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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Th (McGinn, Storey; Erskine), FT: Hearts 5-1 Inverness CT (Cowie 2, Sammon, Nicholson 2; Paterson og)
  2. FT: Rangers 2-1 Motherwell (Miller, Forrester; McDonald), FT: Ross Co 2-0 Kilmarnock (Boyce 2)
  3. FT: St Johnstone 2-4 Celtic (Swanson, pen, MacLean; Griffiths, Sinclair, Forrest, Christie)

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

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Rangers riding high

Well it's early days but Kenny Miller's last-gasp winner against Motherwell has put Rangers top of the Premiership this evening.

Celtic continued their good form under Brendan Rodgers with an impressive showing in Perth where they beat St Johnstone 4-2.

Hearts racked up the biggest victory of the day with a 5-1 trouncing of Inverness CT, who have lost all three league games under new boss Richie Foran.

Kilmarnock looked to have turned things round with victory last weekend, but Liam Boyce's double condemned them to defeat at Ross County.

Aberdeen survived a late Partick Thistle fightback to pick up three points, with Niall McGinn's magnificent free-kick worth catching on Sportscene tomorrow.

So Rangers are top of the table, a point ahead of Celtic and Ross County. Inverness CT sit bottom with zero points and must improve quickly or it could be a long season for the Highlanders.

Keep across the BBC Sport Scotland website for plenty more reaction to today's Premiership matches and all the lower league games as well.

Thanks for your company and contributions today. Enjoy your Saturday night - you've earned it!

Kenny Miller
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Kenny Miller celebrates his injury time winner against Motherwell

Boyce banging in the goals

Ross County 2-0 Kilmarnock

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre: "When Liam Boyce does things sharp he's a real handful. The wide players are giving him a lot of service at the moment I'm sure he'd be the first to acknowledge that.

"All players thrive on confidence and goal scorers do. Before he got his goals he was playing really well off the front because he's such a clever player.

We've got a trust in Liam that we can play him in several positions but ultimately his best is up front where he bangs in the goals."

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark: "We started quite brightly. We've given an awful goal away and lost a bit of momentum with that.

"We haven't given the service to our two strikers that their two strikers got."

"The games was won and lost in those areas. They've got to have that service. We played too many long balls which was food and drink for Davies and Quinn.

"Do some of them have to do better? Without a shadow of a doubt. Have some of them done well? Yes.

"We certainly have to better without the ball against a very potent Rangers team (on Friday). Full credit to Ross County."

Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes: "I think we knocked off in the last 10 minutes when Welsh was sent off because we thought the game was done but that was a warning that the game is never done.

"All in all it was a good days work though and I thought there were a lot of strong performances from the team today so it was a very positive day.

"Without a couple of influential players we got the game done today which is important ahead of a big game next week at Celtic Park." Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald: "I was delighted with the spirit that the boys showed especially when they went down to ten men for the last 10 minutes.

"I don't think it was a foul for the first yellow that he got (Sean Welsh) and my player said it wasn't on which is why he was so aggrieved but you can't have dissent and the consequences are we lose him next week."

Niall McGinn
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Niall McGinn (centre) put Aberdeen ahead with a stunning free-kick

'I've got to take a big part of the blame'

Hearts 5-1 Inverness CT

Inverness CT manager Richie Foran: “I don’t think it was a 5-1. Definitely not. 

"We created more chances today, we had more efforts on goal than we have in the previous three games put together but you got to put the ball in the net. 

"They had that bit more believe when they got their chances they were going to score. That’s what we lacked a little bit today – belief. 

"We had too many players under-performing as well and I’ve got to take a big part of the blame for that."

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson: "I thought the performance was really good today. I said that last week but today the performance was really good and we scored goals which was really pleasing.

"When we brought Don Cowie in last January he wasn't fit he had a little problem with his calfs, but over the summer he rested and you can see the quality he has.

"He's a top quality player and you could see that today."

