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Summary

  1. McGregor levels for Celtic at home to St Johnstone
  2. Rooney header makes it 4-3 to Dons against 10-man Thistle
  3. Late Crawford pen levels for Hamilton, who were 2-0 down
  4. Bowman & Moult for M'well after Lafferty scores for Hearts

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Let's hope for another thrilling day of Premiership action tomorrow, with two more games to come in Scotland's top flight.

Dundee host Hibs, with kick-off at 12:30 BST.

Meanwhile, Ross County host Rangers at 15:00.

Hope to see you then.

Canning delighted at fightback

FT: Kilmarnock 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning tells BBC Radio Scotland: "I thought, first half, we were the better team and we find ourselves 1-0 down.

"To have the fight to get back from 2-0 down is really pleasing.

"We wanted to be positive with our wing-backs and that was the case today.

"We can have a couple of days off then regroup for the Celtic game."

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Alan Minnock says "What a game looking forward to highlights" of Aberdeen's 4-3 win over Hamilton.

Celtic fan Andru Blakk: "Tommy Wright and St Johnstone deserve a lot of credit! Didn't see the game, but it illustrates the hard work and brilliant job Wright is doing."

Fraser Thorburn has a message for Scotland head coachGordon Strachan: "Callum McGregor. Good enough for Celtic's invincibles, but not so it appears for the useless Scotland team."

MacLean 'thought he was offside'

FT: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

There were question marks about St Johnstone's goal against Celtic, with early suggestions being that Steven MacLean had been offside.

Strangely, Celtic's Brendan Rodgers thought it was a fair goal, while Saints boss Tommy Wright reckons it should have been ruled out.

"It was onside, it's a clear goal," said Rodgers. "There's no issue there. Good finish, good composure."

But, although Celtic defender Anthony Ralston could have played the striker on, Wright revealed that MacLean himself thought he was offside.

"He told us at half time that he was only messing about putting it in the net, so lucky that it went in," he said.

"I thought it was offside, without a doubt, I couldn't see Ralston."

Steven MacLean celebrates his goal for St Johnstone against Celtic
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Steven MacLean scored for St Johnstone against Celtic

'There was a bit of fear towards the end'

Full-time: Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen

Partick Thistle are bottom of the Premiership table with four league defeats and manager Alan Archibald told BBC Radio Scotland: "We put a lot into the game. To score three goals against a good Aberdeen side, we should be taking something from it.

"There's real disappointment. I think there was a maybe a bit of fear towards the end of the game - I think that comes into it when you've not won a game - and we get a little bit deep.

"There was a lot of bad defending from both sides, but we put out an attacking line-up and we justified it with some good goals as well.

"There are positives there, but the negative is we've come away with nothing."

Meanwhile, Archibald thinks referee Bobby Madden will admit "he didn't have a great game", with the officials awarding Aberdeen a first-half penalty when Ryan Christie went down under Stuart Bannigan's challenge.

Alan Archibald
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'I've steadied ship' - Daly

FT: Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

Hearts interim head coach Jon Daly told BBC Radio Scotland: "I thought we could have played more football; when we did, I thought we were the better team.

"Motherwell are quite direct and they are good at what they do. We did the work on that and it's disappointing not to deal with it.

"It's frustrating. It will be a long two weeks now until the Aberdeen game.

"I've not spoken any more about the job. I think we've worked well with the players and you can't fault the players for their work-rate over these four games. You can ask questions about the decision making and the quality because we expect more on the ball.

"I think I've steadied the ship for four difficult away trips."

Interim head coach Jon Daly reads his notes in the Hearts dugout
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What can we read into the result in relation to Daly's future?

Robinson revels in Steelmen's win

FT: Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

Motherwell manager Steven Robinson told BBC Radio Scotland: "It shows the character within the squad.

"There's an inner belief that they are never going to be beaten and they keep going for 93-94 minutes.

"I thought we were the better team and we out-battled them.

"It's a brilliant finish for the winner. We're creating a lot of chances and we were solid defensively."

Stephen Robinson celebrates Motherwell's win
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Davidson on mend after lost teeth

FT: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

St Johnstone's Murray Davidson was taken to hospital after suffering a head knock in the first half against Celtic, but manager Tommy Wright thinks the midfielder is being discharged.

"He wasn't unconscious for the full six minutes," Wright told BBC Radio Scotland. "He regained consciousness when he left the pitch.

"He's got a sore head and he's lost one or two teeth. It's an unfortunate incident.

"We're just pleased that the medical team did very well to get him sorted and off the pitch."

Murray Davidson is stretchered off the field at Celtic Park
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Murray Davidson was stretchered off the field at Celtic Park

McCullochs laments home record

FT: Kilmarnock 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock manager Lee McCulloch talking to BBC Radio Scotland: "It's two points dropped.

"Again, individual errors have cost us goals. If you go 2-0 up in any game, you're supposed to show a bit of game management.

"I thought after we scored the second goal we panicked for some reason. I don't know why.

