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  1. FT: Dundee Utd 0-1 Aberdeen
  2. McLean scores late winner for Dons with header
  3. FT: Hearts 4-3 St Johnstone
  4. Nicholson scores winner in Tynecastle thriller
  5. FT: Rangers 3-0 Peterhead

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By Colin Moffat

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Hearts and St Johnstone served up seven goals at Tynecastle, with the Jambos scoring one more than the team from Perth. The second act was a bit of a damp squib by comparison but Aberdeen fans won't care one jot after picking up
a 1-0 victory at Tannadice. There was also a comfortable
3-0 win for Rangers against Peterhead in the League Cup.

Enjoy what's left of your Sunday...

We'll be back for that game from Pittodrie but before that there's Celtic's trip to Baku on Wednesday. Ronny Deila's men take a 1-0 lead with them as they bid to reach the Champions League play-off round. Make sure you join us for that one.

More from Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Looking ahead to Thursday night's second leg against Kairat Almaty in Europa League qualifying. The Dons trail 2-1...

"I said to the players the other night that if we win the second half, I believe we'll win the tie. We need to get the crowd involved and make it one of those nights.

"It's a great challenge for us and one we want to meet head on."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland

"We had loads of control in the game and I'm delighted to come here as the away team and pick up three points. Once we scored the experience and maturity of the team was there for all to see.

"We had the luxury of mixing it up from middle to front and that gave us the energy that we needed."

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara

"We were a bit unfortunate with the goal. I thought over the 90 minutes we had the best chance. It was a good opportunity for Mario (Bilate) and I don't recall our keeper having too much to do. I don't think we deserved to lose the game, there was not a lot it in.

"I thought our defenders coped well with crosses and set-pieces, which is a strength for Aberdeen."

Aberdeen goalscorer Kenny McLean on BBC Radio Scotland

"There was a wee bit of luck with the goal but we deserved it with a good second half display. We can take confidence from that for Thursday's game (against Kairat Almaty) at Pittodrie."

Former Dundee Utd defender Mark Wilson on BBC Radio Scotland

"Dundee United didn't really create anything. When is the last time we said that? It looked shabby going forward today."

Luis Zwick cannot stop Kenny Mclean's header
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Here's the view Luis Zwick had of Kenny McLean's remarkable header. The young United keeper had a couple of wobbles but could do nothing to stop the winning goal.

As the dust settles on the opening weekend of the new Premiership season, Dundee sit proudly at the top of the pile after a fantastic 4-0 victory at Kilmarnock yesterday. Hearts and Aberdeen won today, while Celtic and Motherwell also picked up maximum points on Saturday.

There will, of course, be online highlights too. All of Saturday's games will be available from 18:00 tonight, with today's action arriving at midnight.


Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen celebrate at Tannadice
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You would not have guessed that Aberdeen were the team playing in Kazakhstan on Thursday since they finished strongly to open the season with a welcome three points.

The only goal of a forgettable game came from the head of Kenny McLean and it is well worth tuning into Sportscene tonight to check out its remarkable trajectory.

You can see all of the action at 22:30 on BBC One Scotland.


Halfway into the four minutes of stoppage-time, United defender Mark Durnan goes right through David Goodwillie near the halfway line to pick up a yellow card.

As we approach the 90th minute, Aberdeen are stroking the ball around confidently. Dundee United appear to have run out of puff and ideas.

BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

"Aberdeen had started to take a grip of the game with the quality of players brought on from the bench. They have dominated the last 10 minutes and got their reward with that goal."


Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen (McLean)

Out of nowhere Kenny Mclean produces something special to break the deadlock. David Goodwillie scuffs a poor cross in his direction and the midfielder drops to his knees beyond the front post and somehow sends a header looping in at the far post.

BBC Radio Scotland commentator Liam McLeod informs listeners that there hasn't been a goalless draw between these sides since 1998.