Don Cowie
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Don Cowie (left) scored two goals against his former club as Hearts thrashed Inverness CT

Dundee United 3-0 Ayr United

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon: "If you had said to me before the game we would have a 3-0 win I would have been happy with that. 

"We had a really good start to the game and a good first half so very pleased with that. 

"The second-half we have to give credit to Ayr United who came back into the game and made it difficult for us.

"This is a strong competitive league and you have to be at it for 90 minutes. It will be an exciting league this season with many twists and turns. We have just to keep winning and do the best we can every week."

Ayr United manager Ian McCall: "I don't think it was a fair reflection on the game. I thought we had a couple of really good opportunities in the first half but I would not begrudge Dundee United their 2-0 lead.

"I thought we were the dominant team for most of the second half and had numerous opportunities to work the keeper but didn't.

"At 2-0 I would have loved to have seen us scoring and see what happens but we didn't. Some of the players are still finding their feet. They were a lot better today but they just need to find their belief at these places and just play."

Dundee United 3-0 Ayr United

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tannadice

"Dundee United fully deserving of their first Championship win against Ayr. Simon Murray was relentless throughout as he gave the visitors defence a tough time all afternoon. 

"Jamie Robson also looks to have a real touch of class at full back and the 18-year-old looks to have a very bright future in the game. 

"Ayr fought hard in the second-half but rarely threatened and they will need to find their goal touch soon if the want to retain their place in the league."

Birthday boy Griffiths hails 'great week'

St Johnstone 2-4 Celtic

Leigh Griffiths continued his sensational goal-scoring form with another against St Johnstone as the champions made it two Premiership wins from two with victory at McDiarmid Park.

It was the striker's 26th birthday, and although he celebrated with a goal and a win, he also picked up a yellow card for simulation.

As you can see, it hasn't spoiled his big day.....

Great week for the club. Now on to Tuesday now to finish the job. Won't be easy. Birthday goal, 3 points boom 🍀🍀. #nodive

LEAGUE TWO RESULTS

Annan Athletic 3-2 Clyde

Berwick 1-2 Forfar

Cowdenbeath 2-0 Edinburgh City

Elgin 0-1 Arbroath

Stirling 2-0 Montrose

LEAGUE ONE RESULTS

Airdrieonians 1-0 Stranraer

Alloa 2-1 East Fife

Brechin 0-0 Queen's Park

Livingston 4-1 Stenhousemuir

Peterhead 2-2 Albion

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Dundee United 3-0 Ayr United

Morton 1-1 Dumbarton

Queen of the South 2-0 Falkirk

Raith Rovers 2-0 Dunfermline

St Mirren 0-2 Hibernian

PREMIERSHIP RESULTS

St Johnstone 2-4 Celtic

Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle

Hearts 5-1 Inverness CT

Rangers 2-1 Motherwell

Ross County 2-0 Kilmarnock

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St Mirren 0-2 Hibernian

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Dundee United 3-0 Ayr United

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Hearts 5-1 Inverness CT

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Rangers 2-1 Motherwell

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Ross County 2-0 Kilmarnock

GOAL Rangers 2-1 Motherwell

Kenny Miller

Rangers look to be heading to the top of the Premiership as Kenny Miller strikes in injury time to surely seal the three points against Motherwell.

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Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle

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Raith Rovers 2-0 Dunfermline

GOAL Hearts 5-1 Inverness CT

Callum Paterson OG

Callum Paterson puts through his own net to reduce the arrears, but I'm going to stick my neck out here and back Hearts to hang on for the three points.

GOAL Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle

Chris Erskine

Partick have a glimmer of hope as Chris Erskine smashes home a powerful drive from 20 yards.

RED CARD

Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle

Sean Welsh is sent off as things go from bad to worse for Thistle.

St Mirren 0-2 Hibernian

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Paisley 2021 Stadium

"St Mirren have very little to offer here in Paisley and Hibernian are overpowering them in every area of the pitch.

"Both Hibs' new signings Brian Graham and Andrew Shinnie have come off the bench to make their debuts."

