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Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

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  1. Post update

    Well done to Anna Signeul and her team. We wish them the best of luck in Gothenburg on Wednesday. What an exciting prospect for the players - beat the group leaders for an automatic place in the World Cup finals. Thanks for your spending your Saturday with us here at BBC Scotland. Have a great evening.

  2. Post update

    Celtic and Scotland striker Suzanne Grant: "I don't think we could have asked for a better result. The girls were fantastic, especially in the second half."

  3. Post update

    Scotland striker Jane Ross: "We are really pleased to have got the three points and now we have the play-off spot."

  4. Post update

    Scotland trail Group 4 leader Sweden by three points but have a better goal difference, so a win would put Scotland into the World Cup finals in Canada. But the team head to Gothenburg knowing they are in the play-offs at least.

  5. Post update

    Scotland coach Anna Signeul: "It's a great evening. Kim scored on her 100th cap. They'll feel good after a game like this. We can relax and go to Sweden and do our best."

  6. Post update

    Congratulations to Kim Little who scored on her 100th appearance for Scotland.

  7. Post update

    Rachel Corsie: "Everyone is contributing. We are really pleased with our clean sheet. We can focus now on the game in Sweden."

  8. Post update

    If Scotland win in Sweden in midweek they will top the group.


    Scotland 9-0 Faroe Islands

  10. GOAL

    Scotland 9-0 Faroe Islands (Beattie)

    Jenny Beattie makes a yard of space for herself 20 yards from goal and clips a beauty of a left-foot shot over the keeper to make it nine.

  11. Post update

    We're playing the second minute of the three added for injury time.

  12. Post update

    Jane Ross could have extended her lead in the World Cup qualifying goal scoring charts there but she lofts the ball over the bar from eight yards.

  13. Post update

    Former Scotland defender Shelley Kerr on the Faroe Islands: "They are a very honest team, they are hard-working."

  14. Post update

    Hayley Lauder is named player of the match on the BBC Alba coverage, which goes to show it's not all about scoring goals.


    Arsenal's Christie Murray controls the ball on edge of the D, glances at the position of the goalie and clips a shot that comes back off the upright.

  16. Post update

    Here's a stat to consider. Scotland have scored eight goals from 30 attempts at goal, 18 of which were on target. The Faroese have had one shot on target and none off target in the 80 minutes so far.

  17. Post update

    Rachel Corsie celebrates scoring for Scotland at Fir Park in the World Cup qualifier
    Image caption: Rachel Corsie celebrates scoring for Scotland at Fir Park in the World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands
  18. Post update

    Jo Love is replaced by Suzanne Mulvey, who has 15 minutes to contribute to this comfortable win for Scotland.

  19. Post update

    BBC Radio Scotland commentator Paul Mitchell: "Scotland lead by eight goals to nil. I haven't said that too many times in my career."

  20. GOAL

    Scotland 8-0 Faroe Islands (Corsie)

    The goals are raining in this half and, Leanne Crichton's long-range strike apart, have been fairly similar - the winger beats her opponent and plays a low pass into the six-yard box for a Scotland player to side-foot home.

  21. Post update

    Kim Little sets up overlapping full-back Frankie Fantom-Brown whose shot is parried into the path of hat-trick hero Jane Ross but she prods the ball just wide.

  22. Post update

    Paul Saffer @UEFAcomPaulS: "With a hat-trick v the Faroes, @ScottishFA's @janeross10 is now top scorer in UEFA @FIFAWWC qualifying on 13 goals"

  23. GOAL

    Scotland 7-0 Faroe Islands (Crichton)

    Leanne Crichton puts Scotland seven goals clear after an hour of play with a powerful shot over the keeper from the edge of the box.

  24. GOAL

    Scotland 6-0 Faroe Islands (Corsie)

    It's another goal for Scotland, with Rachel Corsie tapping home after an accurate cross from the right.

  25. GOAL

    Scotland 5-0 Faroe Islands (Ross)

    Jane Ross rounds off a lovely move down the left to score her hat-trick with a slick finish into the far corner of the net.

  26. Post update

    Jo Love slides in but misses a low cross from the left by a fraction of an inch. The Scots have started the second half like they did the first.

  27. GOAL

    Scotland 4-0 Faroe Islands (Ross)

    Jane Ross is first to react to a loose ball in the box and she lashes a shot into the net for her second of the game.

  28. KICK-OFF

    We're under way again.

