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  1. FT: Hearts 0-0 v Hibs - Shaw goal disallowed for Hibs
  2. FT: Rangers 2-0 Motherwell (Wilson, Morelos)
  3. FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle (Rooney)
  4. FT: Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone (Schalk pen; Johnstone)
  5. Hamilton v Kilmarnock postponed - frozen pitch

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By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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Plenty of talking points following another pulsating night of Scottish Premiership action.

Supporters of Hamilton and Kilmarnock were left cooling their heels after a late postponement.


Thanks for your company tonight. Highlights of all tonight's games and THAT decision at Tynecastle will be available at our website later. Cheers.

Dons win 'as good as any at home this season'

FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland: "An early goal could have changed the dynamic of the game but I thought Partick were set up really well; they had a game plan to nullify us.

"At half-time we told the players not to get frustrated. Conditions were really difficult, the wind was playing havoc all night and the pitch was a bit slippy. But we tried to change things tactically and get Ryan Christie and Graeme Shinnie making those runs forward.

"The goal was fantastic. Ryan was bright as a button and showed real quality to lay it on a plate for Adam.

"It's as good as any three points we have had here this season. The conditions were horrible but the players have got the reward for a lot of hard work. It wasn't slick like the Hibs game, but it is still three points and I am really pleased with the clean sheet."

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes: "The goal was fantastic"

Jack in a brace and a doubt for Old Firm game

FT: Rangers 2-0 Motherwell

Rangers manager Graeme Murty: "There were parts I liked and parts that really irritated me. We can be better if we learn the lessons from this one.

"We had a couple of clearcut opportunities where we could have been more clinical, but centre-forwards keep getting in the right area.

"It’s a work in progress, we’re moving towards where we want to be, but wins at this stage of the season push us on.

"[Jack’s injury] looked awful, but we need to be calm and let our medical staff assess him. He’s in a brace at the moment and we’ll look at him tomorrow. You’d have to say he is [a doubt for Saturday against Celtic]."

Rangers boss Graeme Murty
Grame Murty says his Rangers side are "a work in progress"

Controversial penalty decision in Dingwall

FT: Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

Tommy Wright talking to BBC Radio Scotland: "We only have ourselves, probably, to blame. I did think we played well. Probably didn't work their keeper enough. We got into as many good opportunities as they did but they made more of them and worked our keeper more than we did.

"I think the penalty decision, and I've seen it back, I don’t see how he can be 100% that it’s inside the box. Chris Millar shouldn’t go to ground, he knows that, and he probably makes it easier for the referee. But the view he has of it. Chris’ feet & body never go inside the box so I don’t know how he can possibly have touched the player in there if his body and feet stay outside the box.

"It’s a good point. I always feel if you come away with something here it’s always a good point. I thought we played well. I thought it was a cracking game and both teams tried to win the game and were still trying to win the game at the end."

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright
"It’s a good point" - Tommy Wright

'We should've won the game' - Coyle

FT: Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

Ross County manager Owen Coyle: "The performances haven't been bad but it was a horrendous start. A minute into the game, a throw-in down the side and we've been caught cold - that's not acceptable. From that, I think we huffed and puffed a bit. We were a shadow of ourselves in the first half; but second half we were outstanding and should've won the game. I think St Johnstone will feel very lucky to leave with a point."

Ross County boss Owen Coyle
Owen Coyle: "We were outstanding in the second half"

'Maybe we got a wee break' - Levein

FT: Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Hears manager Craig Levein: "It wasn't one for the purists was it? There wasn't an awful lot happened in the game but there was plenty of effort from both teams. I thought that Hibs edged the first half - and I believe that the chance they had when they hit the bar was over the line - and we maybe got a wee break there.

Hearts manager Craig Levein
Craig Levein: "I thought we were the better side in the second half"

"But in the second half I thought we were the better side and Kyle [Lafferty] has missed a fantastic chance inside the six-yard box that he'd normally put away.

"And that was about the sum of the goal attempts, there wasn't an awful lot more than that. There are a lot of positives to take from the game. It was a typical blood and thunder derby."

'Catastrophic error by officials'

FT: Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland at Tynecastle

"I agree completely with Neil Lennon in terms of the goal. It was a goal and a catastrophic error by the officials and it's changed the game completely.

"If Hibs go 1-0 up there then it's a different game. It's a mistake that shouldn't be made. He has every right to be incandescent with rage, I think any one of us would be in his position.

"They did battle, so did Hearts. Hearts are programmed to battle and that's why they're keeping a load of clean sheets and why they're not losing games - no defeat in eight.

Oli Shaw's effort is disallowed in the Edinburgh derby
Oli Shaw's effort was ruled out by the officials at Tynecastle

"They can play that game of football all day and all night long. Hibs were forcing the issue and trying to play but they just weren't good enough, on the night, on this pitch, to break down what is becoming a very resolute Hearts defence."

'It was a goal' - Lennon

FT: Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon: "It's a goal, it should've been given. That's really poor. We can all see it where we're sitting, and the linesman, who gave every offside in the first half, didn't see the most important call and that's poor, that's really poor.

"[Referee] Steven McLean had a chat with me afterwards because I was incandescent with rage. The way the ball comes down, it's got to be a goal. It doesn't bounce straight down, it spins back out. Everyone can see it's a goal.

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon described the decision to disallow Oli Shaw's goal as "really poor"

"It's another huge call. It's getting embarrassing, and I think we've got good officials in this country, but it just makes a mockery of the game sometimes here.

"Goals change games, especially in derbies. You get the first goal in a derby, 70-80% of the time you're going to go on and win it.

"We should have three points instead of one - that might cost us as the season goes on.

