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Live Reporting

Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

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    Highlights of today's Premiership games will be available on our website from 6pm tomorrow. We're back tomorrow afternoon for the small matter of the Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle.

    Thanks for your company, hope you can join us then. Cheers.

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    So, Celtic hit Dundee United with six of the best on the day Fergus McCann returned to Celtic Park to unfurl the championship flag.

    That heavy defeat for United saw them vacate top spot in the table as John Hughes's Inverness scaled the summit.

    Kilmarnock and Hamilton Accies both recorded wins while Dundee fought back to draw with Partick Thistle.

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    Hamilton boss Alex Neil

    "I always thought the boys would do well in the top flight. We've got a lot of good technical players, who move the ball really well

    "I always believed we'd do well when we got into this league. Certainly, in the last two games, we've shown that."

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    Motherwell boss Stuart McCall

    "It was a poor, poor performance from us. We didn't have an opportunity on goal and it's a very disappointing day for us. We're not anywhere near the level of last year.

    "It's all about hard work."

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    Rose leaving Motherwell heading for A9: "Magnificent performance from Caley Thistle today. Beautiful passing game and well deserve to be top of the league."

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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "A thoroughly deserved win for John Hughes's men, who were in control from start to finish and treated their fans to two fantastic finishes.

    "Motherwell were as limp as the corner flags at a soggy Fir Park, with no creative spark and, perhaps more worryingly, no drive or direction."


    League Two

    Annan Athletic 0-1 Queen's Park

    Arbroath 1-0 Albion

    East Fife 2-3 Berwick

    East Stirling 2-1 Elgin


    League One

    Airdrieonians 0-2 Peterhead

    Brechin 1-0 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar 2-0 Dunfermline

    Morton 4-0 Stranraer

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    Inverness CT boss John Hughes on going top of the Premiership

    "We just take it as it comes and it was important to come here and put a show on. We were outstanding in the first half.

    "We knew Motherwell would be a different animal in the second half and all credit to them. It was a cracking second goal from Aaron Doran."



    Alloa 0-1 Raith Rovers

    Dumbarton 0-4 Queen of the South

    Livingston 2-1 Cowdenbeath


    Ross County 1-2 Kilmarnock


    Dundee 1-1 Partick


    Motherwell 0-2 Inverness CT


    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone

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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "The home fans are streaming for the exits to the taunts from the small pocket of Inverness fans as Aaron Doran is given far too much room on the left edge of the penalty area and plants a great strike into the opposite corner of the net."


    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone

    It's all happening at New Douglas Park. The ball pinballs around the hosts' penalty area and there's a claim for a penalty after Jesus Garcia Tena appears to use an arm but no spot-kick is awarded.

  17. GOAL

    Motherwell 0-2 Inverness CT (Doran)

    Inverness will be heading back up the A9 with three points on the coach as Aaron Doran arrows a superb second goal to seal victory.

  18. CLOSE!

    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone

    Andy Ryan comes very close to doubling Hamilton's lead, his fierce shot whistling wide.

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    After that goal for County, Michael Ngoo had the chance to make the points secure for Kilmarnock, but for the second time this afternoon he shoots against goalkeeper Antonio Reguero's legs.

  20. GOAL

    Ross County 1-2 Kilmarnock (Boyce)

    Liam Boyce pulls a goal back for Ross County at home to Killie as he heads into the net. Can the Staggies find another for their first point of the season?

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    Tope Of The Pops

    Tope Obadeyi doubled Kilmarnock's lead in Dingwall with a bullet header. Are Kilmarnock poised to secure maximum points in Dingwall?

    Tope Obadeyi celebrates with his teammates after putting his side 2-0 to the good
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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    Motherwell are having their best spell, which isn't really saying much. The home side are yet to test Caley Thistle keeper Dean Brill but there is more aggression on show and Caley Thistle are no longer having it all their own way as we approach the final 15 minutes.

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    BBC Radio Scotland commentator Scott Davie

    "Ross County have six new players on the field today and it looks as though they are still getting to know one another. Kilmarnock have been in control from 30 minutes on."

