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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
  2. O'Connor & Storey with Dons' goals
  3. Hamilton's Tomas dismissed after two bookings
  4. FT: Motherwell 1-2 Rangers
  5. Dorrans with double for Rangers: Heneghan for hosts

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

That's all from me.

Thank you for joining us for today's Scottish Premiership coverage.

Tune in to Sportscene on BBC Two Scotland from 18:00 BST to watch the weekend Premiership goals.

Hamilton kept fighting - Canning

FT: Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton Academical

Hamilton manager Martin Canning: "We lose a poor goal from a set piece.

"Second half, we started it well. We continued to fight.

"[Sent off Xavier Tomas will] have better games for us. He's an experienced player.

"I'm proud of the boys today. Our fitness was excellent, even with 10 men."

Martin Canning
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Miles Storey scores
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Miles Storey scored Aberdeen's second in a 2-0 win over Hamilton Academical

Dons good value for win - McInnes

FT: Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton Academical

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes: "They deserve so much credit for getting themselves game ready for that today.

"We all know what Hamilton are, at the very least they give you a real competitive game, they get after you and make the game quick. We needed to be ready for that and I thought we were at the start of the game.

"We scored a good goal and we passed up a few opportunities. Some of the play was really good, some of it not so good, we were a bit sloppy and over-indulgent at times, but 1-0 was a fair reflection at half-time and I thought we were good for another goal – although it didn't come until later in the game.

"I think what's clear, you can see when we're hot we're going to be really hot but I'd still like us to be a bit more mindful of doing the basics right, getting that element of control."

Derek McInnes
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Intriguing cup ties

There's also a Dundee derby on Wednesday with Dundee hosting Dundee United.

On Tuesday, League Cup holders Celtic welcome Kilmarnock, Livingston visit Falkirk, Hibernian take on Ayr United and Partick Thistle travel to face St Johnstone.

League Cup up next

All four of the Scottish Premiership teams that played today will be in Scottish League Cup action this midweek.

It's a quick rematch for Hamilton Academical and Aberdeen, who meet at New Douglas Park on Wednesday evening.

Also that night, Rangers host Dunfermline Athletic and Motherwell visit Ross County.

Six winners on opening weekend

That result in Aberdeen means there were no draws in the opening round of Scottish Premiership fixtures.

The Dons join Celtic, Hibernian, Ross County, St Johnstone and Rangers in winning their opening fixture.

Hearts, Partick Thistle, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Hamilton Academical will hope to get off the mark next weekend.

Defending champions Celtic, with the biggest Premiership win of the weekend, start the season as they finished last term - top.

FULL-TIME

Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton Academical

The three points stay at Pittodrie.

Last season's Premiership runners-up found Hamilton an awkward opponent but got the goals they needed.

The visitors finished with 10 men but did play better in the second half than they had in the first.

GOAL Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton Academical

Miles Storey

That should be that at Pittodrie.

Miles Storey receives Graeme Shinnie's pass, cuts in from the left and bends a shot into the far corner. Fine strike.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Miles Storey replaces Nicky Maynard in Aberdeen's final substitution.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Greg Tansey fires wide of the Hamilton goal.

Caixinha wants more of the same

FT: Motherwell 1-2 Rangers

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha was happy to start the Premiership season with a win at Fir Park and reckons it could have been more comfortable.

He told the Rangers website: “We just need 37 more [wins], it’s just the way it is and the way we need to understand.

"The most important thing was to have a good start and for us to have a good start was of course winning the match.

“I think on the overall of the game we could be talking about a different result if we had been a little bit more efficient in the last third with the chances we created."

Pedro Caixinha
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Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Greg Stewart takes over from Ryan Christie in Aberdeen's latest change.

Xavier Tomas is sent off
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Hamilton defender Xavier Tomas (far right) was sent off for two bookings at Pittodrie

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Hamilton's Louis Longridge has come on for Rakish Bingham.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Almost straight away Aberdeen are through on goal.

Nicky Maynard rounds goalkeeper Gary Woods and tries to pass the ball into the net but substitute Massimo Donati clears off the line.