  29. Post update

    Scotland"s Joanne Love in action against Faroe Island"s Idunn Magnussen (right) and Sigrun Kristiansen
    Image caption: Scotland"s Joanne Love in action against Faroe Island"s Idunn Magnussen (right) and Sigrun Kristiansen
  30. Post update

    Celtic and Scotland striker Suzanne Grant on juggling motherhood and playing football: "It's been difficult. It's hard but it's worth it. I trained up until I was seven months pregnant."

  31. Post update

    Former Aberdeen and Scotland defender Willie Miller: "Kim Little has been prominent but she has got herself into situations when she should have had a shot at goal rather than passing."


    Scotland 3-0 Faroe Islands

    After three goals in 11 minutes, the first half settled down into a pattern of Scotland trying to pick their way through the block of Faroese white shirts. Scotland look comfortable - just how eager will they be to push for more goals when they have the match against Sweden to play in Gothenburg in midweek?

  33. Post update

    Former Scotland defender Shelley Kerr: "Maybe we should be shooting a bit more. We've done a lot of the nice things but I'd like to see more at the end of it."

  34. Post update

    As Scotland are caught offside, former defender Willie Miller says: "You can get a bit frustrated when you are playing against a defence like that. They have shown a lot of spirit despite losing three goals. They have stuck to their plan."

  35. Post update

    Hayley Lauder brings out a good save from Wardum in the Faroe Islanders' goal with a powerful low shot.

  36. Post update

    Little put Scotland ahead early in the match.

    Kim Little celebrates after scoring for Scotland against Faroe Islands
  37. Post update

    Kim Little just about takes a fresh-air swipe at the ball 10 yards from goal, after Caroline Weir cut it back when she ought to have had a pop at goal herself.

  38. Post update

    The visitors have stemmed the flow of goals but not the tide as Scotland continue to push forward. Can Scotland better the 7-2 result they enjoyed in Torshavn?

  39. Post update

    Scotland striker Suzanne Grant: "The Faroe Islands players are sitting deep and making it harder for Scotland now."

  40. Post update

    Former Scotland defender Willie Miller: "It's quite incredible the ball retention Scotland have had, and the accuracy of their passing."


    Scottish Cup

    Auchinleck Talbot 5-0 Buckie Thistle

    Clachnacuddin 1-7 Hurlford United

    Cove Rangers 9-0 Hawick Royal Albert

    Culter 4-2 Strathspey Thistle

    Deveronvale 0-1 Nairn County

    Edinburgh City 2-1 Coldstream

    Forres Mechanics 4-1 Civil Service Strollers

    Fraserburgh 0-0 Linlithgow Rose

    Golspie Sutherland 1-4 Dalbeattie Star

    Gretna 2008 2-1 Gala Fairydean

    Huntly 2-1 Wick Academy

    Keith 1-3 Formartine United

    Lossiemouth 0-4 Turriff United

    Lothian Thistle 0-1 East Kilbride

    Preston Athletic 1-2 Threave Rovers

    Rothes 0-4 Banks O'Dee

    Selkirk 0-4 Bo'ness United

    Whitehill Welfare 3-1 Girvan

  42. TEXT 80295

    Teresa Watson, Inverness: "Are you going to give us the first round Scottish cup results?"

  43. Post update

    There are two rows of white-shirted Faroese players on the 18-yard line. They really need a spell of possession to settle into the match.

  44. Post update

    Scotland play some nice one-twos down the right, with Frankie Fantom-Brown and Jane Ross heavily involved. They are in total control.

  45. Post update

    Jo Love slides to meet Frankie Fantom-Brown's cross from the right but is denied by a smart dive to the right by the Faroes' goalie.

  46. GOAL

    Scotland 3-0 Faroe Islands (Ross)

    This looks like it could be a hammering for the Faroese. Jane Ross curls home a right-foot shot to make it three goals in the first 10 minutes - an excellent finish after skilfully creating space for herself in the box.

  47. GOAL

    Scotland 2-0 Faroe Islands (Weir)

    Caroline Weir is alert at the far post as she thumps home a close-range shot in off the post to double Scotland's advantage.

  48. Post update

    It's been a totally dominant start for the Scots. They look sharper than their opponents already.

  49. GOAL

    Scotland 1-0 Faroe Islands (Little)

    Hayley Lauder lays the ball on a plate for Kim Little to pounce in front of goal and slot the ball home for the opener.

  50. Post update

    The Faroes are playing in their first World Cup qualifying campaign.

  51. LINE-UPS

    Scotland: Fay, Love, Lauder, Little, Sneddon, Crichton, Ross, Corsie, Beattie, Fantom-Brown, Weir. Subs: Lynn, McSorley, Mitchell, Docherty, Murray, Mulvey, Richards.

