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  1. Wins for Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers & St Johnstone
  2. Watch: St Mirren v Falkirk (17:15) - live on BBC Alba

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

Celtic stay top, Dons in pursuit, Thistle lose again

What a week it's been for Celtic. After a thrilling Champions League draw with Manchester City in midweek, Brendan Rodgers' men secured a hard-earned three points with victory at Dundee to maintain their unbeaten start to the league season.

Aberdeen's handsome victory over Kilmarnock kept them within four points of the champions, and left Killie just a point above the bottom.

Partick Thistle remain bottom after going down to Rangers, who move up to fifth.

St Johnstone's superb away form continued with victory over Ross County, and Inverness CT struck in stoppage time to snatch a point at Hamilton.

Today's football is not quite done yet. If you want to follow the action from the Championship clash between St Mirren and Falkirk, tune in to BBC Alba or click on the tab at the top of the page.

Thanks for your company and contributions today. We'll be back tomorrow with live coverage of Hibernian versus Dundee United.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night.

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers' Celtic are unbeaten in the league this season

Wright delight with Saints away form

FT: Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

“Really satisfied with the performance. I thought first-half was as good as we’ve been this year. We were excellent and fully deserved to be 1-0 up. We finished the game of with a great goal. 

"It’s a great start to the league for us, away from home as well. We went to Partick and won, went to Motherwell and won, had a good point at Hamilton, now we’ve come up here and got three points. It’s an excellent return from those away games.”

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland

'We got what we deserved'

FT: Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

“It was a disappointing day all round with the injuries and the result. I felt St Johnstone today won more individual than we did, picked up more second balls and were just slightly cuter than us on the day. 

"We got what we deserved today and we’ve just got to take it on the chin and learn from it.”

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre on BBC Radio Scotland 

Foran hails 'never-say-die' attitude

FT: Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT

"Yes (we were good value for the point) in terms of chances created. I thought we had the better chances, their keeper pulled off one or two decent saves, we had one cleared off the line so on chances alone I think we deserved a point. On overall play, I thought they were the better team.

"We've scored a couple of late goals now so I always thought one was going to drop for us. I still believed in them boys and it's a great finish by Liam Polworth.

"The spirit was great today. That never-say-die attitude, never giving up, going right to the final whistle was what got us the point today. I'm delighted with the lads."

Inverness CT manager Richie Foran on BBC Radio Scotland

'We need to do better and see games out'

FT: Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT

"For the seventh out of the eight games, I think, we've gone ahead - we've only managed to see it out once and win one game.

"It's not enough, we know that, we need to do better, to see games out. I thought again we did enough to win the game. But obviously we got hit again in injury time, which was disappointing.

"We didn't lose the goal because tactically we were unaware or were undone. Sometimes all you can say is maybe Lady Luck isn't on our side at the minute."

Hamilton manager Martin Canning on BBC Radio Scotland

A 'sparkling' Dons display

FT: Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

"It was a great away performance. We were dominant in both boxes and scored some great goals. Some of our play was sparkling. 

"(on the penalty) I don't think my player committed a foul. I thought the keeper had it, then he didn't, then he pulls James down. Whether or not he can score from that position is up for a debate.

"But it's wrong to dwell on the penalty when we scored three goals afterwards."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland

GOAL St Mirren 0-1 Falkirk

Craig Sibbald

A deflected free-kick from Craig Sibbald gives Falkirk the lead in Paisley.

St Mirren v Falkirk

Live on BBC Alba

The Championship clash between St Mirren and Falkirk kicked off at 17:15. You can follow all the action on BBC Alba and you can access the Alba coverage via our highlights tab at the top of this page.

'We folded like a pack of cards'

FT: Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

“In my opinion it isn’t (a penalty) but we can’t change the referee’s mind. We had to just move on and we didn’t. 

"In the second-half we folded like a pack of cards. For the second week in a row it’s been men against boys. 

"It’s been a tough week for us and a real wake up call to be honest. It’s a terrible way to go into the international break. Long time to stew on it.”

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark on BBC Radio Scotland

Lee Clark
Lee Clark felt Aberdeen were mistakenly awarded a penalty which allowed them to go 1-0 up

Johnston no-show averts protest

FT: Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

John Barnes

BBC Scotland at Rugby Park

The reason there was a lack of protest from the Killie fans towards director Michael Johnston was because he did not turn up at the game.

He was missing from his seat in the directors box and although there was a chant of "Johnston must go" six minutes into the game from Killie supporters. 

When they noticed Johnston was absent they thought they would just turn their attention to supporting the team. Johnston did attend the club's board meeting on Friday.



Ayr Utd 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic

Dumbarton 0-0 Queen of the South 

Morton 1-0 Raith Rovers 


Albion Rovers 2-0 Queen's Park 

Alloa Athletic 1-2 Airdrieonians 

East Fife 0-1 Stenhousemuir 

Peterhead 1-2 Livingston 

Stranraer 0-1 Brechin City 


Berwick Rangers 1-1 Clyde 

Cowdenbeath 0-2 Stirling Albion 

Edinburgh City 3-3 Arbroath 

Elgin City 0-2 Annan Athletic 

Forfar Athletic 1-3 Montrose

Dons up to second, Thistle still bottom

Celtic's victory against Dundee leaves them four points clear at the top of the Premiership this evening with a game in hand over their nearest rivals.

Aberdeen move back above Hearts into second after a thumping win at Kilmarnock.

At the bottom Partick Thistle remain without a win since the opening day after going down 2-0 at Rangers. Kilmarnock and Dundee are just a point above them though.