GOAL Hearts 5-0 Inverness CT

Sam Nicholson

Hearts are running riot against a dispirited Caley Thistle and Sam Nicholson scores his second in as many minutes, firing in off the post after an incisive breakaway.

GOAL Hearts 4-0 Inverness CT

Sam Nicholson

New Hearts signing Bjorn Johnsen marks his debut as a substitute with a clever backheel that sets up Sam Nicholson for a thumping finish from the edge of the penalty box.

GOAL Dundee United 3-0 Ayr United

Willo Flood

GOAL Raith Rovers 2-0 Dunfermline

Mark Stewart

GOAL Ross County 2-0 Kilmarnock

Liam Boyce

It's a second for Ross County and a second for Liam Boyce - from a similar range as his first goal but this time a left-foot shot.

Stretcher for Mulraney

Hearts 3-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Caley Thistle winger Jake Mulraney is stretchered off, with Aaron Doran his replacement. Speculation that it was cramp, but players don't usually call for a stretcher for that surely?

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DEBATE: Did Leigh Griffiths dive?

Connor Smart: "Just cause he felt contact it don't mean he has to go down MAN UP."

Alan Stewart: "Blatant dive. No need to do it either."

Did Leigh Griffiths deserve his yellow card for simulation? Join the debate at the BBC Sport Scotland Facebook page, tweet @BBCSportScot or @BBCAndyBurke, or you can simply use the hashtag #BBCSportScot.

GOAL Raith Rovers 1-0 Dunfermline

Bobby Barr

Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle

Scott Davie

BBC Scotland at Pittodrie

"A disaster for Liam Lindsay and his Partick Thistle team mates as the defender gifted Aberdeen a second goal.

"Only he knows what he was thinking about dithering at the edge of his own penalty area but credit Graeme Shinnie for taking the ball off him and Miles Storey for the finish."

Watt a scoreline

Hearts 3-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Hearts striker Tony Watt and Conor Sammon celebrate
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Tony Watt and Conor Sammon have been influential for Hearts

GOAL Rangers 1-1 Motherwell

Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester scores from outside the penalty area to bring the hosts level.

Forrester is then promptly replaced by Michael O'Halloran.

Dundee United 2-0 Ayr United

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Tannadice

"Ayr United look a little more solid in the second period no doubt after a few harsh words from their manager Ian McCall. The introduction of Brian Gilmour and Jamie Thoms appears to have made a difference with Gary Harkins playing now in a slightly deeper role.

"Ray McKinnon keen for his players to pick up the pace again and be more creative than they have been so far in the second half."

Rangers 0-1 Motherwell

Rangers manager Mark Warburton goes to his bench by introducing Niko Kranjcar and Joe Dodoo in place of Andy Halliday and Barrie McKay.

The Ibrox side are looking at their first home defeat in almost a year.

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Scott McDonald taps home to give Motherwell the lead at Ibrox

Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at Victoria Park

"County taking the game to their opponents in this second period with Gardyne close to a second and a big claim for a penalty when Paul Quinn might have been held.

"Kilmarnock need more service to Boyd and Coulibaly if there to get back into this."

Hearts attack

Hearts 3-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Have Hearts been stung by criticism by former players who are suggesting influence from director of football Craig Levein is imposing an overly physical approach? They are belying that reputation by playing some excellent passing football, with striker Tony Watt particularly influential despite not having got himself on the scoresheet.  

Hearts director of football Craig Levein
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Hearts director of football Craig Levein has been accused of exerting dressing-room influence

GOAL Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle

Miles Storey

A mix-up in the Partick Thistle defence allows Miles Storey in to slot home Aberdeen's second goal. It's the striker's first goal for the club.

GREAT SAVE!

Hearts 3-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Alex Fisher comes close to an immediate scoring impact after coming on for the misfiring Scott Boden for Caley Thistle. The striker's overhead kick forces goalkeeper Jack Hamilton to push the ball wide for a corner.