    Faroe Islands: Wardum, Kristiansen, Petersen, O Danielsen, F Danielsen, A Sevdal, Josephsen, H Sevdal, Klakstein, Magnussen, Andreasen.

  52. KICK-OFF

    And we're off...

  53. Post update

    Russia lost 4-1 to Germany earlier today so as long as Scotland win this evening they will be in the play-offs for the World Cup finals in Canada next year at least. And they could still win the group.

  54. Post update

    Scotland will play 4-3-1-2, with Anna Signeul telling BBC Radio Scotland reporter Heather Dewar that she thought 4-4-2 was too predictable a formation.

  55. Post update

    The Scotland team, in dark blue jerseys and shorts, belt out Flower of Scotland ahead of the kick-off of their penultimate qualifier.

  56. Post update

    Scotland coach Anna Signeul: "It's absolutely brilliant to have Kim back in the team. It will be tough for her today because there will be a lot of Faroe Islands players around her. I've never seen Kim Little as good as he is right now."

  57. Post update

    And here come the teams...

  58. Post update

    A very good evening, all. It may be September but Fir Park is bathed in warm sunshine. Let's hope we have an enjoyable game with plenty of goals to rave about.


    I'm going to pass the live text duties on to Keir Murray. Thank you for your company this afternoon and enjoy Scotland v Faroe Islands.

  60. Post update

    Scotland's Women's World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands coming up.

  61. TEXT 80295

    Jenni: "Celtic were the big winners in the SPL this afternoon, they made gains on all of the top three teams."

  62. Scotland v Faroe Islands

    BBC Scotland's Cheri Burns at Fir Park

    "With less than 30 minutes to go until kick-off in the Women's World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Faroe Islands, the crowd is filling up here at Fir Park, as they eagerly anticipate this penultimate group pool fixture.

    "Scotland head into this one knowing a win would guarantee them a play-off spot, and ensure they remain in with a chance of toppling Group 4 leaders Sweden, if they can secure victory in Gothenburg midweek.

    "The last time these sides met, the Scots came away with an emphatic 7-2 win, getting their campaign off to the perfect start and, despite being without the injured Leanne Ross and Lisa Evans today, Anna Signeul's charges are firm favourites to overcome their opponents - who are yet to get a win on the board."

  63. #bbcsportscot

    Robbie Devenney: "So Hibs, we still make stupid mistakes like last season but apparently have fight and don't give up, still not good enough #bbcsportscot"

    tom watson: "Hibs stay above the relegation zone and keep alive those dreams of a coveted top 6 finish. #bbcsportscot"


    Annan Athletic 2-0 Berwick Rangers

    Arbroath 0-2 East Fife

    East Stirlingshire 1-0 Clyde

    Montrose 0-2 Albion Rovers

    Queen's Park 2-1 Elgin City


    Ayr United 0-2 Stranraer

    Dunfermline Athletic 2-0 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar Athletic 1-0 Peterhead

    Greenock Morton 2-1 Airdrieonians

    Stirling Albion 0-5 Brechin City


    Scottish Championship

    Dumbarton 0-0 Hearts

    Falkirk 1-1 Queen of the South

    Hibernian 3-2 Cowdenbeath

    Livingston 4-0 Alloa Athletic


    Inverness Caledonian Thistle are knocked off the top of the Scottish Premiership. Hamilton Academical are the new leaders on goal difference.

    Accies, Inverness and third-place Dundee United have 13 points. St Mirren and Ross County and six points adrift at the bottom of the division.


    Ross County 1-2 Motherwell

    And Motherwell end their losing run with their second win of the season. It's a sixth straight loss for County in Jim McIntyre's first match in charge.


    Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle's unbeaten start to the season comes to an end with Partick Thistle claiming a comfortable win.


    Dundee United 2-2 Hamilton Academical

    It ends all square at Tannadice after four goals and two red cards in the first half.


    Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren

    St Mirren's miserable start to the season continues with a fifth straight league defeat at Kilmarnock.


    Ross County 1-2 Motherwell

    Goalkeeper Dan Twardzik keeps out a Rocco Quinn shot to maintain Motherwell's lead in Dingwall.


    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    Gary Harkins' first-half goal proves to be enough to secure victory for Dundee at McDiarmid Park. Paul Hartley are the only unbeaten side in the Premiership.


    Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT

    Kris Doolan's penalty is saved by Inverness goalkeeper Dean Brill.


    Partick Thistle's Kris Doolan is bundled over by Gary Warren and the Glasgow Jags have a penalty.