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Now it is Joe Lewis' turn to save his team.

The goalkeeper reacts quickly after Dougie Imrie tries to force the ball towards the Aberdeen goal from a loose header.

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Gary Woods comes to Hamilton's rescue again to deny Scott Wright.

The ball runs loose to Graeme Shinnie, whose shot is wide of the right-hand post.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Massimo Donati replaces Giannis Skondras for Hamilton.

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Gary Woods does well to keep out Shay Logan's volley for Aberdeen.

RED CARD

Hamilton Academical 1-0 Aberdeen

Xavier Tomas pulls back Ryan Christie and receives a second booking, which means a red card for the Hamilton defender.

Both sides make changes

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

A change apiece for each side, as Aberdeen replace veteran Kari Arnason with Mark Reynolds at the back, and Accies introduce former Hearts and Rangers attacker David Templeton for Steven Boyd.

Motherwell 'should have got more' from Rangers game

FT: Motherwell 1-2 Rangers

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson was left frustrated by his team's inability to take the chances that might have brought at least a point, after their 2-1 defeat by Rangers earlier.

“We created a lot of chances and if you don’t take them against teams like Rangers, then you are not going to win football matches," he told Radio Scotland.

“We had a lot of new players, it was the first game of the season, a big crowd, live on TV, and it looked like there were a bit of nerves early on.

"But once we settled into the game after 15 or 20 minutes, I thought we dominated large parts of it. We took the game to Rangers, put balls into the box and had lots of chances.

“Those Ryan Bowman and Alex Fisher chances have to go in if you are going to win against top teams. That is the disappointment for us but there were a lot of positives to take out of it.

“We made it difficult for them today but I am not happy with just making it difficult for them and still losing the game, and giving the boys a pat on the head. I am frustrated because I know we should have got a lot more out of the game.”

Stephen Robinson
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Robinson saw his side miss a series of good chances against Rangers

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Giannis Skondras and Scott Wright square up and grapple after a challenge that takes them into the Hamilton technical area. It all calms down pretty quickly.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Aberdeen not having it all their own way in the second half.

Hamilton are seeing more of the ball but have yet to turn that possession into chances.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Darian MacKinnon gets in an important tackle as Graeme Shinnie tries to force his way towards goal in the Hamilton box.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Rakish Bingham cuts a lonely figure as he chases a long ball forward for Hamilton.

Aberdeen and Hamilton players
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Ryan Christie (far left) impressed for Aberdeen in the first half

KICK-OFF

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

The match at Pittodrie resumes.

You can watch highlights of all of the weekend Scottish Premiership matches on Sportscene on BBC Two Scotland from 18:00 BST.

Celtic unfurled the Scottish Premiership flag before yesterday's match against Hearts - watch below.

Watch: Celtic unfurl Scottish Premiership flag
Anthony O'Connor scores
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Anthony O'Connor (far right) nodded Aberdeen ahead on 26 minutes

HALF-TIME

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Aberdeen ahead at the break. They were very comfortable until very late in the half when Hamilton had their first real effort at goal.

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Best chance of the game so far for Hamilton.

Greg Docherty's snap-shot from the edge of the box is brilliantly tipped over by Joe Lewis.

Dons on top

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Aberdeen have bossed the first half. Hamilton will welcome half-time and the chance to regroup.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

That should have been a second for Aberdeen.

Nicky Maynard's shot is saved by Gary Woods and lands in front of Ryan Christie but he catches his shot awkwardly and the ball hits the bar on its way out.

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

A delightful pass by Ryan Christie sets Scott Wright away on the left but his cross is cleared by the Hamilton defence.

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Scott Wright drives at the Hamilton defence, cuts inside and tests goalkeeper Gary Woods.

Ali Crawford and Greg Tansey
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Ali Crawford and Greg Tansey joust during the first half

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton Academical

Ryan Christie latches on to Hamilton goalkeeper Gary Woods' terrible clearance and tries to chip the goalkeeper but it is just too high.