"The home record is atrocious for the last seven years, I don't know why."

Wright happy to hold on

FT: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland: "It was a great performance.

"We came to try to press them when we can. The goal came from us pressing them high up and not letting them start from the back all the time.

"We had a great chance to make it 2-0 and I thought we kept the ball better than we have in the past here. We defended well.

"The goal was maybe a wee bit fortuitous in how it breaks to Celtic, but it’s a great finish. At that stage, you’re thinking, please just let us hold on."

'Nobody was settling for a point' - McInnes

FT: Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes told BBC Radio Scotland:"We went with what we felt was a really attacking team and we asked the players to take responsibility and get on the ball - and they did exactly that.

"The trade-off with that team today was we were a bit small, so we knew set-plays would be a concern for us and we lost two goals from set-plays.

"Part of what we've always had at Aberdeen, even though there were new players there, nobody was settling for a point, it was all about trying to win the game and I'm absolutely delighted with the responsibility the players took."

McInnes was delighted that Adam Rooney came off the bench to score the winner.

"I'm pleased for Adam," he said. "He's had to watch others play ahead of him while working his way back from injury."

Derek McInnes
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Derek McInnes was thrilled by Adam Rooney's influence off the bench

'Travelling had effect on us' - Rodgers

FT: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers thinks the midweek Champions League trip to face Astana in Kazakhstan took its toll on his players in their 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.

"We were a bit slow in our game in the first half," he told BBC Radio Scotland. "It was clearly the travelling having an effect on us in terms of our energy and speed.

"We conceded the goal, which is my responsibility. I ask the players to play and take the ball under pressure.

"Ninety-nine per cent of the time they work their way out of the pressure.

"The reaction from half-time was amazing. It just felt like a matter of time, but credit to St Johnstone for the way they defended and made saves.

"Okay, we always plan to win, but if you can’t, you’re looking for desire and reaction from your team, which was amazing."

Callum McGregor (left) celebrates his equaliser for Celtic against St Johnstone
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Callum McGregor (left) scored the equaliser for Celtic against St Johnstone

'Celtic's energy remarkable'

FT: Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

Steven Thompson

Former Scotland striker on BBC Sportsound

I think a draw is just about right. St Johnstone will be delighted to come away with a point after withstanding incredible pressure. Celtic's energy levels in the second half were remarkable

Pars take over at top

In the Championship, Dunfermline take over at the top after their 4-0 thumping of Dumbarton.

They are now one point ahead of Queen of the South, St Mirren and Dundee United, who suffered a 3-0 drubbing of their own in Paisley.

Last season's runners-up, Falkirk, are equal bottom with Brechin City with only one point from four games. Worrying times for Peter Houston after their 4-1 defeat at home to Queens.

Inverness Caley Thistle's worries were eased by their 4-0 win away to Brechin.

Alex Cooper celebrates scoring for Caley Thistle
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Alex Cooper scored in Caley Thistle's win away to Brechin

Well placed

Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

Martin Dowden

BBC Sport Scotland at Fir Park

A fabulous result for Motherwell after falling behind to Kyle Lafferty's opener. They looked dangerous going forward and restricted Hearts threat up the pitch.

The squad looks strong at this stage, with Louis Moult again a stand-out with a superb winner.

For Hearts, they might have expected more after going ahead, particularly given their recent defensive strength.

It's a disappointing result, but all focus now turns to the appointment of a new head coach.

Louis Moult scored the winning goal for Motherwell
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Motherwell hit back from 1-0 down, with Louis Moult scoring the winner

Dons hit the front

Adam Rooney's late winner at Firhill means Aberdeen go top of the Premiership.

Celtic and St Johnstone are now two points behind after their draw in Glasgow.

But the champions were given a fright by the last Scottish side to beat them before extending their unbeaten domestic run to 53 games.

Thistle's defeat to the Dons means Alan Archibald's side are bottom of the table without a point along with Dundee, who host Hibernian tomorrow.

Adam Rooney (centre) celebrates his winning goal against Partick Thistle
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Adam Rooney (centre) scored Aberdeen's winning goal against Partick Thistle

FULL-TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP

Brechin City 0-4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Dumbarton 0-4 Dunfermline Athletic

Falkirk 1-4 Queen of the South

Greenock Morton 0-1 Livingston

St Mirren 3-0 Dundee United

LEAGUE ONE

Airdrieonians 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Ayr United 1-2 Arbroath

East Fife 0-5 Raith Rovers

Forfar Athletic 0-2 Albion Rovers

Queen's Park 2-2 Stranraer

LEAGUE TWO

Annan Athletic 0-1 Montrose

Clyde 1-1 Stenhousemuir

Cowdenbeath 0-1 Berwick Rangers

Edinburgh City 0-3 Elgin City

Peterhead 2-4 Stirling Albion

FULL-TIME Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

Celtic preserve their long unbeaten run thanks to substitute Callum McGregor's 79th-minute equaliser.