"It's a gluepot of a pitch, it's impossible to play football, we saw what happened to Celtic when they tried. We came here to be hard to beat. I don't think my goalkeeper had a save to make, defensively we were superb. There was a lot of talk about what was going to happen to us coming into the game but we were by far the better team."

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FULL-TIME Rangers 2-0 Motherwell

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Rangers 2-0 Motherwell

Three minutes of added time at Ibrox.

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FULL-TIME Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon salutes the away supporters inside Tynecastle, before exchanging a view words with the fans on the Oli Shaw effort wrongly ruled out. A rueful shake of the head from manager and supporters alike.

FULL-TIME Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Willie Miller

Former Aberdeen defender on BBC Sportsound

The second half was much better for the Dons and over the 90 minutes, they were well worth their victory. Thistle had no chances whatsoever in the second half, they were barely up the park and I don't think they can have any complaints.

FULL-TIME Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone


Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Hearts are roaring for a penalty for a handball in the box by Lewis Stevenson but referee Steven McLean is having none of it.

The Jambos are up in arms!

Hearts press for winner

Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Jamie Walker slaloms past a couple of Hibernian challenges before the visiting defence bring a promising run to a halt.

Five minutes of added time at Tynecastle.

Hibs spurn chance

Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Hibernian substitute Simon Murray spurns the chance to be the hero as he curls an effort high over Jon McLaughlin's bar.

Are we destined to see the Edinburgh derby end goalless?

GOAL Rangers 2-0 Motherwell

Alfredo Morelos

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos converts from inside the penalty area, after beating the offside trap on his way through on goal. Done and dusted for Graeme Murty's troops?

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Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

An acrobatic effort from Thistle keeper Tomas Cerny, as he launches himself to his right to push away a Greg Stewart effort destined for the top corner.


Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

Keillor-Dunn cuts inside and tries to curl one into the top corner. It goes just wide of the post. Ross County are hungry for all three points in Dingwall.


Rangers 1-0 Motherwell

Alfredo Morelos hits a low, hard shot that draws a save from Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson


Hibernian 0-0 Hearts

Hibs come within a whisker of breaking the deadlock as Paul Hanlon rises to head at goal but the slightest of touches from Hearts keeper Jon McLaughlin feathers the ball away from the Hibs defender.


Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

A treble chance for Ross County to grab the winner. Substitute Keillor-Dunn does well to get into the St Johnstone box and set up Jason Naismith, whose shot is saved well by Zander Clark. First to react was Alex Schalk, who managed to turn and send the ball across goal and off the far post.

Then, there's more, after coming off the post the ball was presented to Billy McKay. McKay lined up a shot which went straight at keeper Clark. Unbelievably it stayed out and the scoreline remains 1-1.

Derby stakes

Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Thirteen minutes plus added time remaining at Tynecastle. Will we witness a winner in the Edinburgh derby? "This game's on a knife-edge," booms BBC Sportsound pundit Michael Stewart.

Hibs shuffle pack

Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Neil Lennon rolls the Hibs dice once again: Martin Boyle is withdrawn and the speedster Brandon Barker scampers on at a healthy pace.


Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Martin Boyle crumples to the turf following an aerial challenge by Jamie Walker. Oli Shaw trots off and is replaced by Simon Murray, who is a dead ringer for Vince Cleaver of Grange Hill fame...

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Schalk attack!

Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

Alex Schalk fakes to shoot on his right foot before turning and firing a shot across goal and just past the far post. This could go either way.


Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Another Hibernian chance, guess who for? Yes, it's that man Martin Boyle again as he rifles a shot just wide of goal.

"Martin Boyle's technique has improved dramatically," purrs BBC Sportsound pundit Michael Stewart.

GOAL Rangers 1-0 Motherwell

Danny Wilson

The ball lands at the feet of Danny Wilson inside the penalty area from a corner kick and he finishes crisply from a tight angle for a goal on his birthday

Rangers 0-0 Motherwell

It remains goalless at Ibrox with neither side able, so far, to produce that wee piece of magic in front of goal.


Ross County 1-1 St Johnstone

Denny Johnstone finds himself free inside the box but a heavy first touch allows Scott Fox to get out quickly and block. David Wotherspoon's shot on the rebound is then met by a wall of County defenders.

GOAL Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Adam Rooney

Breakthrough at Pittodrie. The ball bounces kindly to Ryan Christie on the edge of the box but he cleverly flicks it on for himself and got to the right byline, before threading it across goal where Adam Rooney can't miss.


Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

How on earth is this Edinburgh derby still goalless? Martin Boyle, who will endure a sleepless night if the visitors don't score at Tynecastle, fires in a 30-yard howitzer that whistles narrowly over the bar as a worried-looking Jon McLaughlin leaps high into the Edinburgh night sky.


Hearts 0-0 Hibernian

Isma Goncalves and Marvin Bartley grapple furiously on the edge of the Hibs box. Goncalves kicks the ball up into the arm of Bartley, and Hearts scream for a penalty. Referee Steven McLean waves play-on, before Jamie Walker commits a foul and Hibs clear.

Moult from the blue

Rangers 0-0 Motherwell

Motherwell striker Louis Moult will be leaving for Preston in a matter of days, but he joined the club's fans in the away end at Ibrox.

Motherwell striker Louis Moult
Motherwell striker Louis Moult in with the fans at Ibrox

Cerny at the ready

Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle's defenders leave a high bouncing ball for Tomas Cerny to deal with. The goalkeeper flaps at it and then falls to the ground as if in agony. It looked a bit overly dramatic, and sure enough Cerny is back on his feet after some treatment.

A snow shower now swirling around Pittodrie.