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    Motherwell significantly improved from the first half - playing with more fight and asking questions of their opponents - but unable to find the breakthrough.


    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone

    Hamilton defender Martin Canning almost gifts St Johnstone an equaliser when his attempted clearance loops on to the top of the crossbar.

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    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Dens Park

    "It's all kicked off here! Thistle defender Danny Seaborne brought down James McPake in the box for a penalty...but in the fall-out, Thistle keeper Scott Fox appeared to make contact with Paul McGowan and is sent-off by referee Craig Charleston. Paul Gallacher is now in goals and saves Gary Harkins's penalty with his trailing leg! Madness!"


    Paul Gallacher saves Gary Harkins's penalty; it's all happening at Dens Park...


    Dundee have a penalty

    And Partick Thistle keeper Scott Fox has been sent off! Gallacher comes on for Lawless.

  29. GOAL

    Ross County 0-2 Kilmarnock (Obadeyi)

    Tope Obadeyi takes advantage of poor County defending to double Kilmarnock's lead with a well-taken header.

  30. GOAL

    Dundee 1-1 Partick (Wighton)

    Substitute Craig Wighton restores parity at Dens Park with a flashing drive to draw the hosts level. Jim McAlister burrowed through a few challenges on the edge of the box and Dundee-born Wighton kept his cool to roll the ball past on-rushing Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox.

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    Motherwell are struggling to make an impact, with Shinnie again proving the architect - Inverness look comfortable in possession and good for their lead.

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    The visitors are on the ascendancy at Fir Park, as Shinnie skews a shot just wide. Motherwell really need to up the tempo, here.

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    At Victoria Park in Dingwall, Ross County's Jake Jervis is denied the opening goal by a great saving tackle by Kilmarnock's 21-year-old full-back Ross Barbour inside the six-yard box.

    Killie keeper Craig Samson played the ball straight to County's Melvin De Leeuw and he drew his marker before sliding the ball to Jervis who only had to tap the ball into the net - but Barbour was there to keep the Killie goal intact.

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    Thistle Do Nicely

    Partick Thistle lead in Dundee, courtesy of Gary Fraser's early strike. Can the hosts respond?

    Partick Thistle star Gary Fraser (left) celebrates his early opening goal
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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    The Motherwell fans have been very quiet so far but news of Henrik Ojamaa's introduction has lifted spirits. Will we see some rootin-tootin, sharp-shootin' celebrations from the Estonian, who is back on loan?

  36. KICK-OFF

    More goals in the second half please, and plenty of them!


    League Two

    Annan Athletic 0-1 Queen's Park

    Arbroath 0-0 Albion

    East Fife 0-2 Berwick

    East Stirling 1-0 Elgin



    Alloa 0-1 Raith Rovers

    Dumbarton 0-1 Queen of the South

    Livingston 0-0 Cowdenbeath

    League One

    Airdrieonians 0-0 Peterhead

    Brechin 1-0 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar 0-0 Dunfermline

    Morton 3-0 Stranraer

    Stirling 0-1 Ayr


    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone


    Dundee 0-1 Partick


    Motherwell 0-1 Inverness CT


    Ross County 0-1 Kilmarnock

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    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Dens Park

    "Frustration is growing on and off the pitch at Dens Park.

    "On it, home midfielder Paul McGowan just got nutmegged by Jags right-back Stephen O'Donnell and the former St Mirren man was not happy!

    "Off it, the Dark Blues fans are able to count on one finger the amount of clear chances they've created. I hear 'boos'."

  44. GOAL

    Motherwell 0-1 Inverness CT (Tansey 44mins)

    It's been coming. Inverness continue to pop passes around and the ball falls to Greg Tansey, who arrows a wonderful low strike into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

  45. GOAL

    Ross County 0-1 Kilmarnock (Magennis 40mins)

    County keeper Antonio Reguero flaps at a cross like a man trying to trap a leaping salmon with a pair of oven gloves and Josh Magennis says "thank you very much" to give the visitors the lead.

