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Summary

  1. Scottish Premiership results
  2. Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
  3. Dundee 1-1 Partick Thistle
  4. Hearts 2-0 Hamilton
  5. Motherwell 1-3 Inverness CT
  6. St Johnstone 2-1 Kilmarnock

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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So, Hearts narrow the gap on league leaders Celtic to three points with victory at home to Hamilton Accies.

 Aberdeen halt their recent slump with a win against Dundee United at Pittodrie, while Dundee and Partick share the spoils at Dens Park. 

St Johnstone make it seven wins from eight games, claiming maximum points against Kilmarnock, and Inverness CT prove too strong for Motherwell at Fir Park. 

Thanks for your company this afternoon. Highlights of all today's games will be on our website from 18:00 GMT tomorrow. 

We'll have reaction before then, plus coverage of tomorrow's Premiership fixture as Ross County host Celtic. Hope you can join us then, cheers.   

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen

Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United

"Our first-half performance was OK. Once again that slackness crept in in the second half. If the ball is up in the air one yard from our goal line it has to be our defenders who need to react first. If they don't, we pay the price. 

"We have to be on the front foot. Too many players are on their heels, not ready to pounce and be first on the ball. It's in every situation, whether it's attacking or defending or in transition, you have to move first and we move second." 

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke

St Johnstone 2-1 Kilmarnock

"It was very similar to last week [the defeat by Motherwell]. "We got the goal ahead, played some great stuff and certainly felt we looked the better team.

"We created a few chances didn't take them and that was the difference between the two sides."

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"Can't wait for the League Cup semi-final draw on Monday! If it's County or Hibs, it's easy street straight to the final!! Come on you Saints!! Great result today to top of a great run we've been on!

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"Another win for the mighty team from Perth today, a wasted trip for any Killie fan knowing they'd be leaving fortress McDiarmid empty handed. At this rate, Saints will be lifting the treble - absolutely on fire."

Dom Barton

'Bad habit of not hanging on'

Dundee 1-1 Partick

Partick Thistle's draw with Dundee at Dens Park feels like a defeat, according to Alan Archibald. 

"I think it always does when you lose a late goal as we have done many times in the past few seasons and it was really sore," he said. "We have got this bad habit of not hanging on.

"If we hang on for the three points you are creeping up towards the teams above us. 

"Our aim was to drag the people above us back to us and drag them in and we would have done that today if we would have hung on for the last five minutes."

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald
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St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright

St Johnstone 2-1 Kilmarnock

"Today wasn't pretty at times but we showed we've got a real quality that, when you don't play particularly well, you can still win games. 

"We played a lot better in the second half; we dealt well with a lot of balls into the box. "in what wasn't a pretty game we got the right result."  

St Johnstone have won seven of their last eight games.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes

Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United

"I thought the performance was good and nice and calm. It's difficult circumstances when you don't get an early goal.

"We had opportunities to score and we had total dominance. 

"United stayed compact and we had to work round about their shape and keep doing the right things."  

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
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Motherwell 1-3 Inverness CT

BBC Scotland's Jonathan Sutherland at Fir Park

"An excellent match. The Motherwell fans not happy with referee Craig Thompson for deciding the penalty from Greg Tansey should be retaken. However, overall Caley Thistle were the better side and deserved the win for their fine first-half showing. 

"Motherwell had plenty of the ball but struggled to find a cutting edge. The only cloud for Caley Thistle, more injuries - Ryan Christie and Miles Storey hobbling off." 

Inverness CT players congratulate goalscorer Iain Vigurs
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League Two

Arbroath 1-1 East Fife

Berwick 1-2 Stirling

Clyde 3-1 Montrose

East Stirling 2-1 Queen's Park

Elgin 3-2 Annan Athletic  

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League One

Brechin 1-1 Ayr

Dunfermline 0-0 Peterhead 

Forfar 2-3 Airdrieonians 

Stranraer 1-2 Stenhousemuir

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Championship

Morton 1-0 Livingston

Queen of South 1-0 Dumbarton 

Raith Rovers 1-2 Falkirk 

Rangers 4-0 Alloa 

St Mirren 1-4 Hibernian

Hearts on the march

The 2-0 victory at home to Hamilton Accies sees Hearts narrow the gap on league leaders Celtic to three points.  

Robbie Neilson's side are in impressive form in their first season back in the top flight...

Prince Buaben (centre) celebrates after opening the scoring for Hearts
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Premiership

Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United 

Dundee 1-1 Partick 

St Johnstone 2-1 Kilmarnock 

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton 

Motherwell 1-3 Inverness CT

Rangers 4-0 Alloa (Clark)

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton

Late chance from Hamilton with Lucas Tagliapietra heading wide from a corner kick, however, Hearts are strolling to the three points and will feel they should have a more commanding lead based on the second half.

Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United

Dundee United striker Billy Mckay controls a high ball up to the edge of the Dons box but by the time he gets his shot away the red-shirted Dons are back in position to thwart the attack. 

It's looking like a home win for Aberdeen.

RED CARD

St Johnstone will finish with 10 men after Liam Craig is dismissed for a lunge on Steven Smith.

Tommy Wright's troops must withstand late Kilmarnock pressure and numerical disadvantage if they want to secure victory.

GOAL Dundee 1-1 Partick (Hemmings)

Dundee have been huffing and puffing and now Kane Hemmings has finally blown the Partick Thistle house down with the leveller. Relief for the disgruntled home fans.

Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United

Combative midfielder John Rankin lashes a left-foot shot at the Aberdeen goal but it comes to a halt at the steady hands of Dons goalie Danny Ward.

GOAL St Mirren 1-4 Hibs (Keatings pen, hat-trick)

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Hearts 2-0 Hamilton

Miguel Pallardo sees a header cleared off the line, then Igor Rossi fails to find the target from a corner, before Osman Sow does everything but put the ball in the net as he tries to bundle his way through the defender Jonah Lomu style.Hamilton need the next goal but if anything the Jambos have been more dominant in the second half than the opening period.

GOAL Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United (Hayes)

Jonny Hayes puts the Dons two up as he comes in from the inside-left channel and pings a shot past Michal Szromnik. Three points for the Dons to arrest their recent slump?

CLOSE! Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United

United's Scott Fraser fires a left-foot shot that drifts a fraction wide of Danny Ward's Aberdeen goal. That was so close to an equaliser!

Mixu's men are still in the mix at Pittodrie.

Hearts 2-0 Accies

Accies show no signs of being able to loosen Hearts' stranglehold on this match. The home side looking good for the points.

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton

Carlton Morris hits the deck inside the area and as referee Bobby Madden blows the whistle and points to the spot, Hamilton think they have a penalty.However, whether it was a change of heart or a word in the ear from the assistant referee, the on-loan Norwich man is instead booked for simulation.

GOAL Motherwell 1-3 Inverness CT (Moult)

It’s not over yet at Fir Park! Motherwell snatch a goal back, Louis Moult slotting beyond Owain Fon Williams from a very tight angle.

Hope springs eternal for Mark McGhee's men...

GOAL Motherwell 0-3 Inverness CT (Vigurs)

It looks like Mark McGhee will be waiting another week for that first Motherwell win. It’s Iain Vigurs, rifling in a cracking volley from 20 yards to put Caley Thistle three ahead

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton

Callum Paterson's curls a low free-kick round the wall but Michael McGovern manages to tip it wide. Accies must weather this storm if they are to stay in this game.

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton

Hearts have started the second half on the front foot. Sam Nicholson beats the offside trap on the left hand side and sends a perfectly flighted ball across goal that Arnaud Djoum is inches away from connecting with.

GOAL Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United (Rooney)

Aberdeen break the deadlock at Pittodrie. Jonny Hayes drives at the Dundee United defence and his low cross deflects up into the air, allowing Adam Rooney to head home. Not the prettiest of goals but they all count.

GOAL St Johnstone 2-1 Kilmarnock (Kane)

St Johnstone get in front for the first time. Chris Kane strikes home to get his second of the day.

KICK-OFF

A coffee and a Star Bar later, we're back under way across the country...

Dundee 0-1 Partick

BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at Dens Park

"Alan Archibald's side looking nothing like a team languishing near the bottom of the table. 

"With five players across the middle they are picking up any loose balls in that area and are also quick on the break.

"Dundee boss Paul Hartley may need to his tactics if they are to find a way back into the game."

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League Two

Arbroath 0-1 East Fife

Berwick 0-0 Stirling

Clyde 2-0 Montrose

East Stirling 0-0 Queen's Park

Elgin 2-1 Annan Athletic

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League One

Brechin 0-1 Ayr

Dunfermline 0-0 Peterhead

Forfar 1-3 Airdrieonians

Stranraer 0-1 Stenhousemuir  

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Championship

Morton 1-0 Livingston

QoS 0-0 Dumbarton

Raith Rovers 1-1 Falkirk 

Rangers 3-0 Alloa 

St Mirren 1-3 Hibernian 

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Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United 

Dundee 0-1 Partick 

Hearts 2-0 Hamilton 

Motherwell 0-2 Inverness CT

St Johnstone 1-1 Kilmarnock