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  1. O'Hara & Haber (2) Dundee, Moult, Cadden reply for M'well
  2. Saints lead at Pittodrie through Swanson & Thomson
  3. Doolan & Lawless net for 10-man Thistle, Goncalves & Struna for Hearts
  4. Sammon & Jones on target for Kilmarnock at Accies
  5. Celtic score five at Ibrox for first time
  6. Sinclair, Griffiths , McGregor, Boyata & Lustig net for champions
  7. Miller consolation goal for Rangers
  8. Strugglers Ayr Utd & Raith Rovers lose in Championship

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By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Celtic the day's big winners

Thanks for your company on a day when Premiership champions Celtic emphasised the gulf in class between themselves and city rivals Rangers with a crushing 5-1 win at Ibrox.

Join us again as the promotion and relegation battles rage on in the SPFL.

Celtic celebrate at Ibrox

'Incredible decision' angers Well boss

FT: Motherwell 2-3 Dundee

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson was disappointed about a Ben Heneghan header that he believes crossed the line against Dundee. 

"I'm obviously very disappointed," he told BBC Radio Scotland. "Another incredible decision. 

"We've seen it again and it's probably the worst of any of the decisions so far. 

"When he [Dundee's Tom Hateley] clears it, his foot is actually in the back of the goal. 

"It's an incredible decision. These people have clubs' livelihoods on the line, people's personal livelihoods on the line and it's incredible that we haven't done anything about it. 

"It should have been 3-3. Take that aside, though, and the two goals we lost either side of the first half were from really poor defending. 

"We weren't going to go down today and we weren't going to stay up, so we are well aware of that. We have to take it for what it is."

Ben Heneghen's header was cleared by Dundee

GOAL Dundee United 1-1 Dumbarton

Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson levels for Dumbarton at Tannadice, so maybe United are going to be denied second spot in the Championship.

'Poor decision' for Saints opener - McInnes

FT: Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes talking to BBC Scotland: "The first goal is always really important against St Johnstone. 

"I think it's a really poor decision from the referee to declare that a pass-back and they've taken full advantage.

"Once we go behind, we throw bodies forward and we get done on a counter-attack, which can happen.

"You can see how difficult the pitch is in terms of trying to get any flow to our game.

"We probably didn't do enough to get ourselves in front, but we certainly didn't look like losing it.

"I can't be too hard on the players. They put a lot into it, but it's a reminder that we have tough games post-split and we need to make sure our level of performance is better than it was today."

Canning now bowed by defeat

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-2 Kilmarnock

Hamilton Academical manager Martin Canning on BBC Radio Scotland: "I have said the last few weeks that, even when you win, you can't get too high and where you lose you can't get too low. 

"It was a strange game, because we controlled large parts of the game and we didn't defend our box well enough. 

"I don't remember Kilmarnock having many attempts at goal.

"Credit to Kilmarnock. When they got their goals, they defended properly, two or three fantastic blocks to stop us getting strikes away. 

"We have had a bit of bad luck, Dougie Imrie has hit the outside of the post and the inside of the post. It just wasn't to be today."

Killie kill fears of 12th

Jonathan Sutherland watched Kilmarnock ease their relegation fears in Hamilton.

Conor Sammon celebrates his goal

Hamilton Academical 0-2 Kilmarnock

Conor Sammon and Jordan Jones grab the goals as Kilmarnock ensure they are safe from automatic relegation with victory at Hamilton.

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Saints sting Dons

Liam McLeod was our man on the spot on a painful day for Aberdeen fans!

St Johnstone celebrate

Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone score two late goals to beat Aberdeen and consolidate fourth place in the Scottish Premiership.

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McCann's the man at Fir Park

Chris McLaughlin gives his view of Dundee's win over Motherwell.

Interim Dundee boss Neil McCann celebrates his side's third goal

Motherwell 2-3 Dundee

Dundee end their losing run with victory in Neil McCann's first game in charge to leave Motherwell in the relegation play-off spot.