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    At Victoria Park in Dingwall, Ross County's Jake Jervis is denied the opening goal by a great saving tackle by Kilmarnock's 21-year-old full-back Ross Barbour inside the six-yard box.

    Killie keeper Craig Samson played the ball straight to County's Melvin De Leeuw and he drew his marker before sliding the ball to Jervis who only had to tap the ball into the net - but Barbour was there to keep the Killie goal intact.

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    BBC Scotland's Jim Spence

    "It's a lively game, end to end, but Dundee struggling to get the ball to their front men and Partick Thistle are looking comfortable."

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    Inverness keep finding gaps in the Motherwell defence as Dan Twardzik gets behind a thumping Marley Watkins shot. The midfielder then works a clever pass across goal to Ryan Christie, who looks sure to score before David Ferguson arrives with a wonderful sliding challenge.


    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus prevents a second Accies goal with a stunning block to deny Ali Crawford.

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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "Inverness are the more assured side as they zip passes across the damp surface, with Danny Williams and Ryan Christie buzzing with dangerous intent behind lone striker Billy McKay. Motherwell keeper Dan Twardzik had to look smart to beat away a shot from Greg Tansey and McKay wasn't far away when the ball was worked back into the danger area."

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    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Dens Park

    "There's been a first-half injury blow for Partick Thistle who have had to replace left-back Jordan McMillan with substitute Dale Keenan.

    "It's not affected their flow though, as Stuart Bannigan comes close to making it 2-0 - only a great save by the feet of Kyle Letheren keeps Thistle's lead to one goal.

    "Dundee are struggling to create, Peter MacDonald going closest with a free-kick."

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    Andrew, Richhill: "Hamilton certainly aren't showing an signs of nerves or inexperience at SPL level are they? New Douglas Park is rocking!"

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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "Dean Brill owes team-mate Gary Warren a pint for saving his blushes. The Inverness keeper takes a heavy touch dealing with a back-pass outside the penalty box and Lionel Ainsworth takes aim with a looping first-time effort which is dipping in under the crossbar before the big defender gets back not nod it away."

  54. GOAL

    Hamilton 1-0 St Johnstone (MacKinnon)

    Mikael Antoine-Curier cuts the ball across for Darian MacKinnon, who fires the Accies into an early lead.

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    BBC Scotland's Andrew Thomson at Victoria Park

    "Nice touch from the Ross County fans with an enthusiastic round of applause for Stuart Kettlewell, who was released by the club this week."

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    Andy in Armagh: "Celtic really are laying down a marker early on in this SPL season. After their poor European performances many thought they would struggle, but judging by this sort of form those people were well wide of the mark! Celtic seem to be going from strength to strength yet again."

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    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Dens Park

    "Gary Fraser picks up from where he left off! After scoring against Ross County midweek, the former Bolton midfielder's made it two in two games - collecting the ball 20 yards out and smashing it high into the top left corner, leaving Dundee goalkeeper Kyle Letheren with no chance."

  58. GOAL

    Dundee 0-1 Partick (Fraser 6mins)

    Gary Fraser nets his second goal of the week to give Partick Thistle the lead at Dens Park with a sweat strike from 20 yards.

  59. KICK-OFF

    Here we go across the country...

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    BBC Scotland's Andrew Thomson at Victoria Park

    "Kilmarnock will be looking for a BIG impact from their new striker Michael Ngoo - who certainly is a towering figure on the pitch at 6ft 6in. Ross County are going Dutch with two changes to their team. Melvin De Leeuw and Jordi Balk both in the starting XI."

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    Dg35hy: "Typical of Dundee Utd same result as always they laid down 2 Celtic again, what's new? Only 1 team they want 2 beat and you all know who that team is."

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    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara

    "I was confident before the game but it just shows you if you don't defend at set pieces. I'm really disappointed with the goals we lost. It's not been like us. It was embarrassing at times. They've scored four from set pieces, they've not had to work hard."

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    Celtic boss Ronny Deila

    "It was a good performance today, especially the first 60 minutes. There was a lot of what I want to see and I was proud of the players. We want to be an attacking team and play attacking football. We were unbelievable on set plays today and there's a lot of things to be happy about."

