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Summary

  1. FT: St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts (Cummins)
  2. FT: Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Thistle (Boyd, Coulibaly; Lawless, Lindsay)
  3. FT: Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton (Moult 4; Crawford 2)
  4. FT: Rangers 0-0 Ross County
  5. Queen of the South new leaders in Championship

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

That's all folks

That's the end of the text updates from me. Enjoy watching the rest of the Falkirk v Dundee United game by clicking on the icon at the top of the page.

Join us tomorrow for Dundee v Aberdeen & Inverness CT v Celtic.

Moult is the main man for Motherwell

FT: Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton

It's been a good day for St Johnstone, who move up to third in the Premiership and Queen of the South deserve great credit for taking over at the top of the Championship.

However, Louis Moult is the man of the hour, with his four goals helping Motherwell to a 4-2 derby victory over Hamilton at Fir Park.

Take a bow...

Motherwell's Louis Moult and his match-ball after putting four past Hamilton. @BBCSportScot @BBCSportsound

Motherwell's Louis Moult and his match-ball after putting four past Hamilton. @BBCSportScot @BBCSportsound

Follow the action at Falkirk

Falkirk v Dundee Utd

I'm going to sign off soon but we'll keep this page running for those interested in watching the BBC Alba coverage of Falkirk v Dundee United.

It's 1-1 at the moment, with Tope Obadeyi levelling John Baird's opener.

Sunday's top flight games

Celtic can extend their lead at the top of the Premiership pile when they visit Inverness Caley Thistle tomorrow.

Brendan Rodgers' side must recover from their Champions League mauling in Barcelona as they look to maintain their 100% league record.

The Highlanders opened with three defeats but have picked up recently, taking four points from St Johnstone and Aberdeen.

Before that there is a high noon showdown at Dens Park, with Aberdeen visiting Dundee.

Paul Hartley's side were draw specialists last season and have taken a point in each of their last three outings.

Aberdeen got off to a flier with eight straight wins last time but have picked up just one victory from five so far.

We'll do this live text dance again for those fixtures and BBC Radio Scotland will be covering both matches.

Celtic are yet to drop a point in the league
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Celtic are yet to drop a point in the league

Lennon hits out at Bartley red card

Neil Lennon is not happy after Hibernian's winning run came to an end at home to Ayr United. The hosts were cruising at 1-0 before Marvin Bartley was sent off.

"The red card has changed the game," the Hibees manager told BBC Scotland. "It's not a red card. 

"Marvin has gone in with one foot and he is low. He might have caught the kid but there was a lot of other stuff going on out there, the way the referee was letting the game go.  

"I can't be over critical of the players. Indeed I feel for them a bit with the refereeing performance but we have to accept it and get on. 

"There have been instances in games this year when we haven't been good enough in front of goal but we had plenty of chances to go two up and should have seen the game out."

Ayr United gaffer Ian McCall: "For us to win against the overwhelming favourites for the league is a terrific result."

Marvin Bartley was sent off at Easter Road
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Bartley was dismissed with Hibs leading 1-0

High praise for keeper Clark

FT: St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts

"Everyone is equal in this dressing room and they all work so hard for each other," says St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright.

"I've got two number one keepers at the club and that's a manager's dream. I don't think there's a better young keeper in the country than Zander Clark.

"Gordon Strachan was here today and I think he's certainly someone who deserves to be near the Scotland squad."

The Saints boss also said that his two players booked for simulation [Graham Cummins & Chris Kane] will be fined if he agrees with the referee after watching match footage.

Warburton silent on Barton

FT: Rangers 0-0 Ross County

#Rangers boss Mark Warburton says Joey Barton row was not reason for 0-0 draw with R.County. Refuses to say if he will return to squad

McGhee sets festive target for Moult

FT: Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton

"It's great to have Louis Moult back," says a delighted Motherwell boss Mark McGhee. "He's had the operation and says it's the best he's felt in his career. He scored a fantastic four goals today, let's see if he can get to 20 before Christmas.

"For me, the most important thing is the three points. Bragging rights are for the supporters and I'm delighted for them."

Championship duel at Falkirk

Falkirk v Dundee Utd

The game is under way and you can watch via the coverage tab at the top of the page.

Neilson not downhearted after loss

FT: St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts

"That's the way it goes sometimes - we played some fantastic football then got hit by a sucker punch," Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson tells Sportsound.

"The St Johnstone goalkeeper has had the game of his life and they had one shot on goal. We can't be too despondent about it.

"I got sent to the stand for clapping a delivery into the box. I think the fourth official has got his wires crossed a bit."

Forfar in fine fettle

Forfar Athletic are flying in League Two, with today's 4-1 win over Stirling Albion making it six wins from six for the table-toppers.

Josh Peters was on target again with two of those goals.

Livi leapfrog City

Hibs are not the only side to lose an unbeaten run today,since Brechin City were undone at Livingston.

Alloa and Livi lead the way on 15 points in League One.

FULL-TIME

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP 

Dumbarton 1-1 St Mirren 

Hibernian 1-2 Ayr United

Greenock Morton 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Queen of the South 3-1 Raith Rovers

SCOTTISH LEAGUE ONE 

Airdrieonians 1-1 East Fife 

Livingston 2-1 Brechin City 

Queen's Park 1-2 Alloa Athletic 

Stenhousemuir 2-2 Peterhead 

Stranraer 3-2 Albion Rovers

SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO 

Arbroath 1-1 Annan Athletic 

Cowdenbeath 0-2 Berwick Rangers 

Edinburgh City 0-1 Montrose 

Elgin City 0-2 Clyde 

Forfar Athletic 4-1 Stirling Albion

FULL-TIME

Rangers 0-0 Ross County

The visitors earn a point on their first visit to Ibrox. Not the response Rangers boss Mark Warburton was looking for after last weekend's derby drubbing.