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Hearts held by 10-man Thistle

Here's Paul Mitchell's thoughts on that draw between Hearts and Partick Thistle.

Isma Goncalves celebrates

Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Partick Thistle

Andraz Struna salvages a late point for Hearts against 10-man Partick Thistle at Tynecastle.

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Eight arrests after Old Firm match

Scot Sinclair scoring for Celtic

A 23-year-old man who allegedly ran on to the pitch during the game is among those detained.

Scot Sinclair scoring for Celtic

Eight arrests after Old Firm match

A 23-year-old man who allegedly ran on to the pitch during the game is among those detained.

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Rodgers wanted more

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers thinks his side could have beaten Rangers by more than 5-1 at Ibrox!

Celtic won 5-1 at Ibrox

'Celtic should have scored more goals'

Manager Brendan Rodgers thinks Celtic should have been more ruthless after beating Rangers 5-1 for the second time this season.

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Hearts did 'more than enough' to win

FT: Hearts 2-2 Partick Thistle

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro talking to BBC Scotland: "I can't say we were dominant for the entirety, but there was certainly control there and good play in long spells.

"As we pushed, we made countless chances to win the game. 

"Of course, we made mistakes, which makes you need those chances. 

"Our disappointment comes from the fact we've done more than enough to win the game.

"The next step for us is making sure that when we put in a performance like that, these should be games we win.

"We're progressing and we have to focus on the things that are most important to us in the short term. Then we can grow even more."

GOAL Dundee United 1-0 Dumbarton

Tony Andreu

Tony Andreu has put United ahead at Tannadice as they eye second spot in the Championship.

Caixinha suffers 5-1 defeat

Of course, the day started with Rangers suffering their worst ever home defeat by Celtic.

Home manager Pedro Caixinha took the blame for the 5-1 hammering.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha

Caixinha takes the blame for derby rout

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha accepts full responsibility for his side's 5-1 home hammering by Celtic.

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Kilby fight back in Buckie

FT: Buckie Thistle 2-2 East Kilbride

Lowland League champions East Kilbride came from two goals behind at half-time to secure a draw away to Buckie Thistle in the first leg of the pyramid play-off semi-final.

Russell McLean's equaliser five minutes from time means Kilby will fancy their chances with home advantage against the Highland League champions in the second leg next weekend.

The winners face the side finishing bottom of League Two in a two-legged play-off.

Jags boss calls for handball clarity

FT: Hearts 2-2 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald talking to BBC Scotland: "We're happy with the point after going down to 10 men. Towards the end, we defended brilliantly.

"We did have good opportunities at 1-0. It might have been a different outcome if we'd got to 2-0, but the red card changed things.

"I wasn't surprised with the penalty [for Hearts' first equaliser] in terms of the way decisions went all day. 

"But you'll see another 10 of them in the future and some will be given and some won't. 

"From a manager's point of view, I wish they would just clear it up [the handball rule]. We'll get a different referee next time and it might be a different decision.

"The ball hit his arm, he's fallen to the side - he's turned to block it. It's not intentional. 

"We had six key players missing, so credit to the players."

Loons stumble as Red Lichties go top

Forfar, so long leaders in League Two, have been leapfrogged by Arbroath after the Red Lichties edged Elgin City 3-2 at Gayfield Park.

That's after the Loons were held 1-1 away to bottom side Cowdenbeath.

Annan Athletic ensured their place in the promotion play-offs with a 5-1 thumping of Montrose, who remain a place behind them thanks to Elgin's defeat.

It is still all to play for at the bottom, where Cowden remain in the hunt to move clear of a relegation play-off.

That's because Clyde and Berwick Rangers, who are both three points ahead of them, drew at Broadwood.

Berwick host Edinburgh City, Clyde visit Montrose and Cowden are away to Elgin in next week's final fixture.