    Celtic players celebrate
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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "Motherwell are aiming for a fifth home win on the bounce in this fixture. Injuries have hampered the Steelmen's start to the season but Stuart McCall's side is always resolute and well-organised, while youngsters David Ferguson and Lee Erwin will be eager to make the most of their opportunities.

    "Inverness CT celebrated their 20th anniversary with a rather drab goalless draw at home to Dundee on Wednesday and the visitors may be better suited to playing away when teams take the game to them."

  65. LINE-UPS


    Dundee: Letheren, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Dyer, McAlister, Ferry, McGowan, Harkins, Tankulic, MacDonald. Subs: Irvine, Davidson, Bain, Stewart, Benedictus, Boyle, Wighton.

    Partick: Fox, O'Donnell, Balatoni, Seaborne, McMillan, Osman, Higginbotham, Fraser, Lawless, Stevenson, Bannigan. Subs: Muirhead, Craigen, Doolan, Paul Gallacher, Elliot, Duggan, Keenan.

    Referee: Craig Charleston

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    Kenny Crawford

    BBC Sport Scotland at Dens Park

    "Two changes for the hosts as former Morton and Hamilton Accies midfielder Jim McAlister replaces injured Dundee captain Kevin Thomson. Veteran striker Peter MacDonald, who spent a decade with Dundee's Tayside rivals St Johnstone, is chosen ahead of former Cowdenbeath frontman Greg Stewart.

    "Alan Archibald has chosen not to change anything in the Partick Thistle starting XI that beat Ross County so comprehensively midweek."


    Celtic 6-1 Dundee United

    Celtic ensure Fergus McCann's return to Celtic Park is a winning one as they hit Dundee United for six.

  68. GOAL

    Celtic 6-1 Dundee United (Berget 91mins)

    Jo Inge Berget nabs his second and Celtic's sixth of a profitable afternoon for the defending champions.

  69. LINE-UPS


    Ross County: Reguero, Balk, Boyd, Dreesen, Celcer, Arquin, Kiss, Quinn, Carey, de Leeuw, Jervis. Subs: Cardle, Brittain, Maatsen, Boyce, Frempah, Fenlon, Brown.

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Barbour, Connolly, Pascali, Chantler, McKenzie, Slater, Hamill, Obadeyi, Magennis, Ngoo. Subs: Clingan, Johnston, Cairney, Brennan, Ashcroft, Eremenko, Muirhead.

    Referee: Brian Colvin

  70. LINE-UPS


    Motherwell: Twardzik, Reid, Kerr, McManus, Ferguson, Ainsworth, Carswell, Lasley, Law, Sutton, Erwin. Subs: Ojamaa, Lawson, Vigurs, Nielsen, McHugh, Leitch, Cadden.

    Inverness CT: Brill, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Shinnie, Draper, Tansey, Watkins, Williams, Christie, McKay. Subs: Esson, Doran, Ross, Horner, Tremarco, Polworth.

    Referee: Steven McLean

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    Three minutes plus added time at Celtic Park and the goal deluge appears to have relented.

  72. LINE-UPS


    Hamilton: McGovern, Gordon, Canning, Garcia Tena, Gillespie, Neil, Redmond, Mackinnon, Crawford, Imrie, Antoine-Curier. Subs: Hendrie, Devlin, Scotland, Currie, Brophy, Andreu, Ryan.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Anderson, Scobbie, Brian Easton, O'Halloran, Millar, Brown, Wotherspoon, MacLean, Morgan. Subs: Wright, McDonald, Banks, Caddis, Miller, Croft, Kane.

    Referee: Bobby Madden

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    Celebrity Celtic fan Billy Connolly is in the stand this afternoon. He'll be feeling tickety boo with his side's attacking display and will have noted some of United's comedy defending.

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    David Caffrey: "It's flag day - and Dundee United are joining in. They have been waving a white one for a while now. #bbcsportscot"

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    Sasa Gajser, assistant coach of Celtic's Champions League play-off opponents NK Maribor, takes in the match in Glasgow.