Still going...

Rangers 0-0 Ross County

James Tavernier heads wide from a corner then has a shot saved by Scott Fox as Rangers give it the kitchen sink treatment in stoppage time.

FULL-TIME

Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Thistle

The points are shared in a thoroughly entertaining game. Twice the Jags came from behind and that nudges them off the foot of the table on goal difference as Inverness CT drop one place ahead of tomorrow's game with Celtic.

FULL-TIME

St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts

Saints continue their good run against the Jambos in Perth and move up to third in the table, level on points with the visitors from Edinburgh.

CLOSE!

St Johnstone 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Callum Paterson again goes close as the right-back, pushed up in a desperate attempt to salvage a point, stabs the ball just wide from 12 yards.

Queens flying high

Queen of the South are the new leaders in the Championship. The Doonhamers are the only unbeaten team in the division after a 3-1 triumph at home to Raith Rovers.

The Dumfries side leapfrog Hibernian, who suffer a shock 2-1 home defeat to Ayr United.

Rangers 0-0 Ross County

Five minutes of stoppage time at Ibrox.

FULL-TIME

Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton

RED CARD

Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Thistle

Abdul Osman is sent off for Thistle, the midfielder receiving a second booking.

HITS THE WOODWORK

St Johnstone 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Hearts so close to an equaliser as Callum Paterson rises to meet a corner and his header strikes the face of the crossbar.

More from the Championship

Falkirk v Dundee Utd (17:15)

Scott Davie

BBC Scotland at the Falkirk Stadium

Falkirk manager Peter Houston has named an unchanged game for his first match in charge of the Bairns against his former club.

It's an important one as well given the Hibs score with both clubs desperate to close the gap at the top of the table after indifferent starts to their league campaigns.

Dundee United are forced into one change as experienced defender Paul Dixon was sent off at Dunfermline last week and teenager Jamie Robson takes over.

That game is being shown live by BBC Alba.

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-2 Partick Thistle

Liam Lindsay

Thistle just won't let this one go. Liam Lindsay thumps home from close range to level matters again in Ayrshire.

CLOSE!

Kilmarnock 2-1 Partick Thistle

Souleymane Coulibaly cannot keep his latest effort down but gets plenty of power behind the effort on the right-hand side of the box.

Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton Academical

Hamilton have been the better team in this half but they are running out of steam as Ali Crawford chips a free-kick over the crossbar.

Neilson banished from dugout

St Johnstone 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Robbie Neilson has been sent to the stand. That doesn't constitute going very far at McDiarmid Park, as the Hearts head coach is in the front row and barking instructions from behind the barrier - only a few yards from where he was stood previously. 

Championship latest

Ayr United are now ahead against 10-man Hibs, Brian Gilmour with the finish.

Queen of the South are now 3-0 up thanks to Dean Brotherston and heading for the top of the league.

What a turnaround!

Championship latest

Well, well. Ayr United are level at Easter Road, with Conrad Balatoni nodding in from a corner. Hibs midfielder Marvin Bartley might not be feeling too clever after his red card for the hosts, who have missed a boat-load of chances. That winning record is now in jeopardy...

CLOSE!

Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton Academical

Accies still feel they are in this game. Rakish Bingham has a header cleared off the line, then Grant Gillespie shoots wide.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Rangers 0-0 Ross County

Michael O'Halloran is on for Rangers and the substitute immediately rattles a powerful strike against the crossbar.

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-1 Partick Thistle

Souleymane Coulibaly

Souleymane Coulibaly just keeps on scoring, the Killie striker this time heading home Dean Hawkshaw's cross.

Kilmarnock lead again.

Souleymane Coulibaly celebrates
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Coulibaly celebrates his goal at Rugby Park

CLOSE!

Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton Academical

Accies come so close to a third, with Darian MacKinnon's thumping shot saved on the line.Then Ali Crawford, on a hat-trick, tries an effort from the half-way line that dips just over the bar.

Championship latest

Momentum shift in the Championship? Queen of the South are 2-0 up against Raith Rovers, with Stephen Dobbie scoring his second.

Seconds before, Hibs go down to 10 men, with Marvin Bartley sent off for a late lunge after losing control of the ball. They've been so on top against Ayr United but only have one goal to show for it.

CLOSE!

Kilmarnock 1-1 Partick Thistle

Souleymane Coulibaly goes close for Kilmarnock with a shot that whistles narrowly wide of the target.

GOAL Motherwell 4-2 Hamilton Academical

Ali Crawford

It's a second of the day for Ali Crawford. The Motherwell defence goes to sleep and a cut-back finds Crawford who side-foots into the roof of the net.

Rangers knocking on the door

Rangers 0-0 Ross County

The home side are pushing for the opener as Staggies goalie Scott Fox claws away a curling strike from Martyn Waghorn. From the resulting corner, a Clint Hill header is cleared off the line.

GOAL St Johnstone 1-0 Hearts

Graham Cummins

St Johnstone take the lead and it could be a controversial moment. Liam Craig miss-hits his low shot across goal and Graham Cummins looks suspiciously offside as he taps in from six yards.

The Saints players celebrate by lifting aloft the number two shirt of captain Dave Mackay, who was forced to retire this week through injury.

St Johnstone celebrate taking the lead
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St Johnstone players pay tribute to former captain Dave McKay

High praise for Hibs striker

Championship leaders Hibs are 1-0 up on Ayr United and our man at Easter Road is impressed...

Jason Cummings has now scored in all six league games for Hibernian this season. This one against Ayr an absolute stunner! #bbcsportscot