  76. Post update

    Closing stages in most Scottish fixtures now.

  77. #bbcsportscot

    tom watson: "Hibs aside, Cowdenbeath r the worse team ive seen at easter rd in yrs. #bbcsportscot"

  78. TEXT 80295

    Colin Gray: "Looking at 2 relegations in 2 years, way to go Hibs!"

    It's now 2-2 between Hibernian and Cowdenbeath at Easter Road.

  79. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 2-1 St Mirren (Connolly)

    Kilmarnock are back in front against St Mirren with Mark Connolly netting from Sammy Clingan's free-kick.

  80. GOAL

    Ross County 1-2 Motherwell (Boyce)

    Joe Cardle does the build-up work and crosses for Liam Boyce to convert and bring County back into the match.


    Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT

    Marley Watkins volleys into the Partick Thistle net but he is offside.

  82. Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT

    It looks as though Inverness Caledonian Thistle are heading for their first defeat of the season.

  83. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 3-1 Inverness CT (Higginbotham)

    Kallum Higginbotham hammers home from 25 yards to give Partick Thistle a two-goal lead.

  84. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-1 St Mirren (Drury)

    Adam Drury scores St Mirren's first Premiership goal of the season to draw the Buddies level at Rugby Park. He converted John McGinn's cross.


    Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT

    Ryan Christie is denied by Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox, the keeper palming a bouncing shot wide.

  86. GOAL

    Kilmarnock 1-0 St Mirren (Muirhead)

    Substitute Robbie Muirhead cuts in from the left and fires in his second goal of the season.

  87. GOAL

    Hibernian 1-2 Cowdenbeath (Robertson)

    And now Cowdenbeath have gone ahead against Hibs with Jon Robertson on target.

  88. #bbcsportscot

    tom watson: "Cowdenbeath have just scored following their 1st pass on target #bbcsportscot"


    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    Dundee's Paul McGowan draws a save from Saints goalkeeper Alan Mannus, who did well to turn away the volley.

  90. GOAL

    Ross County 0-2 Motherwell (Sutton)

    John Sutton chests the ball down and unleashes a fantastic left-foot volley past Antonio Reguero to double Motherwell's lead.

  91. CLOSE!

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT

    Inverness slice through the Partick Thistle defence with a sweeping move but Marley Watkins cannot apply the finish, firing over from the angle.

  92. GOAL

    Ross County 0-1 Motherwell (Vigurs)

    Iain Vigurs whips a stunning free-kick and into the net to give Motherwell the lead against his former club.

  93. Dundee United 2-2 Hamilton Academical

    Darian MacKinnon was one of two players sent off in the first half by referee John Beaton at Tannadice.

    John Beaton and Darian MacKinnon
  94. Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    There's not been much to report from Rugby Park. Quiet game so far.

    Kilmarnock v St Mirren

    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    A Gary Harkins free-kick is well saved by St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus.


    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    Saints striker Brian Graham heads wide of the Dundee goal.

  97. KICK-OFF

    Matches beginning to resume around the country.


    Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

    No goals so far between Ross County and Motherwell.

    Jackson Irvine and Lee Erwin

    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    Gary Harkins fired Dundee ahead at McDiarmid Park.

    Gary Harkins scores for Dundee against St Johnstone
  100. HALF-TIME

    Scottish League Two

    Annan Athletic 0-0 Berwick Rangers

    Arbroath 0-0 East Fife

    East Stirlingshire 0-0 Clyde

    Montrose 0-1 Albion Rovers

    Queen's Park 0-1 Elgin City

  101. HALF-TIME

    Scottish League One

    Ayr United 0-0 Stranraer

    Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Stenhousemuir

    Forfar Athletic 1-0 Peterhead

    Greenock Morton 0-1 Airdrieonians

    Stirling Albion 0-1 Brechin City

  102. HALF-TIME

    Scottish Championship

    Dumbarton 0-0 Hearts

    Falkirk 0-0 Queen of the South

    Hibernian 1-0 Cowdenbeath

    Livingston 2-0 Alloa Athletic

  103. HALF-TIME

    Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    It's also goalless at Rugby Park and St Mirren's long wait for a first league goal this season continues.

  104. HALF-TIME

    Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

    No goals in the first half at Victoria Park, where Jim McIntyre is taking charge of the hosts for the first time.

  105. HALF-TIME

    Dundee United 2-2 Hamilton Academical

    Four goals, two red cards. Plenty of drama in the first half at Tannadice and it's level at the interval.

  106. HALF-TIME

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT

    Partick Thistle - the first team to score against Inverness Caledonian Thistle this season - lead at the break.