    NK Maribor assistant Sasa Gajser
  76. GOAL

    Celtic 5-1 Dundee Utd (Rankin)

    Dundee United pull a goal back through John Rankin's deflected effort - the goals keep coming at Celtic Park.

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    BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Fir Park

    "The Sheriff is back in town... However, the newly returned Henrik Ojamaa has to be content with a place on the Motherwell bench. Lionel Ainsworth is fit enough to return to the home midfield and young David Ferguson fills in at left-back.

    "Inverness boss John Hughes makes the first alteration to his starting XI this season, with Marley Watkins replacing the injured James Vincent in midfield."

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    Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest come on for Anthony Stokes and Callum McGregor as Ronny Deila shuffles his Celtic pack.

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    BBC Scotland's Kenny Crawford at Dens Park

    "Unlike a lot of the country, Dundee has managed to fend off rain clouds so far this afternoon. Although, the strong breeze did do its best to carry spray from the sprinklers into the edges of the stands.

    "Partick Thistle have arrived in the City of Discovery having found the net four times versus Ross County on Wednesday - a dream start for Alan Archibald's side. Hosting them, though, is a Dundee team who have looked capable of survival in the Premiership - drawing with Kilmarnock and Inverness in their opening two league fixtures.

    "They've yet to concede a goal from open play this season, but the free-scoring Jags seem like they could make that stat null and void."

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    Beram Kayal dabs the ball into Callum McGregor and the Celtic youngster sees his shot blocked by the frazzled Dundee United defence. With about 25 minutes remaining, Celtic are five up and look in the mood to add a few more.

  81. GOAL

    Celtic 5-0 Dundee Utd (Berget 61mins)

    Another cross into the box allows the unmarked Efe Ambrose to head across goal and Jo Inge Berget has his first goal in Celtic colours. Ronny Deila's men are rampant; Alan Hansen would be under sedation at this point on account of United's eye-watering defending.

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    John McEnerney: "The Tic have 2 maintain that level of intensity they showed in the 1st half & punish DU now at least 2 more! Mon The Hoops!"

    Brendan Loftus: "Celtic looking very sharp. Loving the New Bhoys."

  83. GOAL

    Celtic 4-0 Dundee Utd (Stokes 54mins)

    It's a fourth for Celtic and another goal that'll have celebrity Dundee United fans like Lorraine Kelly rubbing their eyes in disbelief. Anthony Stokes's centre evades everyone - despite Charlie Mulgrew claiming a touch - as the balls bounces beyond Radoslaw Cierzniak and into the net.


    What a save! Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon denies Nadir Ciftci with a one-handed save after the Dundee United hitman had pick-pocketed Charlie Mulgrew.


    Jaroslaw Fojut earns a booking for a WWE-style challenge on the galloping Kris Commons that stops the former Derby County man in his tracks. Referee Craig Thomson brandishes the yellow car with an almost regal aplomb...

  86. KICK-OFF

    Beram Kayal is on for Celtic's Stefan Johansen for the second half and we're back under way.

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    Punching Above Your Weight

    Now, I'm sure we've seen this goal celebration before from a certain Tim Cahill in his pomp at Everton and Australia.

    Stefan Johansen netted Celtic's third this afternoon before indulging in his own flag tribute...

    Celtic star Stefan Johanssen celebrates after making it 3-0 in the first-half

    Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

    A standing ovation for Celtic as they trot off at half-time three goals up against a ragged Dundee United side. Anthony Stokes was denied a fourth on the stroke of the break following a superb save by Radoslaw Cierzniak. Fergus McCann will be delighted with proceedings, Jackie McNamara less so...


    It should be four as Commons dabs the ball through to Berget but his shot comes thudding back of the crossbar and United survive. Jackie McNamara's men will be yearning for some half-time respite in the dressing room.

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    Brian McG: "Had no idea Vanishing Spray was being used in the SPFL... On United's defence."