A win for Cowden and a defeat for either of the others and the Fifers would be safe on goal difference.

McCulloch: 'Not home and dry yet'

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-2 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock interim manager Lee McCulloch didn't realise the win meant his side cannot now finish 12th but stressed that they could still face a play-off.

"Delighted with that, I didn't know that," he told BBC Radio Scotland. 

"Our focus has just been ourselves. As I say, it's coming into training and getting better every day individually and as a team - players and staff. 

"Pleased with the result, but we're not home and dry yet."

Saints 'grind it out' at Pittodrie

FT: Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright talking to BBC Scotland: "It was windy and blustery and the pitch is a bit uneven, so it wasn't a game of beauty, but the result is the important thing for us at this stage of the season.

"There were moments of quality from us in the lead up to the back-pass being given [for Danny Swanson's free-kick goal] and the goal from the counter-attack and, on that basis, we deserved the win.

"We'll play a lot better with the ball, but one thing we do when we're not playing particularly well is grind it out. 

"It's up to the opposition to break you down and I don't think Alan Mannus has had a save to make all game."

Craig Thomson broke clear to score St Johnstone's second goal
Craig Thomson broke clear to score St Johnstone's second goal

McCann 'could not be prouder'

FT: Motherwell 2-3 Dundee

Dundee interim manager Neil McCann on BBC Radio Scotland: "I am very proud of everyone connected with the staff but especially the players. 

"Winning after coming off seven straight defeats, I couldn't be prouder. 

"It was nervous at the end, but I couldn't be happier.

"It showed they have character."

Stenny off bottom as Diamonds sparkle

The most significant result in League One was at Hampden Park, where Stenhousemuir, for so long looking doomed at the foot of the table secure a 2-0 win over promotion hopefuls Queen's Park.

That meant that Stenny leapfrog Peterhead, who were beaten away by champions Livingston.

It also means that third-bottom Stranraer are safe from automatic relegation despite losing 1-0 away to Alloa.

Airdrieonians had the biggest win in the chase for the two remaining promotion play-off places, thumping East Fife, who had started level with them on points, 4-0 in Methil.

They Diamonds move into third above Brechin City on goals scored despite the latter's 1-0 win over Albion Rovers.

It means that Airdrieonians and Brechin go into the final day three points ahead of the Fifers and Queen's Park.

Livingston's Josh Mullen makes it 3-0
Peterhead dropped to second bottom after losing away to Livingston

Ayr on the brink

The incentive for Dundee United as they kick off at Tannadice is that a win would take them above Falkirk and into second place in the Championship after the Bairns' 2-2 draw at home to Queen of the South.

Morton's hopes of catching United and finishing third ended with defeat away to Dunfermline, but the Greenock side at least are assured of a promotion play-off place.

St Mirren's 5-0 thrashing of Raith Rovers takes the Paisley side above their visitors, who are now in the second-bottom spot that brings with it a relegation play-off.

It sets up a massive game next week in Kirkcaldy, where bottom side Ayr, who lost 4-0 at home to champions Hibs, will arrive needing to win by five goals to avoid automatic relegation.

Ayr United were well beaten at home by champions Hibernian
Ayr United were well beaten at home by champions Hibernian

BBC Alba live from Tannadice

Dundee United v Dumbarton (17:15 BST)

Don't forget the late kick-off in the Championship can be seen live on BBC Alba and on the BBC Sport website in a few minutes - the action starts at 17:15 BST.

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Ayr United 0-4 Hibernian 

Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Greenock Morton

Falkirk 2-2 Queen of the South 

St Mirren 5-0 Raith Rovers

Dundee United v Dumbarton (17:15) 


Alloa Athletic 1-0 Stranraer 

Brechin City 1-0 Albion Rovers 

East Fife 0-4 Airdrieonians 

Livingston 4-1 Peterhead 

Queen's Park 0-2 Stenhousemuir 


Annan Athletic 5-1 Montrose 

Arbroath 3-2 Elgin City 

Clyde 1-1 Berwick Rangers 

Cowdenbeath 1-1 Forfar Athletic 

Edinburgh City 1-0 Stirling Albion 


Buckie Thistle 2-2 East Kilbride   

Killie safe from automatic drop

FT: Hamilton Academical 0-2 Kilmarnock

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at New Douglas Park

A deserved win for Kilmarnock in that they were clearly the better side. 