  107. GOAL

    Dundee United 2-2 Hamilton Academical (Fojut)

    Jaroslaw heads Dundee United level from a corner.

  108. HALF-TIME

    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee

    Gary Harkins' stylish shot separates the two sides at the interval in the Tayside derby.

  109. RED CARD

    Nadir Ciftci (Dundee United)

    More drama at Tannadice. Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci, who had already been cautioned, uses his hand to put the ball into the net and receives a second booking and then a red card. Both sides now down to 10 men as Hamilton lead 2-1.

  110. Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT

    BBC Scotland's John Barnes at Firhill

    Referee Stephen Finnie very lenient today. Higginbotham, Stevenson and Warren all should have been yellow-carded but ref let them off.


    No goals to report at Rugby Park between Kilmarnock and St Mirren and Victoria Park where Ross County are hosting Motherwell.

  112. CLOSE!

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT

    Aaron Doran lays the ball across the face of goal and Billy McKay collects right on the byline. He cuts inside and tries to push the ball under Scott Fox but the Partick Thistle goalkeeper does enough to put the ball wide.

  113. GOAL

    Dundee United 1-2 Hamilton Academical (Andreu)

    The 10 men of Hamilton have taken the lead with Tony Andreu lashing the ball into the net from around 30 yards.

  114. Dundee United 1-1 Hamilton Academical

    It would appear Darian MacKinnon was sent off for two bookings in quick succession at Tannadice.

  115. RED CARD

    Darian MacKinnon (Hamilton)

    Hamilton Academical are down to 10 men after Darian MacKinnon is shown a red card. Referee John Beaton's attention was called to an incident and he promptly dismissed the midfielder.

  116. GOAL

    Dundee United 1-1 Hamilton Academical (Antoine-Curier)

    Mikael Antoine-Curier takes advantage after Dundee United fail to clear their lines. All level again at Tannadice.

  117. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 2-1 Inverness CT (Osman)

    Abdul Osman leaps highest to head in and give Partick Thistle the lead for the first time.

  118. GOAL

    St Johnstone 0-1 Dundee (Harkins)

    A fine free-kick move leads to the opening goal for the visitors at McDiarmid Park as Gary Harkins scores as he fires in a high dropping ball on the turn from eight yards. The goal had been coming for the men from Dens Park.

  119. Partick Thistle 1-1 Partick Thistle

    Inverness had gone around 617 minutes without conceding a league goal. How will John Hughes' side respond to being pegged back?

  120. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 1-1 Inverness CT (Lawless)

    Steven Lawless is the first man to net against Inverness Caley this season, cutting in from the right before curling a beautiful effort beyond Dean Brill.

  121. CLOSE!

    St Johnstone 0-0 Dundee

    Simon Ferry squanders a good chance for Dundee, lashing over the crossbar after a poor clearance by the St Johnstone defence.

  122. Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

    It's similarly goalless at Victoria Park in Jim McIntyre's first match in charge of County.

  123. Kilmarnock 0-0 St Mirren

    After a sloppy start Killie have come into the match and are starting to ask questions of St Mirren at set pieces.

  124. GOAL

    Dundee United 1-0 Hamilton Academical (Ciftci)

    Dundee United move into the lead and it's all about Nadir Ciftci. The striker cuts in from the right and tucks the ball past Michael McGovern.

  125. Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

    Ross County's new management team Jim McIntyre (right) and assistant Billy Dodds take charge of of the Highlanders for the first time at home to Motherwell today.

    Billy Dodds and Jim McIntyre
  126. GOAL

    Partick Thistle 0-1 Inverness CT (Doran)

    Aaron Doran collects the ball on the edge of the Partick area and drives the ball low beyond Scott Fox.


    Partick Thistle 0-0 Inverness CT

    Ross Draper picks up an early booking after a heavy challenge on Thistle's Ryan Stevenson.

  128. Post update

    BBC Scotland's John Barnes at Firhill

    "Just noticed Jordan McMillan of Partick Thistle is the only player wearing black boots. The other 21 starters multi coloured."

  129. St Johnstone 0-0 Dundee

    Lots of challenges flying in the Tayside derby. No goals so far.

  130. CLOSE!

    Dundee United 0-0 Hamilton Academical

    Nadir Ciftci fires in a shot for United but Michael McGovern makes the save. The hosts try to force the ball in on the rebound but the offside flag is raised.

  131. Post update

    Soccer_Soccer_Goal: "@dundeeunitedfc last goalless draw at home in the league was against Ross County nearly two years ago, expect goals today #bbcsportscot"

  132. CLOSE!

    Partick Thistle 0-0 Inverness CT

    Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox almost lets Marley Watkins' shot squirms through his grasp but recovers in time to prevent a goal.

