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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle - Dons miss chance to go top of Premiership
  2. FT: Hearts 3-2 Dundee United (Reilly, Buaben, Sow, pen; Mckay, pen, Fraser) - Durnan sent off for United
  3. FT: Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone (Hall, Pearson)
  4. BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB
  5. Dundee P-P Celtic - waterlogged pitch

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By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Please do join us again this weekend. Enjoy your Hogmanay and have a Happy New Year.

We were guilty of taking the extra touches. We made enough chances to win the game and we're disappointed

Derek McInnesAberdeen manager

There will be more reaction to today's Scottish Premiership games on the BBC Sport website later and highlights of the matches will be available there tomorrow.

It was a great victory. I was confident when we went in 2-0 up that we would win the game

Mark McGheeMotherwell manager

What's next?

Scottish football begins 2016 with a busy day of fixtures on Saturday.

Dundee host Dundee United in their second city derby of the season before four more Premiership games and a few more top-flight derbies later in the day.

There's also a full card of fixtures in the Championship, League One and League Two.

And, on Sunday, St Johnstone host Aberdeen in the weekend's final Scottish fixture.

All in all, I was pleased with them. A good result against a team that are fighting for their lives

Robbie NeilsonHearts head coach

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We frustrated Aberdeen a lot tonight. We're delighted with the performance and delighted with the clean sheet

Alan ArchibaldPartick Thistle manager

Mark Reynolds misses a chance for Aberdeen against Partick Thistle
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There were a few near misses but no goals at Pittodrie as Aberdeen drew with in-form Partick Thistle

Osman Sow celebrates after scoring a penalty for Hearts against Dundee United
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Osman Sow's converted penalty proved to be the winner as Hearts ran out winners against 10-man Dundee United

Motherwell midfielder Stephen Pearson
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Stephen Pearson was on target as Motherwell beat St Johnstone

No change in positions at the top

Celtic remain top of the league, despite their game against Dundee being called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

However, Aberdeen are now level on points with Celtic, albeit having played two games more, and are behind on goal difference.

Hearts are now seven points behind the Dons and five ahead of St Johnstone.

Mid-table movement

Inverness finish 2015 just inside the Scottish Premiership's top six following their 4-3 win at Hamilton this afternoon.

A point behind the Highlanders are Partick Thistle and Motherwell, who will be pleased with their evening's work.

MASSIVE Dandy but can't help seeing the similarities between Scotland and Aberdeen - consistently snatching glorious failure from the jaws of victory and bottling it when there is a hint of potential

Coinneach, Nairn

So, no second-half goals to speak of this evening. After five between Ross County and Kilmarnock last night, seven at New Douglas Park this afternoon, five in the first half at Tynecastle and a couple at Fir Park, I guess they had to dry up eventually.

FULL-TIME Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Aberdeen remain second in the Scottish Premiership and miss the chance to finish 2015 top of the league.

Decent point for Thistle, who extend their unbeaten run to six.

FULL-TIME Hearts 3-2 Dundee Utd

Third-place Hearts move five points clear of St Johnstone with victory over Dundee United, who remain 10 points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership table.

ADDED TIME Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Five minutes of stoppage time being played at Pittodrie. Will there be a winner?

FULL-TIME Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

Motherwell move up the Scottish Premiership table with a deserved win over St Johnstone.

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As a Dundee fan, I'm pleased tonight's game was called off in order to get a few of our players carrying knocks to be fit for the Big One on Saturday lunchtime

Paul in Manchester

What other managers with Mixu's win rate would survive another defeat?

Grant in Dundee

CLOSE! Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Graeme Shinnie has a decent shooting chance for Aberdeen but Liam Lindsay makes a brave block.

From the corner, Jonny Hayes' delivery finds Adam Rooney, who cannot hit the target with Mark Reynolds almost touching home the striker's shot.

Aberdeen and Partick Thistle players
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Aberdeen and Partick Thistle cannot find the net at Pittodrie

CLOSE! Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Mathias Pogba gets the better of Shay Logan and fires a shot wide for Partick Thistle.

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Could be another missed opportunity for Aberdeen to go top of the league, unconvincing against ICT and unconvincing again tonight, perhaps they don't believe they can challenge Celtic themselves, Disappointing.

Mark, Ayrshire

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Dundee United must be the most frustrating team in the world. Get back into the match at 3-2 and then immediately go down to 10 men!

Gregor in Manchester

CLOSE! Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Stuart Bannigan fires narrowly off target from a difficult angle. A pass to a team-mate may have been the better option.

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Dundee United are running away from the rest in the race to the Scottish Championship

Antony in Banchory

CLOSE! Hearts 3-2 Dundee United

Hearts break into the United half and Sam Nicholson sends a powerful drive from 25 yards curling past the far post.

CLOSE! Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

And Scott McDonald misses a huge chance to end the game as a contest, his header from six yards swerving inches past Alan Mannus' left post.

Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

As Saints continue to press on in search of a much needed goal, Motherwell look increasingly dangerous on the counter attack.

Scott McDonald fires straight at Alan Mannus from the 18-yard line after Marvin Johnson races away out of defence.

CLOSE! Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Aberdeen turning the screw now. Peter Pawlett's pace troubles the Thistle defence and the ball falls for Jonny Hayes, whose shot is blocked.

CLOSE! Hearts 3-2 Dundee United

Arnaud Djoum heads wide from only six yards as Hearts squander another chance to open up a two-goal lead. 

GREAT SAVE! Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Kenny McLean lines up a shot around 25 yards out and only a fine Tomas Cerny save prevents Thistle falling behind.

INJURY Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Ryan Jack sustains a hamstring injury for Aberdeen and is replaced by Peter Pawlett.

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Aberdeen do not seem like a Team who are desperate to win the League , The lack of urgency and desire for success is alarming

William, Glasgow

CLOSE! Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

St Johnstone pressing hard for a goal at Fir Park - Chris Kane is the latest to try his luck, glancing a header wide from around eight yards. He should have done better.

GREAT SAVE!

Michal Szromnik denies Hearts' Gavin Reilly his second goal of the evening with a fine one-handed save. Moments later, Reilly curls a shot narrowly wide.

Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Decent chance for the Dons as Ash Taylor heads down a cross for Jonny Hayes, who cannot get enough on his shot to really trouble Tomas Cerny.