However, goalkeeper Freddie Woodman needed to make two good saves from Dougie Imrie to ensure the victory. 

Kilmarnock cannot now finish in 12th - the automatic relegation spot - a great achievement by Lee McCulloch's side.

FULL-TIME Hearts 2-2 Partick Thistle

Hearts stay four points ahead of visitors Thistle in fifth place, but that will be little consolation for Ian Cathro and his side.

With St Johnstone winning in Aberdeen, they slip six points adrift of the Perth side in the race for a Europa League qualification place.

All that after a draw against a side reduced to 10 men for much of the second half.

FULL-TIME Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone move to within six points of third-top Rangers - and six points clear of Hearts - after a fine, smash-and-grab win away to the side sitting second.

FULL-TIME Motherwell 2-3 Dundee

Motherwell drop into second-bottom spot as Dundee leapfrog them and Hamilton into eighth.

Job well done by new manager Neil McCann.


Hearts 2-2 Partick Thistle

Isma Goncalves and Bjorn Johnsen both miss great chances to secure a late win against 10-man Thistle.

FULL-TIME Hamilton Accies 0-2 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock ensure there will be no automatic relegation with a fine win away to Hamilton.

They could still be dragged into the play-off spot, but Accies are the ones deeper in trouble.

GOAL Hearts 2-2 Partick Thistle

Andraz Struna

Partick Thistle can't clear a teasing cross from the right, and Andraz Struna seizes upon the loose ball to scoop Hearts level. Is there a winner at Tynecastle?  

GOAL St Mirren 5-0 Raith Rovers

Lewis Morgan

Lewis Morgan's 10th goal of the season rubs salt into the wound for Raith Rovers.

GOAL Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Morton

Rhys McCabe

Rhys McCabe's deflected strike looks to have secured a win for the Pars.

GOAL Aberdeen 0-2 St Johnstone

Craig Thomson

A remarkable sequence of events at Pittodrie.

Having threatened little in the match, Saints have scored twice in quick succession with opening goalscorer Danny Swanson sending Craig Thomson clear to knock in the visitors' second.

The St Mirren massive

St Mirren 4-0 Raith Rovers

Master of hyperbole Chick Young suggests that there is a "massive" crowd at Paisley 2021 Stadium to watch St Mirren romp home against Raith Rovers.

Well, 62 short of 5,000 is our reporter's idea of massive. Size is all relative I suppose!

GOAL Motherwell 2-3 Dundee

Chris Cadden

Maybe Motherwell deserve that slice of fortune.  Lionel Ainsworth drags his effort across the face of the goal and Chris Cadden - who looks offside - deflects it into the back of the net at the far post.  

The hosts have 10 minutes to salvage a point.  


Motherwell 1-3 Dundee

Motherwell think they have got a goal back through Ben Heneghan's header, claiming it has gone over the line, but referee Steven McLean deems otherwise.

Big decision by the whistler and the home fans are not impressed.

GOAL Aberdeen 0-1 St Johnston

Danny Swanson

St Johnstone win an indirect free-kick inside the box on the left after Joe Lewis is deemed to have picked up a pass-back. Liam Craig lays the ball off for Danny Swanson, who places the ball into the far corner.


Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

In a rare foray forward, St Johnstone press with Craig Thomson and his shot is kept out by Joe Lewis in the Aberdeen goal.

GOAL Falkirk 2-2 Queen of the South

Stephen Dobbie

Stephen Dobbie scores his second of the day to draw Queen of the South level away to Falkirk.