  133. Post update

    BBC Scotland's Charlie Mann reports from Queen of the South's match at the Falkirk Stadium that the Doonhamers will take their time in appointing a replacement for manager Jim McIntyre, who has left to join Ross County.

  134. KICK-OFF

    Matches getting underway across the country.


    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has revealed Tam Scobbie and Steven MacLean may need knee operations.

  136. Post update

    The 15:00 BST matches are coming up. Keep your texts (80295) and tweets (#bbcsportscot) coming.

  137. Post update

    BBC Scotland's John Barnes at Firhill

    "Firhill very busy today. Parents dropping off sons and daughters at the student accommodation flats behind west stand as they get settled in for university starting!"

  138. TEXT 80295

    Pete, Glasgow: "did rooney get booked for absolutely nothing. Bad referring"

    Anonymous: "Another astonishing refereeing performance at Parkhead. Groundhog Day."

    Stevie, Motherwell: "Celtic have to drop ambrose for good he's utter rubbish!"

  139. Post update

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila

    "We should kill the game much sooner than we did. For spells in the first half, it was a very high level. The fitness has to get better. I'm delighted that we won and I'm delighted that we played good football in the first half."

  140. LINE-UPS

    Partick: Fox, McMillan, Seaborne, Balatoni, Carroll, Higginbotham, Bannigan, Osman, Lawless, Doolan, Stevenson. Subs: O'Donnell, Muirhead, Craigen, Gallacher, Elliot, Wilson, McDaid.

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

    Referee: Stephen Finnie.

  141. LINE-UPS

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

    St Mirren: Kello, Naismith, Plummer, McAusland, Tesselaar, Goodwin, Osbourne, McLean, Drury, McGinn, Marwood. Subs: Kelly, Wylde, Ridgers, Reilly, Ball, Teale, Caldwell.

    Referee: Alan Muir.

  142. LINE-UPS

    Ross County: Reguero, Balk, Boyd, Irvine, Barr, Quinn, Cardle, Carey, Gardyne, de Leeuw, Jervis. Subs: Brittain, Kiss, Maatsen, Arquin, Boyce, Fenlon, Brown.

    Motherwell: Twardzik, Reid, Ramsden, McManus, O'Brien, Vigurs, Lawson, Lasley, Law, Erwin, Sutton. Subs: Carswell, Ainsworth, Nielsen, McHugh, Francis-Angol, Leitch, Ojamaa.

    Referee: Steven McLean.

  143. LINE-UPS

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

    Dundee: Letheren, McGinn, McPake, Konrad, Irvine, McGowan, Roberts, Harkins, Ferry, McAlister, Stewart. Subs: Clarkson, Davidson, McBride, Bain, Tankulic, Boyle, Wighton.

    Referee: William Collum.

  144. TEXT 80295

    Kevin, Glasgow: "Shocking bias officiating. Penalty for Aberdeen every day of the week. Usual ref bootle job."

  145. FULL-TIME

    Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen

    Celtic win narrowly in the end. The hosts were well on top until Aberdeen pulled a goal back and the Dons pressed hard without managing to level.


    Aberdeen substitute Adam Rooney is booked for a challenge on Virgil van Dijk.

  147. Post update

    Stefan Johansen weaves his way through the Aberdeen defence but is closed down by goalkeeper Jamie Langfield before the midfielder can properly get a shot away.

  148. Post update

    The match is in stoppage time. Around 90 seconds left.

  149. TEXT 80295

    Disenchanted, Aberdeen: "On what planet is that not a pen!? His hands were up, ball going towards goal. Dear oh dear."

    Alan Bo'ness: "Hi guys. How many times and how many games Will it take for the Management and Board at Celtic to realise and notice that Efe Ambrose is a complete LIABILITY and cost Celtic not only goals but games Scotland and in Europe i'm sure in saying two red cards in europe which has cost Celtic until now and bad defensive decisions in league games not good enough at any level, get rid off."


    Callum McGregor has the ball in the net but the offside flag had already been raised against the Celtic player.

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    Four minutes of regulation time left at Celtic Park.

  152. LINE-UPS

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Morris, Fojut, Dillon, Paton, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Erskine, Ciftci, Bilate. Subs: Butcher, Telfer, Connolly, Scott Smith, Spittal, Szromnik, Spark.

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

    Referee: John Beaton.

