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  1. FT: Dundee 2-1 St Johnstone, Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
  2. FT: Partick Th 2-1 Hamilton, Ross County 0-0 Motherwell
  3. FT: Hibernian 2-1 Celtic
  4. County drop to the foot of the table
  5. Celtic remain one win away from seventh consecutive title

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK


What an eventful day, eh?

Hibernian dashed Celtic's hopes of securing the Premiership title at Easter Road - and in the process boosted their target of finishing second this term.

And later, victories for Partick Thistle, Dundee and Aberdeen; while Ross County and Motherwell settle for a point apiece.

We'll have more reaction to today's games on our site and social platforms; we're back tomorrow for Rangers v Hearts v Rangers at Ibrox. Hope you can join us then.


Robinson makes case for the defence...

FT: Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson: "As the game went on, I thought we ground them down a bit. It was a scrappy affair and you have a team fighting for their lives. We matched them every step of the way and it' s credit to our boys - an 18th clean sheet for the season."

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson
Stephen Robinson says Well matched a team "fighting for their lives"

Canning laments 'criminal' goals

FT: Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton

Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning: "I'm disappointed and frustrated. We're 1-0 up and have two great chances at the start of the second half, through on goal twice, and if it's 2-0 then the game is probably done. We don't do that and then we lose two goals from set pieces, which is criminal."

Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning
Martin Canning was left to rue Hamilton's profligacy and slack defending

Ferguson upbeat despite County league placing

FT: Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Ross County interim co-manager Steve Ferguson: "We find ourselves bottom of the league after today's game but the positive for us is how we stood up to a flying Motherwell team at the moment.

"We take lots of positives from today, albeit we find ourselves back at the bottom of the league."

Ross County interim co-manager Steve Ferguson
Steve Ferguson says Ross County take "lots of positives from today"

McCann 'so proud' of his Dundee team

FT: Dundee 2-1 St Johnstone

Dundee manager Neil McCann: "I was pretty far from being relaxed, I didn’t enjoy that one bit. I know I’ve seen managers in the past spend time up [in the stand] and I can understand why they want to get down. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to get down [because of a one-match touchline ban].

"I’m so proud of everybody involved, because it’s a big result. We haven’t had a lot of wins at home, so it was really important that we started off these five games with a win against St Johnstone.

"That’s us now beaten them three times this season, but none more important than today. We had to earn it. Once they got back on level terms it would have been easy for us to feel sorry for ourselves, but we went for it.

Dundee manager Neil McCann

"Moussa was fantastic, his all-round play, the holding up, his work rate, and it was a super header. I really don’t have a failure and that goes to the bench as well. What a big three points, I’m so happy.

"[Elliott Parish] made some great saves, but he’s doing his job. When the defenders can’t cut out a cross and one of their forwards gets on it, you’re hoping he steps up and makes the saves. He did that when he was called upon.

"[A handshake with Tommy Wright] won’t be happening. I’ve gone round every one of my players and staff and it’s a great night."

Victory gives Partick Thistle 'real bounce' - Archibald

FT: Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton Accies

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald: "It was a day of emotions, especially with the tribute to John Lambie. It was a fitting way to pay tribute to a good man and get a victory.

"You can see that the crowd was up, and the players got a reaction from that and started the game really well. I thought we were unlucky to go a goal down... but it was a real squad game today.

"It [the victory] was massive and it will give us a real bounce."

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald
Alan Archibald says beating Hamilton Accies is "massive" in the context of their season

Saints defending disappoints Wright

FT: Dundee 2-1 St Johnstone

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright: "If you take the first two minutes and the last two minutes out of it, it was very good and we should have won the game. But from where their free kicks are, we shouldn’t lose goals from those positions.

"We’ve shot ourselves in the foot with the start we made, but we got back in the game, we forced corners, but it was poor defending for the goals. They haven’t troubled us except for a free kick and a Murray shot.

"We kept prodding away. We got into good positions and probably didn’t work their keeper enough, but overall we were in control of the game. With the makeshift side that we had, I thought we did admirably and we shouldn’t have lost the game.

