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Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Top-six title contenders

Join us against tomorrow to see if Celtic can take advantage of Aberdeen's stumble to increase their eight-point lead at the top of the table when they entertain struggling St Johnstone.

Hibs improved their Europa League qualification hopes by beating the Dons today, while Kilmarnock moved into the top six with their win away to Motherwell.

Can Rangers draw level with Aberdeen as they visit relegation-haunted Hamilton?

See you tomorrow for more thrills from the Premiership, plus there's the second Scottish Challenge Cup semi-final between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Crusaders.

And don't forget you can watch Hibs' win over Aberdeen live on BBC Alba now.

Top six
BBC Sport

Bottom-six battle

Dundee were the big moves in the bottom six today and tomorrow Hamilton and St Johnstone have a chance to improve their chances of avoiding the relegation zone.

However, they have it tough, with Accies at home to in-form Rangers and Saints visiting leaders Celtic.

Bottom six
BBC Sport

Murray the man for Dee

You can read how former Tangerine Simon Murray emerged a Dark Blues hero against Partick Thistle.

Dundee striker Simon Murray celebrates scoring against Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

Simon Murray scores twice in the last six minutes as Dundee come from behind to defeat Partick Thistle.

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Djoum out for season

There was bad news for Hearts and Arnaud Djoum with the news that the midfielder could be ruled out for "seven or eight months" after snapping his Achilles against Ross County.

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum suffers a snapped Achilles against Ross County

Djoum out for 'seven or eight months'

Hearts manager Craig Levein says midfielder Arnaud Djoum could be out for "seven or eight months" after snapping his Achilles.

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Killie are smash-and-grab kings

Jonathan Sutherland has been hailing resilient Kilmarnock as they win away to Motherwell.

Stephen O'Donnell

Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock narrowly beat Motherwell to go above the Steelmen into sixth place in the Scottish Premiership.

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Hibs down disappointing Dons

Chris McLaughlin has been enthusing about Hibs' dominant performance against title-chasing Aberdeen.

Hibs players celebrate

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Hibernian boost their European qualification hopes after a dominant second-half against Aberdeen at a packed Easter Road.

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Naismith rescues point for County

FT: Ross County 1-1 Heart of Midlothian

What seems like hours ago, Jason Naismith's equaliser secured Ross County a point against Hearts and here's Brian McLauchlin's impressions of the game in Dingwall.

Ross County's Jason Naismith celebrates scoring against Hearts

Ross County 1-1 Heart of Midlothian

Jason Naismith strikes late to cancel out Kyle Lafferty's opener and secure a point for Ross County against Hearts.

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McFadden confirms Scotland talks

Former Scotland striker James McFadden has been talking to BBC Scotland about the possibility of joining Alex McLeish's backroom staff with the national side.

James McFadden

McFadden 'looking forward' to Scotland role

James McFadden has held brief talks with new Scotland head coach Alex McLeish about joining the national team's backroom staff.

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'Decision-making failed us' - Robinson

FT: Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson: "It's probably the best we have played in terms of possession and our quality of play.

"I've been told we put 30 crosses into the box and 12 corners, so you've got to be getting on the end of them - there's something that I'm looking at that I'm disappointed with.

Stephen Robinson

"Our decision-making in the final third should have been better at times, we had great opportunities to put people through and we chose the wrong option.

"Our deliveries at set plays at times were not good enough, but there are a lot of things that I can be very pleased with, although the emotion is obviously always dictated by the result."

Top two slip up as Clyde march on

Scottish League Two

It's as you were at the top of League Two after Montrose and Peterhead both slipped up.

Montrose, who remain six points ahead but who have played two games more than the Blue Toon, were held to a 2-2 draw away to Elgin City, while Peterhead slipped up with a 1-1 draw at home to Berwick Rangers.

Stenhousemuir, 1-0 winners over Edinburgh City, and Stirling Albion, who eased aside Annan Athletic 3-0, narrowed the gap on the top two.

Clyde continued their revival under manager Danny Lennon with a fifth straight victory thanks to a double from former Scotland striker David Goodwillie against Cowdenbeath.

It means that the Blue Brazil slip nine points below Edinburgh at the foot of the table and look destined to be facing a play-off to preserve their league status at the end of the season.

Ayr make ground on Rovers

Scottish League One

Ayr have narrowed the gap on League One leaders Raith Rovers to six points after their 3-0 win over East Fife.

Rovers, who have played one game more, were held to a 2-2 draw away to Albion Rovers.

The two sides below Ayr lost ground after Arbroath and Alloa Athletic finished goalless.

Result of the day was from Forfar Athletic, who not only lifted themselves off the foot of the table but did so with a 5-1 thrashing of promotion-chasing Stranraer.

Hibs 'murdered' Dons - McInnes

FT: Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes tells BBC Scotland: "Even though the score was 2-0, I thought we got murdered today.

"The player who took responsibility was in a green and white shirt. They won more tackles, they were brighter, had a better appetite than us.