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    It's been frustrating for the Aberdeen players in the last couple of minutes. They claimed unsuccessfully for a handball at a free-kick moments ago and felt they should have had a corner after Niall McGinn's volley, claiming there had been a touch from a Celtic player.

  154. CLOSE!

    Another chance for Aberdeen as Adam Rooney heads down for Niall McGinn to volley over.


    Efe Ambrose is booked for a foul on Shaleum Logan on the edge of the Celtic box.

  156. CLOSE!

    Callum McGregor fires just wide of the Aberdeen goal from Kris Commons' neat pass.

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    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter at Celtic Park

    "Celtic's third and final change - Bitton for Tonev - seems to be an acknowledgement from Ronny Deila that Aberdeen have the momentum."

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    Aberdeen withdraw defender Andrew Considine and introduce striker Adam Rooney.

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    Kris Commons' free-kick for Celtic is deflected wide of the Aberdeen goal.

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    John: "Questions being asked of this Celtic defence and the resolve of the whole team now after Goodwillie has pulled one back for Aberdeen. Can they hold out for a result?"

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    Another change for Celtic with Nir Bitton coming on for Aleksandar Tonev.

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    Dougie Kinnear: "Jack's challenge identical to Scott Brown's challenge on McGinn in first half! Guess who gets the yellow?!? #bbcsportscot"

  163. GREAT SAVE!

    Another fine effort from the Dons and another save from Craig Gordon. This time it is Willo Flood with the shot from outside the box and the goalkeeper beats the ball away to preserve Celtic's lead.

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    Aberdeen were considering withdrawing David Goodwillie before he got that goal but Adam Rooney remains benched for the moment.


    Ryan Jack is booked for a heavy challenge on Stefan Johansen.

  166. GREAT SAVE!

    Aberdeen threaten an equaliser with Niall McGinn smacking a shot against the palms of Craig Gordon.

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    A series of substitution. Celtic bring on John Guidetti for his debut as well as Beram Kayal with Stefan Scepovic and Scott Brown coming off. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Nicky Low for Aberdeen.

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    The striker had been largely anonymous until that goal but he was in the right place at the right time.

  169. GOAL

    Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen (Goodwillie)

    David Goodwillie nods in for his first Aberdeen goal after Andrew Considine wins a header at the back post.

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    Former Aberdeen defender Willie Miller

    "There's no physical presence at all from David Goodwillie."


    Celtic threaten again. A superb curling shot from Kris Commons clips the top of the crossbar on its way out.

  172. CLOSE!

    Callum McGregor cuts in from the left and curls a delicate shot wide of the Aberdeen goal.

  173. GREAT SAVE!

    Peter Pawlett brings Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon into action for the first time in the second half, the Aberdeen man firing in a shot from the edge of the box.

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    This Commons shot would take a deflection on its way into the net.

    Kris Commons scores for Celtic against Aberdeen
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    Decent attack from Aberdeen with David Goodwillie and Ryan Jack doing well to retain possession. They eventually win a corner but the delivery is poor.

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    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter at Celtic Park

    "The home fans seem pretty pleased with what they've seen from their side. Aberdeen have decent options on the bench as they try to claw their way back, with Adam Rooney and Barry Robson among others capable of making a second-half impact."

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    Celtic are on course for their first win since 16 August.

  178. GOAL

    Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen (Commons)

    Kris Commons finds the net via a deflection off Shaleum Logan. That goal came 24 seconds into the second half.

  179. KICK-OFF

    Celtic begin the second half.

  180. HALF-TIME

    Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen

    Jason Denayer's scrappy goal separates the sides at the break. The hosts have had plenty of chances to add to their lead while Aberdeen have had their moments in attack.


    One minute of stoppage time begins.

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    Vital header from Emilio Izaguirre denies Shaleum Logan the chance to head in Niall McGinn's cross. Good attack from Aberdeen.

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    A fine move from Celtic on their left-hand side. Callum McGregor plays a one-two with Aleksandar Tonev before crossing but Kris Commons cannot convert at the back post.

  184. CLOSE!

    Kris Commons links up well with Celtic team-mate Scott Brown before bending a shot just wide of Jamie Langfield's goal.

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    Nicky Low sizes up a long-range shot at the Celtic goal. It has power but is too high.

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    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter at Celtic Park

    "Celtic look very comfortable thus far, with Aleksandar Tonev looking lively on his debut. Ronny Deila would want them to have capitalised to a greater degree on their dominance, because at 1-0 Aberdeen will rightly feel they're still in the match."

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    This was the scramble that resulted in Celtic's early goal. Efe Ambrose had the shot but Jason Denayer (centre) appeared to get the final touch.