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    MBEHAN: "If this is the way teams are going to defend against Celtic then the title is theirs already #bbcsportscot"

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    Tom Watson: "My boy is eatin a sausage roll through a straw. With a surprising degree of success. Not footy related but fair play 2 the lad."

    That surely merits some kind of reward...

  93. CLOSE!

    Anthony Stokes wants a goal for himself after earlier providing the assist for Kris Commons and the striker sends a shot whistling just over the bar. It's raining goals and chances at Celtic Park.

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Billy Dodds

    "For me, that's it: game over."

  95. GOAL

    Celtic 3-0 Dundee United (Johansen 34mins)

    Celtic score their third goal as Stefan Johansen skips through the frazzled Dundee United defence after robbing Paton before clipping the ball beyond the helpless Radoslaw Cierzniak.

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    Jenni: "Kris Commons has certainly picked up from where he left off last season. He's such a key player to this Celtic side."

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    Debut Goal

    Celtic debutant Jason Denayer opened the scoring before Kris Commons doubled their lead before the half-hour mark.

    Celtic debutant Jason Denayer charges off to celebrate his early opener

    Dundee United have threatened on the counter but have lacked that ruthless touch in front of goal.

  98. GOAL

    Celtic 2-0 Dundee United (Commons 27mins)

    Celtic double their lead with a goal of stunning simplicity. Anthony Stokes whips in a corner to the near post and the unmarked Kris Commons heads home from close range.

    The hosts are delighted; you can almost hear retired pundit Alan Hansen clearing his throat to lament "teeeeeerible defending..."

  99. Post update

    NK Maribor assistant coach Sasa Gajser is in the stand to take in the match ahead of the Slovenian side's scheduled Champions League play-off first leg against Celtic on Wednesday.

  100. Post update

    Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak flaps at a deep Celtic cross and Anthony Stokes fizzes a shot narrowly wide. The hosts are pushing for a second goal as we approach the 25-minute mark.

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    BBC Sportsound pundit Pat Bonner

    "Celtic are quite happy to keep the ball and play it across the back four; United are happy to try to nick it back."

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    SPLstats: "The last Celtic player to score within 5 minutes of his debut was Tony Watt. He went on to score a double."

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    United are looking very, very dangerous on the counter attack and Gary Mackay Steven dances away from Izaguirre before rounding Craig Gordon.

    Looking odds on to score, the United playmaker is foiled by a combination of Gordon and the back-tracking Virgil van Dijk.

    This really is a superb open game.

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    Another Celtic attack sees Emilio Izaguirre stride forward before fizzing a shot that forces Radoslaw Cierzniak into a great save. The hosts, though, can't profit from the corner.

  105. Post update

    Celtic, threatening down the right through Callum McGregor, carve Dundee United open once again but Jo Inge Berget is crowded out in the box and the visitors repel the danger.

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    Denayer's debut goal has emboldened Celtic to attempt to double their lead but United continue to look dangerous on the break.

    An entertaining opening 10 minutes despite the Glasgow drizzle and this could end up 6-6...

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    Andrew: "Celtic need to press home their perceived footballing superiority early on this season. If they don't hit the ground running in the early stages of the league campaign then other teams such as Aberdeen and Motherwell will sense a weakness and could challenge Celtic this year."

  108. Post update


    Andrew Priestley: "Celtic have started like a house on fire this afternoon, do you think they mean business? #bbcsportscot"

  109. GOAL

    Celtic 1-0 Dundee United (Denayer 3mins)

    A goal was coming and it arrives via the boot of Celtic debutant Jason Denayer who reacts brilliantly to guide Virgil van Dijk's header back across goal high beyond Radoslaw Cierzniak.


    Celtic come flying out of the traps and Callum McGregor fires a low shot that smacks the post and rebounds to safety.

    Anthony Stokes then spurns a great chance before Dundee United hit on the counter and Gary Mackay-Steven dabs a shot inches wide of Craig Gordon's goal after being released by Stuart Armstrong.

    What a start!

  111. KICK-OFF

    We're under way at Celtic Park.

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    A late, late change to Celtic's starting line-up: Adam Matthews suffered injury in the warm-up and Efe Ambrose takes his place...