Saints had chances to extend their lead before that moment, but the reigning champions will also be ruing the opportunities they had to win the game in the closing minutes.

Callum McGregor found a late leveller for the champions
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McGregor found a leveller for the champions as Celtic surged forward for the final 30 minutes

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

The champions hit the crossbar again, with defender Mikael Lustig going close.

Jonny Hayes then gets a sight of goal, but he can't beat Saints goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

FULL-TIME Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen

It certainly was Firhill for thrills as Aberdeen edged a ding-dong battle thanks to Adam Rooney's late header.

While the Dons look to be heading to the top of the table, Thistle are left without a point despite their spirited display.

Tomas Cerny cannot keep out Adam Rooney's winning header for the Dons
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Tomas Cerny cannot keep out Adam Rooney's winning header for the Dons

FULL-TIME Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

Motherwell come from behind to beat Hearts thanks to a goal from Louis Moult.

Not the result Jon Daly was wanting as the interim head coach tries to push his case to get the job permanently.

FULL-TIME Kilmarnock 2-2 Hamilton Academical

Kilmarnock get their first Scottish Premiership point of the season, but they will be kicking themselves that they did not get all three.

Two up against Hamilton, the Ayrshire side could not protect their lead and Accies go three games unbeaten.

Ali Crawford holds his nerve to slam home a late penalty to grab a share of the points
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Ali Crawford holds his nerve to slam home a late penalty to grab a share of the points

RED CARD

Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen

With stoppage time almost up, Thistle goalscorer Niall Keown is shown a second yellow card.

GOAL Dumbarton 0-4 Dunfermline Athletic

Andy Ryan

Andy Ryan fires the Pars further ahead as the Fifers head to the top of the Championship.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

Scott Sinclair's shot strikes the underside of the crossbar and bounces clear as Celtic go so close to finding a winner.

The home side are piling on the pressure.

GOAL Dumbarton 0-3 Dunfermline Athletic

Nicky Clark

Nicky Clark comes off the bench to secure Dunfermline's victory.

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-2 Hamilton Accies

Ali Crawford, penalty

Greg Docherty goes down in the box following Steven Smith's challenge and Hamilton have a penalty.

Ali Crawford takes it and brings his side level.

GOAL Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen

Adam Rooney

Surely...surely, that settles this incredible game. Yet again, Ryan Christie is the architect for Aberdeen and it's Adam Rooney, back from injury, who nods home the loanee's lovely, curling cross. Is there more to come?

GOAL Celtic 1-1 St Johnstone

Callum McGregor

Celtic's pressure eventually pays off. The ball breaks to McGregor just inside the area and the midfielder drives a fierce low shot into the right-hand corner of the net.

Is that enough to preserve that long domestic unbeaten run for Brendan Rodgers' side?

Are you not entertained?

Partick Thistle 3-3 Aberdeen

There have been six goals at Firhill, but the football on show clearly isn't keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.

Partick Thistle supporter
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A Partick Thistle fan dozes at Firhill

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone

St Johnstone are defending stoutly and goalkeeper Alan Mannus is proving a reliable last line of defence, stopping Leigh Griffith's effort and then Scott Sinclair's in quick succession.

Could Brendan Rodgers' side be about to lose to Scottish opposition for the first time?

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers complains to the fourth official
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is not looking too happy

Moult doing Well

Motherwell 2-1 Hearts

Louis Moult celebrates for Motherwell against Hearts
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Louis Moult's goal still has Motherwell 2-1 up against Hearts but should he have had another?

Escape for MacLean

Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone

Steven MacLean seems to catch Kieran Tierney in the face with a punch, but the St Johnstone striker is only booked by referee Willie Collum.

GOAL St Mirren 3-0 Dundee United

Ian McShane

Ian McShane fires the Buddies into a three-goal lead.

Anyone who thought United were going to walk away with the Championship title will be thinking again.

Ian McShane adds to the home side's lead
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Ian McShane adds to the home side's lead against the pre-season favourites for the title

CLOSE!

Partick Thistle 3-3 Aberdeen

Ryan Christie tests Tomas Cerny again from the edge of the box with a low deflected shot.

The Thistle goalkeeper palms it round the post and his defenders clear from the resultant corner.

PENALTY APPEAL

Celtic 0-1 St Johnstone

Tom Rogic's shot is blocked by Richard Foster's diving challenge, with the home fans loudly claiming that it hit the St Johnstone player's arm

CLOSE!

Partick Thistle 3-3 Aberdeen

A teasing Dons corner bounces across the six-yard line.

Anthony O'Connor can't reach it - nor can Greg Stewart. It remains all-square at Firhill.

Will there be a winner?

Partick Thistle 3-3 Aberdeen

GOAL Kilmarnock 2-1 Hamilton Accies

Giannis Skondras

Giannis Skondras gives Hamilton hope with a fine goal.

Scott McMann's cross from the left is inviting and Skondras applies the necessary power and direction to find the net with his left boot.