Dons skipper Ryan Jack is on for the final 10 minutes, with Andrew Considine trudging down the tunnel thinking 'how did I miss that one?'


Aberdeen should score as United keeper Luis Zwick is beaten to a cross by Ash Taylor and the ball falls to Andrew Considine but the defender's shot is feeble and allows Ryan McGowan to make a goal-line clearance.


John Rankin is off, with Rodney Sneijder on for his United debut. Can the Dutchman with the famous name provide a spark of magic?

Aberdeen claim weakly for a penalty as Ryan McGowan gives David Goodwillie a wee nudge under a high ball. Referee Kevin Clancy just shakes his head.

Paul Quinn fluffs a pass out of defence and suddenly United enjoy a three v two advantage but John Rankin quickly gifts the ball straight back. It's been one of those games, I'm afraid.


Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes makes way for David Goodwillie just a few moments after some sterling defensive work to shut down Chris Erskine's probing run.


Rangers 3-0 Peterhead

Kenny Miller celebrates his goal
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Rangers ease into the second round of the League Cup thanks to goals from David Templeton, Kenny Miller and James Tavernier.


Mark Durnan is a big unit and the Dundee United defender gets a touch on Blair Spittal's free-kick to send Danny Ward scrambling low to push the ball round the post.


Dundee United introduce another forward as Simon Murray comes on for Charlie Telfer. The visitors also make a change as Niall McGinn takes over from Cammy Smith.

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes motors forward from the left and gets into a great position for a shot or a cross inside the penalty box only to skew the ball horribly wide.

Former Dundee United defender Mark Wilson on BBC Radio Scotland

"It's like a pre-season friendly at the moment, no one is really pressing and the centre-halves have so much time on the ball. It's strange for an opening game of the season."


Rangers 3-0 Peterhead (Tavernier)

Full-back James Tavernier makes it two goals in two games as he shoots home from a Nicky Clark pass.

Gulls at Tannadice
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It's rather flat at Tannadice right now as the local gull population swoop low on the scrounge for discarded pie crusts.


Rangers 2-0 Peterhead (Miller)

Kenny Miller settles any nerves there might have been at Ibrox, tucking away a cut-back from James Tavernier. Soon after, Martyn Waghorn hits the woodwork.

First corner of the second half and it's worked out for Paul Dixon to have a shot. Andrew Considine sticks his head where it hurts, sending the ball spinning high into the air and Danny Ward has an anxious flap at it before the clearance is completed.


Dundee United summer signing Darko Bodul is indeed stripped and ready to go as we get the second half up and running at Tanandice.

Our man on the spot at Tannadice Brian McLauchlin says we won't see Mario Bilate in the second half, with substitute Darko Bodul going through a vigorous work-out.

Rangers 1-0 Peterhead

We're close to the 65-minute mark at Ibrox and Rangers have not managed to add to David Templeton's first-half strike.


Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen

Dundee United keeper Luis Zwick
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It's been lively in patches without ever catching fire. The best chance fell to Mario Bilate just before the interval but the Dundee United striker could not lift his shot beyond Danny Ward.

Both managers will be appalled by the standard of corners and free-kicks.

Big chance for United as the ball falls for Mario Bilate near the penalty spot. With Danny Ward advancing, the striker tries to lift a shot over the goalkeeper but can't manage to squeeze the ball past the on-loan Liverpool man. It's a good save but he should be tucking that one away...

Cammy Smith is involved again for Aberdeen as a promising attack ends with Kenny McLean's shot deflected wide. United then break and Blair Spittal's strike suffers a similar fate.


Coll Donaldson is cautioned for grabbing a fistful of Cammy Smith's shirt after another good burst of pace from the Aberdeen midfielder.

It's all gone a bit scruffy again, with far too many passes going astray.

After a sequence of disappointing corners from Aberdeen, this one is better as Ash Taylor gets his head on it at the back post. The ball drops to Adam Rooney but the striker can only scoop a shot over under pressure in a congested six yard box.