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    Fergus McCann, standing at the mouth of the tunnel, is applauded onto the pitch at Celtic Park. No bunnet but a thumbs up to the supporters inside Celtic Park.

    McCann describes it as "an honour" to address the fans and raise the league championship flag.

    Loud applause, and no booing, for McCann as he unfurls the flag.

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    Teenage Belgian defender Jason Denayer makes his Celtic debut this afternoon, while Charlie Mulgrew returns following a one-match ban, with Jo Inge Berget also back in the side.

    United are unchanged for their third league game of the season as they aim to remain top of the table.

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    BBC Scotland's Chick Young says there's a battery of photographers/cameramen with their eyes and lenses trained down the tunnel at Celtic Park...

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    Hats off to you...

    Celtic supporters are ready to pay tribute to the role Fergus "The Bunnet" McCann played in saving the club 20 years ago.

    A couple of Celtic fans tip their bunnets to former club chairman Fergus 'The Bunnet' McCann before he unfurls the league flag
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    Scott Donnell: "Predict if Celtic lose the result will be overturned & they will be awarded 3 points #brassneck"

  118. Post update


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    Asked on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound if he'd met Fergus McCann, Ronny Deila said he hadn't but realised he was "a very important man" in the club's history...

  120. Post update

    Ronny Deila is relishing the prospect of managing Celtic at Celtic Park for the first time, ahead of the midweek Champions League play-off against Maribor.

    Celtic boss Ronny Deila

    "I watched United [winning 3-0] at Aberdeen. They have a good team, a good philosophy and I like the way they play," he said.

    "They are well organised and they have some good players as well so it is going to be a tough game.

    "They have won their first two games as well so you can say it is top of the table game even if it is early."

  121. LINE-UPS


    Celtic: Gordon, Matthews, van Dijk, Denayer, Izaguirre, Johansen, Mulgrew, McGregor, Commons, Berget, Stokes. Subs: Ambrose, Biton, Boerrigter, Zaluska, Griffiths, Kayal, Forrest.

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Morris, Fojut, Townsend, Paton, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Armstrong, Dow, Ciftci. Subs: Graham, McCallum, Erskine, Bilate, Telfer, Scott Smith, Spittal.

    Referee: Craig Thomson

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    Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara

    "This is another big test for us but it's one we're really looking forward to and can go there with a reasonable amount of confidence.

    "It's a lot to do with belief when you go to somewhere like Celtic Park and play a big team like Celtic.

    "We are in good spirits with the start we've made to the season and we'll be looking to carry that on."

  123. Post update

    Jackie McNamara's United are riding the crest of a wave amid an impressive start to the season. Two wins from as many games sees them sit top of the table ahead of their trip to Glasgow.

    The narrow win at home to Motherwell followed a convincing victory at Aberdeen.

  124. Post update

    My hearing isn't the best today after taking in a pulsating performance by Pink Floyd tribute band MacFloyd in Airdrie last night.

    Run Like Hell was the pick of the bunch but I was concerned earlier when a colleague asked if I wanted a cup of tea?

    No, I'm not doing anything tonight, I replied! Time to get the cotton buds into action...

  125. Post update

    Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of today's five Scottish Premiership games. Celtic v Dundee United gets under way at 12:45 BST before some cracking encounters at 3pm.

    Dundee v Partick

    Hamilton v St Johnstone

    Motherwell v Inverness CT

    Ross County v Kilmarnock

  126. Post update

    McCann has invited 12 guests to join him this afternoon, each of whom he considers to have played a vital role either in his takeover or in the subsequent rebuilding of Celtic.

    Our reporter Richard Wilson has written about McCann's visit to Glasgow, you can read it here.

  127. Post update

    This afternoon sees the return of "The Bunnet".

    Fergus McCann will unfurl the championship flag ahead of Celtic hosting Premiership leaders Dundee United.

    Fergus McCann

    It's 20 years since McCann's takeover at Celtic, when the Canada-based businessman rescued the club from the brink of bankruptcy in March 1994 when their credit facility was recalled by the bank.