douglas Park

"Tomas Cerny of @ThistleTweet has just produced the save of the season already! Denying a top-corner bound pile-driver from @AliCrawford"

GREAT SAVE!

Unbelievable one-handed save from Tomas Cerny denies Hamilton's Ali Crawford. The powerful shot look destined for the net but the Czech manages to direct it wide for a corner. The keeper is displaying Ninja-like reactions and playing like a man possessed!

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Two good chances are either end. First Thistle's Gary Miller charges through the middle, feeds Declan McDaid whose driven ball across finds Kris Doolan, but he can't get enough power on it.

Up at the other end Louis Longridge fires into the side netting.

Strangers at Rugby Park?

BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson

"Kilmarnock just look as though they've met each other today. Dundee are commanding and I can't believe Kilmarnock can go this long without creating a chance."

GREAT SAVE!

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

It is another great stop from Tomas Cerny who denies Louis Longridge from point blank range. How on earth is it still goalless at New Douglas Park?

Your Views

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Adam in Inverness: We need a striker or we are doomed this season. Pathetic that we haven't registered a shot on goal the entire first half.

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Accies are starting to turn the screw, using their one man advantage. Ali Crawford sprints down the right but sees his low shot saved, then Christian Nade rises highest to head towards goal, however it lacks enough power to trouble Tomas Cerny.

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Accies are incensed as referee Brian Colvin waves away their penalty claims. Ziggy Gordon goes down just inside the box amidst a scramble for the ball, but nothing is given.

Today's 3pm games

Motherwell are in command against Inverness
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Motherwell are in command against Inverness
Dundee are three up at Rugby Park
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Greg Stewart has scored one of Dundee's three goals at Rugby Park
Hamilton and Partick Thistle have yet to score
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Hamilton and 10-man Partick Thistle have yet to break the deadlock

Get Involved

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Sam, York: Nice to see Wes Fletcher scoring goals! Gutted to see him leave us... on his day he's a right handful! Best of luck to him at Motherwell.

GOAL

Kilmarnock 0-3 Dundee (Loy)

Kilmarnock have made three substitutions at the break but they are barely on the park as Dundee extend their lead. Gary Harkins ambles towards the byline and scoops the ball high for Rory Loy to head his second of the game.

What's been in the water in Dundee this week? Paul Hartley's men are playing like 1970s Brazil...

Rory Loy celebrates his second and Dundee's third goal
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Rory Loy celebrates his second and Dundee's third goal

KICK-OFF

Fed and watered, here we go in the second half...

'Deserved lead' for Well

Martin Dowden

BBC Scotland at Caledonian Stadium

"Fully deserved lead for Motherwell at the break and it could be more. Inverness CT with no shots or corners are looking very light up front again..."

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Scotland at New Douglas Park

"Hamilton should be in front, Crawford missed a great chance. Frans sending off for Partick Thistle the big talking point.

"Some minor contretemps going on between @ThistleTweet fans and @Accies fans. Verbal handbags by looks of things."

HALF-TIME

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Kilmarnock 0-2 Dundee

Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell

GOAL

Kilmarnock 0-2 Dundee (Loy)

It's a second for Dundee and you can't say they don't deserve it. The move was on the left this time with Gary Harkins releasing Kevin Holt, whose low cross was flicked into the net by debutant Rory Loy.

The visitors are on fire at Rugby Park.

Hamilton 0-1 Partick

Ali Crawford can't believe he has not put the home side in front. Dougie Imrie robs Abdul Osman of the ball on the right wing, cuts into the box and knocks it back for Crawford who side foots it just wide of the post.

Kilmarnock 0-1 Dundee

BBC Sportsound pundit Derek Ferguson is waxing lyrical over Dundee's style of play and passing game at Rugby Park. The bold Derek says Paul Hartley's side could be three or four up...

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

Despite the talking points, there has not been a lot of goal mouth action. Chris Turner misses the best chance of the game for the home side though, heading over the bar from the penalty spot.

Inverness CT 0-1 Motherwell

Martin Dowden

BBC Scotland at Caledonian Stadium

"What an opportunity for Scott MacDonald to reward a great display thus far. Johnson with a superb run to earn the penalty but credit to Fon Williams for keeping his side in the game with a crucial stop."

Hamilton 0-0 Partick

If 10-man Thistle are going to get something from this match they need to make more of their set-pieces. Sean Welsh though tumbles to the floor as he attempts a run up to the free-kick, and the Hamilton wall stifle their laughter as they collect and clear.