    Celtic score against Aberdeen
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    Callum McGregor is in the mood today. He twists and turns away from Andrew Considine before curving a shot wide of the Aberdeen goal.


    Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev hits the outside of the left-hand post. from the left flank. It may have been better to centre from that position.

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    Celtic have largely dominated the start of this match but there have been signs that Aberdeen will get openings.

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    David Goodwillie chases a loose passback from Efe Ambrose and wins the ball in a challenge with Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon but the ball goes out for a goal kick.

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    Callum McGregor troubles Aberdeen on their left-hand side. The tricky winger escapes Andrew Considine and cuts the ball across but Jamie Langfield punches the ball clear.

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    Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson is watching from the stand today as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

    Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson
  195. GREAT SAVE!

    Scott Brown draws a save from Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.

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    And then David Goodwillie smacks the ball high and wide after being presented with an excellent chance on the edge of the Celtic box.

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    Aberdeen's Mark Reynolds heads wide of the Celtic goal from a Nicky Low free-kick.

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    Andrew: "Great start from Celtic, an early goal was just what they needed today to settle the nerves."

  199. #bbcsportscot

    Gordon Bowie: "#bbcsportscot Scott Brown will be wishing he had delayed his comeback once Peter Pawlett gives him the runaround 2day,SB be chasing shadows"


    Stefan Scepovic tucks the ball into the net but the Celtic striker will need to wait for his first goal for this new club as the offside flag had been raised against him.

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    Kris Commons heads Emilio Izaguirre's cross wide of the Aberdeen goal.

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    Now Aberdeen win a corner and the ball drops to Andrew Considine on the edge of the box but his looping shot is easily collected by goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

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    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter at Celtic Park

    "This almost seems a fresh start to the season for Celtic manager Ronny Deila, with his captain Scott Brown available to him for the first time and his new signings all fit and ready to play.

    "This truly is Ronny Deila's team and despite Aberdeen's bright start here, that early goal will do wonders for the home side's confidence."

  204. GOAL

    Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen (Denayer)

    Celtic are in front. Efe Ambrose's volley from Kris Commons comes off Jason Denayer then the crossbar before finding its way into the net.

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    A Kris Commons shot deflects off Mark Reynolds and goes wide.

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    Both sides just sizing each other up in the opening couple of minutes. Lots of passes but most of them in non-attacking areas.

  207. KICK-OFF

    Aberdeen start the match.

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    Celtic's recent signings John Guidetti and Wakaso Mubarak are on the bench and could make their first appearances for Ronny Deila's side today.

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    Kick-off approaching at Celtic Park.


    Will David Goodwillie break his Aberdeen duck at Celtic Park today?

    Aberdeen forward David Goodwillie

    Scott Brown makes his first Celtic appearance of the season. The club captain has been out with a hamstring injury.

    Celtic captain Scott Brown
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    Later, at 17:30 BST, Scotland's women take on Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier. You can follow the action here.

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    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "We've made the exact same start as we did last season, six points from 12. It's not ideal but it's not a disaster. Hopefully we can get a performance today that'll help us win the game.

    "We're against a team who've got the quality to give you problems."

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    Celtic manager Ronny Deila

    "To have the captain back is very important. I've seen Scott everyday in training. He has fantastic energy and he's a leader.

    "He [Scepovic] is a target player. I think we did right to be patient and get the right players in. We're going to use a lot of players."

  217. LINE-UPS

    Celtic: Gordon, Ambrose, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre, McGregor, Brown, Johansen, Tonev, Commons, Scepovic. Subs: Biton, Guidetti, Stokes, Zaluska, Wakaso, Kayal, O'Connell.

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Logan, Taylor, Reynolds, Considine, Pawlett, Jack, Low, Flood, McGinn, Goodwillie. Subs: Monakana, Rooney, Smith, Robson, Brown, Murray, Wright.

    Referee: Bobby Madden.

  218. TEAM NEWS

    Aleksandar Tonev and Stefan Scepovic make their Celtic debuts while captain Scott Brown makes his first appearance of the season following injury.

    For the Dons, David Goodwillie and Niall McGinn start in attack, Adam Rooney is on the bench. Manager Derek McInnes had hoped to include Jonny Hayes but the winger has been given leave to attend to his wife's impending labour.

  219. Post update

    There are also ties in the first round of the Scottish Cup.

  220. Post update

    Later on, there are more league fixtures kicking off at 15:00 BST.

  221. Post update

    First up is Celtic v Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

  222. Post update

    Good afternoon and welcome to today's live Scottish football coverage.