Premiership table


Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

After a run of four winless Premiership games Rangers get back to winning way with a routine victory over Partick Thistle at Ibrox. Niko Kranjcar and Andy Halliday with the goals for Mark Warburton's men, who move up to fifth in the table.

It's now six games without a win for Thistle, who remain rock bottom of the table.


Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone remain in fourth after victory at Victoria Park, but it's five matches without a win for County, who drop out of the top six.


Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT

Ali Crawford almost snatches the win at the death for Hamilton, but Liam Polworth's ensures Inverness leave New Douglas Park with a point.

GOAL Hamilton 1-1 Inverness CT

Liam Polworth

Into stoppage time and Inverness get a leveller. It's a sickener for Hamilton, who lost a lead late on against St Johnstone last week.

This time it's Liam Polworth, who fires home from outside the box and is then booked for his celebration.

FULL-TIME Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

Aberdeen are back up to second, with Adam Rooney on target twice in what is their 11th consecutive win over Kilmarnock.

The home side will feel aggrieved about the penalty for the opening goal but they were second best by a long, long way.

Blow for Accies

Hamilton Accies 1-0 Inverness CT

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Sport Scotland at New Douglas Park

That's a blow for Accies, losing keeper Remi Matthews for the final 10 minutes. They're trying to keep just a second clean sheet of the season. Robbie Thomson, with his first touch pulls off a great save to prevent a Caley Thistle equaliser.

County down to 10 men

Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

It looks all over for County, who have to end the game with 10 men as Liam Boyce is unable to recover from injury with manager Jim McIntyre having already made all three subs.

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Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

Former Scotland winger Chris Burke has come on to make his County debut and the former Nottingham Forest man fires a powerful drive that is beaten away by goalkeeper Zander Clark.

County striker Liam Boyce is left writhing on the deck as he collides with the goalkeeper.

Change of keeper

Hamilton 1-0 Inverness CT

Hamilton goalkeeper Remi Matthews' game is over. He makes way for Robbie Thomson.

Triple change for Dons

Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

With Aberdeen in control, Adam Rooney, Niall McGinn and Jonny Hayes get a rest and the bad news for Kilmarnock is that there are three hungry forwards on and looking to make an impression; Miles Storey, Jayden Stockley and Wes Burns.


Hamilton 1-0 Inverness CT

Hamilton goalkeeper Remi Matthews is clutching his shoulder in pain. He has received treatment and has decided to soldier on for now.

GOAL Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone

Chris Kane

Having opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Danny Swanson turns provider with fine through ball and Chris Kane slots the ball past County goalkeeper Scott Fox.

An uphill task for the hosts in Dingwall now.

Killie me softly

Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

Kilmarnock have now leaked 19 goals in the league this season and could yet ship more in this one, their eighth Premiership match.

The home defence is all at sea and Aberdeen could rack up a few more if they fancy.


Hamilton 1-0 Inverness CT

Brad McKay has a chance on the right of the box but he fires wide of the near post. Frustation for Caley Thistle.


Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone

Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark tips a Jake McEveley header over the crossbar as the defender looks to atone for conceding the penalty that led to the only goal of the game.

GOAL Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen

Adam Rooney

Third time lucky for Adam Rooney. Kilmarnock are in disarray as Jonny Hayes threads a lovely pass through for his team-mate and the striker's shot has enough power to squirm under the advancing Jamie MacDonald.


Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen

Once again Adam Rooney is the recipient of a gift from Kilmarnock as Greg Taylor inadvertently plays the Aberdeen striker through and this time he thrashes a rising shot against the crossbar.

Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen

Big chance for a fourth goal as the Killie defence disappears to gift Adam Rooney the freedom of the penalty box but the striker lacks composure and snatches an ugly shot wide. Well wide.

Scrappy second half

Hamilton 1-0 Inverness CT

Neither side can reflect on a great second half so far at New Douglas Park. Hamilton seem content to sit on their lead but they did that last week and ended up drawing with St Johnstone...

Ayr 0-0 Dunfermline

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Somerset Park

The hosts had the better of the first half but Dunfermline are starting to apply a bit of pressure now as Farid El Alagui's scissor kick is well saved by Greg Fleming in the Ayr United goalmouth.

Not much separating the teams in this battle of sixth versus seventh in the Championship.

GOAL Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen

Ash Taylor

Game over now. Once again, Kilmarnock are undone from a corner as a James Maddison delivery makes it all the way to the back post and there's big Ash Taylor to lash in a volley from close range.

Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen continue to look the more menacing side as Jamie MacDonald tips over a curling effort from Adam Rooney.

Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

The first goal in matches in the Premiership tend to be quite important. Controversy over the first one here and it has given Aberdeen the momentum in this match. 

Andy Considine's effort to make it 2-0 was a thumping effort. Can't help wondering what Lee Clark will have to say over that penalty decision.

Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Souleymane Coulibaly has seven goals for the season and the Kilmarnock forward is eager for another as he cuts in from the left and curls a long-range effort narrowly wide.

Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone

County have upped the tempo after the break and Jonathan Franks fires a low ball into a crowded six-yard box, but there is no home boot able to connect for what would probably have been an equaliser.


Rangers 2-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle almost find a way back into the match at Ibrox. Wes Foderingham blocks a Chris Erskine effort and with the ball spinning back towards the net the Rangers keeper is back up to make a second save.

GOAL Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Andrew Considine

Aberdeen double their lead five minutes into the second half as a corner kick breaks to Andrew Considine and the defender thrashes a sweet, angled shot into the top corner.