"You can sometimes accept when you haven't played well but you still see us taking responsibility for it.

"I didn't think we did that enough, which is unusual for us. We were lucky to get away with two.

Aberdeen's Ryan Christie and Hibernian's Paul Hanlon
Aberdeen's Ryan Christie and Hibernian's Paul Hanlon

"I don't know where it's come from. We went into the game in good form.

"We never won a tackle today, we were really poor.

"We murdered Hibs at Pittodrie 4-1 and that for me today was similar. Hibs put their revenge on us and thoroughly deserved it."

Livi narrow gap on Buddies

Scottish Championship

St Mirren's surprise 4-1 thumping by Livingston means the West Lothian side move to within 11 points of the Championship leaders with a game in hand.

Morton's second-half equaliser away to Queen of the South is enough to move the Greenock outfit into fourth ahead of Dunfermline Athletic having played one game less.

Queens are now level with the Pars but behind on goal difference.

Falkirk's late winner away to Brechin lifts the Bairns nine points clear of second bottom Dumbarton, although the Sons do have three games in hand.

Brechin's latest defeat leaves the part-timers 16 points adrift and heading for certain relegation.

Clarke hails 'unbelievable character'

FT: Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke on BBC Radio Scotland: "We knew it would be a tough game and I thought the first half was even, but we got the goal.

"Second half, Motherwell were more dominant and we started to run out of legs because of the midweek game.

"But you have to say the character of the players here is unbelievable and we managed to take the three points."

Kris Boyd leads Kilmarnock's celebrations
Kris Boyd led Kilmarnock's celebrations at Fir Park

Murray in a late hurry

FT: Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

What a difference six minutes make. Partick Thistle were comfortable and looking at moving above both visitors Dundee and St Johnstone into eighth place thanks to Conor Sammon's first-half striker.

Suddenly, two late Simon Murray strikes and the Glasgow side are left only one point above second-bottom Hamilton, who have three games in hand.

Meanwhile, the Dark Blues leave with the points and they are the ones to overtake St Johnstone.

Simon Murray celebrates scoring for Dundee

Dons fail to narrow gap

FT: Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

How often has it happened in recent years when Aberdeen have failed to capitalise on Celtic playing on a Sunday after a European tie?

Their defeat at Easter Road means Derek McInnes' side fail to narrow the eight-point gap with the reigning champions, who can obviously extend it further tomorrow at home to St Johnstone.

Hibs, meanwhile, move to within two points of third-top Rangers, who take on Hamilton tomorrow, and are now nine points clear of Hearts after their city rivals drew with Ross County earlier.

Lennon 'could not be more delighted'

FT: Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon on BBC Radio Scotland: "I thought we were outstanding against a very good side who came into the game in real form.

"I could not be more delighted.

"I was delighted for Martin Boyle, who has had a wee mental block against Aberdeen because he is an Aberdeen boy, but he was excellent and got his goal.

"We are in good form and they played some great football and it is a wee bonus for us.

"We are in a good place just now and we just need to maintain that now."

Hibernian's Florian Kamberi celebrates after doubling the lead
Florian Kamberi celebrates after doubling Hibs' lead

Killie's Clarke revolution continues

FT: Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Fir Park

Steve Clarke guides Kilmarnock to yet another win and a victory that means his side leapfrog Motherwell into the top six.

Stephen O’Donnell with an absolute beauty from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

Kilmarnock deserved the win due to the fine goal and a resilience that has been there since Clarke arrived.

Motherwell pay the price for a lack of cutting edge.


Championship, League One & League Two

Scottish Challenge Cup semi-final

The New Saints v Dumbarton (19:35)

Scottish Championship

Brechin City 0-1 Falkirk

Livingston 4-1 St Mirren

Queen of the South 1-1 Greenock Morton

Scottish League One

Airdrieonians 2-1 Queen's Park

Albion Rovers 2-2 Raith Rovers

Arbroath 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Ayr United 3-0 East Fife

Forfar Athletic 5-1 Stranraer

Scottish League Two

Clyde 2-0 Cowdenbeath

Elgin City 2-2 Montrose

Peterhead 1-1 Berwick Rangers

Stenhousemuir 1-0 Edinburgh City

Stirling Albion 3-0 Annan Athletic

FULL-TIME Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

An impressive second half from Hibs and, inspired by the performances of Scott Allan and John McGinn, they could have scored more than their two goals.

Martin Boyle and Florian Kamberi got the goals, but Jamie Maclaren, Scott Allan and Darren MacGregor all could have added more.

Martin Boyle heads Hibs into the lead against Aberdeen
Martin Boyle headed Hibs into the lead against Aberdeen

Edinburgh festival of football

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Willie Miller

Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

They are in party mood here at Easter Road. A sensational second-half performance


Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

One goal proves to be enough for Kilmarnock - not the first time we've said that this season and it'll probably not be the last.