"It’s an opportunists’ goal [by Steven MacLean], the ball breaks to him and he puts it away well. If our fans had any doubts about his commitment, you saw today that he will be committed until he leaves us.

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright
Tommy Wright: "We shot ourselves in the foot"

"[The reaction from Dundee fans] was really good, I enjoyed it. I normally come here and they wouldn’t know my name, so it was brilliant. I had a wee wave.

"I’ve drawn a line under [the dispute with Dundee manager Neil McCann]."

'No complaints over Kilmarnock loss' - Clarke

FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke: "We were a bit hesitant in the first half. We had to reshuffle [team selection] overnight and it maybe took a little time get to grips with the new system.

"The first goal was a consequence of that and we got caught on counter attacking... I thought the reaction as better in the second half and we started off on the front foot.

"We created one or two chances and were unlucky not to score. Then we got done on a second set play. It wasn't a free kick but it was a good delivery into the box and we didn't defend it well enough.

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke
Steve Clarke conceded that it took his Kilmarnock side a while to get going

"I'd rather talk about the players on the pitch [instead of those unavailable this afternoon] and I thought the midfield two [Alan Power and Gary Dicker] eventually got a grip of the midfield.

"We looked a threat going forward. No big complaints... Aberdeen probably just shaded the game."

McInnes delighted with Aberdeen win

FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes: "It's important [after the Scottish Cup semi-final exit] to get back to that winning feeling. We knew that we had to put the work in to get the job done today.

"It was a hard-fought game. I know it was a 2-0 scoreline but I didn't think there was a lot in the game.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes expressed delight at Aberdeen's victory at Rugby Park

"Kilmarnock went with a different shape today and, once we'd made that [tacatical] adjustment after the first 10 to 15 minutes, I thought we had a foothold in the game.

"That was a hard-fought game and I don't think it was any different from any other game we've played against them. It was a very tight match but thankfully we came up with the goals at good times to win the game."

Scottish Premiership bottom six

Ross County are back in the automatic relegation spot after a goalless draw with Motherwell and Partick Thistle beating fellow strugglers Hamilton. Dundee ease their worries with victory over St Johnstone.

Bottom Six
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Scottish Premiership top six

Celtic will have to wait to win the league title after losing to Hibernian and Aberdeen beating Kilmarnock.

And it's quite a battle for second spot.

Top Six
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Dons hold upper hand...

FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

Why can Kilmarnock beat everyone except Aberdeen?

Thistle boost survival hopes

FT: Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton Accies

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Firhill

The Jags have breathed new life into their Premiership survival hopes and have the psychological boost of moving off the bottom of the table, thanks to their first league win in 10 attempts - in that victory they scored their first goals in six matches.

And they did it the hard way - coming from behind - perhaps inspired on what is John Lambie day here - he's got links to both clubs of course - but managed thistle over four different spells and won two league titles with them.



Dumbarton 2-5 Falkirk

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-2 Dunfermline

Livingston 3-0 Brechin City

Queen of the South 3-0 Dundee United

St Mirren 2-1 Greenock Morton


Albion Rovers 1-0 East Fife

Arbroath 2-0 Airdrieonians

Forfar Athletic 1-1 Queen's Park

Stranraer 0-3 Raith Rovers


Annan Athletic 3-1 Stirling Albion

Berwick Rangers 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Edinburgh City 1-3 Clyde

Elgin City 0-1 Peterhead

Stenhousemuir 0-2 Montrose

FULL-TIME Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Ross County slip to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership after their draw against Motherwell is bettered by Partick Thistle's victory over Hamilton Academical.

One point separates the bottom two and it's going to be a tense final three weeks of the season.

FULL-TIME Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton

Stats from Firhill
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FULL-TIME Dundee 2-1 St Johnstone

Stats from Dens Park
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FULL-TIME Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Stats from Rugby Park
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Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

That's the closest thing to a goal in Dingwall.

Ryan Bowman tees it up for Chris Cadden on the edge of the box and the winger's shot rises just over the bar.