Stephen O'Donnell's first-half strike followed by some backs-to-the-wall defending ensured Steve Clarke's side came out on top at Fir Park.

Kilmarnock celebrate
O'Donnell (right) also scored last weekend against Brora Rangers

FULL-TIME Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

An amazing late Simon Murray double secures a win for Dundee that looked unlikely for most of the match at Firhill.

Thistle are left wondering what hit them in a whirlwind finish in Glasgow.

GOAL Livingston 4-1 St Mirren

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson pounces on another defensive blunder from the Championship-leading Buddies to secure the points for the second-top side.

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Hibs have been excellent, but Jamie Maclaren has been poor in front of goal for Neil Lennon's side.

Little has gone right for the Austrlian striker in front of goal and three times now he has passed up a golden opportunity.

This time, he mistimes his run and fails to get on to the end of a through ball that would have put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

GOAL Brechin City 0-1 Falkirk

Alex Jakubiak

On-loan Watford striker Alex Jakubiak looks to have secured the points for Falkirk with a late goal against 10-man Brechin.

GOAL Partick Thistle 1-2 Dundee

Simon Murray

Last-gasp drama? Thistle fail to clear a corner kick, Steven Caulker strikes from inside the six-yard box, the ball bounces off two home defenders, and Simon Murray is on hand to nod it into the net from close range for his second of the game.

The on-loan Hibs striker has had an amazing last few minutes. After his goal, he had another ruled out for offside, forced goalkeeper Tomas Cerny to push a shot off the post and then made sure of what could be the winning goal.

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Aberdeen goalkeeper Freddie Woodman gets his fingertips to Martin Boyle's low shot then Jamie Maclaren has another chance for the home side a minute later and he really should put the ball either side of Woodman.

Scott Allan is next to have a pop and Woodman can't hold his shot, conceding a corner kick.

Hibs have been excellent in the second half and 2-0 looks like it is going to flatter Aberdeen.

GOAL Partick Thistle 1-1 Dundee

Simon Murray

Out of the blue, Dundee are level.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith squares the ball across goal and, sliding in at the back post, Simon Murray turns the ball over the line for his first goal since joining Dundee on loan from Hibs.


Partick Thistle 1-0 Dundee

Dundee almost grab an equaliser as Mark O'Hara's dipping shot is deflected just wide.

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Hibs will feel they should have head a third goal by now to make up for their 4-1 defeat at Pittodrie earlier in the season.

Scott Allan races through the middle, feeds the ball to Jamie Maclaren, but goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is out quickly to block his shot.


Queen of the South 1-1 Greenock Morton

Queen of the South are left raging as Stephen Dobbie celebrates what would have been a superb goal, but the referee doesn't it give it after Derek Gaston claws the strike off the line.

The home side are claiming it was well over.

What a challenge!

Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Scott Boyd makes a crucial interception as Curtis Main canters towards goal with the intent of firing an equaliser for Motherwell.

Kilmarnock clinging on.

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

Kenny McLean hits a powerful long-range shot that goalkeeper Ofir Marciano can only parry, but Hibs captain Paul Hanlon gets there before Niall McGinn and clears.

Killie on the up

Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Fir Park

This is shaping up to be a huge win for Kilmarnock should it finish this way.

They will leapfrog Motherwell into the top six, plus they have two games in hand.

He may not have been the man Scotland wanted, but Steve Clarke will certainly do for Kilmarnock!

The astonishing progress looks like continuing.

Kilmarnock's Kirk Broadfoot and Stephen O'Donnell celebrate
Stephen O'Donnell (right) fired Kilmarnock into the lead

RED CARD Aaron Lynas

Brechin City 0-0 Falkirk

Bottom side Brechin are in deeper trouble as they look for their first league win of the season as they are reduced to 10 men after a two-footed challenge from Aaron Lynas on Tom Taiwo.

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

It should be 3-0. Darren McGregor has a chance at the back post from Scott Allan's free-kick, but he somehow manages to steer his header away from goal when he has the goal gaping. A huge let-off for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen are being overrun

Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen

"At the moment, you can't see a way back into this game for Aberdeen. Hibs are totally dominant. Derek McInnes is going to have to change something - they need to gain a foothold in the middle of the park, they are getting overrun

Michael StewartBBC Scotland pundit


Partick Thistle 1-0 Dundee

Almost a second goal for the home side as Conor Sammon flicks on Miles Storey's cross and Chris Erskine spins inside the area and shoots on target only for Dundee goalkeeper Elliot Parish to block on the line.

Well need a goal

Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Fir Park

Motherwell can feel slightly sore that they are 1-0 down.

They probably edged it in terms of overall play in the first half without making the breakthrough.

But Kilmarnock are a tough nut to crack under Steve Clarke and, when they got their chance, they took it - a fantastic strike from Stephen O’Donnell, a 25 yard daisycutter lasered into the bottom corner of the net.

No sign of a Motherwell cutting edge thus far in the second half.