Main man off target

Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Curtis Main is through for Motherwell but there's no repeat of his emphatic second-half finish against Aberdeen last week as he drags a tame effort wide of the Ross County goal.

GOAL Dundee 2-1 St Johnstone

Sofien Moussa

More late drama at Dens Park! The home side hit a long free kick into the penalty area and Moussa scores with a header from six yards

GOAL Dundee 1-1 St Johnstone

Steven MacLean

Drama at Dens as St Johnstone score a late, late equaliser. And it's Steven MacLean who is at his predatory best to restore parity for Tommy Wright's charges.

Frustration for County

Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Michael Gardyne fires wide for Ross County.

If there are no change to the scores at Firhill and Victoria Park, County are heading bottom.

Thistle pressing fore more goals

Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton

Accies keeper Gary Woods comes out to dive at Conor Sammon's feet and prevent a third goal from a rejuvenated and rampant Partick Thistle.

'Dons good value for their lead'

Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

Aberdeen seem to be the only side immune to the Steve Clarke effect. The Dons are good value for their lead. Perfect response after the misery of last weekend.

Kris'll do nicely

Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton Accies

Kenny Crawford

BBC Sport Scotland at Firhill

As he's done so many times, Kris Doolan gets Partick Thistle out of a really sticky situation. Eventually, the Jags find their man with a crossed ball and that's the captain's 100th league goal for the Firhill men.

GOAL Partick Thistle 2-1 Hamilton

Ryan Edwards

Incredible scenes at a sun-kissed Firhill. Patick Thistle have come from behind to lead Accies. Ryan Edwards keeps his cool to rifle home through a forest of legs and send the home supporters wild.


Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Scott Fox saves well to deny Ryan Bowman after the Motherwell forward shoots from the edge of the box.

Moments later, Curtis Main goes close for the visitors.


Dundee 1-0 St Johnstone

The visitors come close to an equaliser, as defender Joe Shaughnessy's overhead kick crashes off the crossbar

Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

Harry Souttar's defensive header from Chris Cadden's cross bounces off the top of his own net. Ross County also manage to clear their lines from the ensuing corner.

GOAL Partick Thistle 1-1 Hamilton

Kris Doolan

Thistle do nicely for Partick! It's an equaliser for Alan Archibald's troops as Kris Doolan plants a header into the corner of the net.

Game. On.

'Should Fasan have done better?'

Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Jonathan Sutherland

BBC Sport Scotland at Rugby Park

It has been fantastic for Kilmarnock since Steve Clarke arrived on the scene, but the one side he can’t seem to get the better of is Aberdeen. Should Fasan have done better? It was a good initial save, but the ball was ultimately loose and Shay Logan couldn’t miss.

Ross County 0-0 Motherwell

No shortage of commitment in Dingwall but the quality has been sadly lacking. Motherwell doing most of the pressing so far in the second half but Ross County standing firm for now.

GOAL Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen

Shay Logan

The Dons double their lead with a goal of stunning simplicity. Stevie May's free kick is met by the head of Anthony O'Connor, who forces a superb save from Leo Fasan. However, the keeper can only parry the ball into the path of Shay Logan and the defender rifles home from close range.

A very nifty celebration too...

Shay Logan celebrates in style


Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen

Tempers are fraying under the Rugby Park sun. Stephen O'Donnell and Kenny McLean clash in the middle of the park and both are booked for their troubles.

The Aberdeen midfielder was late with a studs-up challenge and appeared to get a cuff round the ear from the angry Killie full-back.


Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen

The home side are looking for a way back as Kris Boyd hammers in a volley that Joe Lewis does well to stop and moments later the Killie striker heads over the top.


Partick Thistle 0-1 Hamilton

David Templeton sets up Rakish Bingham but his touch deserts him and Partick Thistle earn a reprieve.

McCann content at the moment

Dundee 1-0 St Johnstone

Apart from the Dundee first minute goal not much between the sides. Neil McCann sitting in the front row of the stand will be content with the lead they hold.

GOAL Inverness CT 2-1 Dunfermline

Nathan Austin

The home side have come from behind with what BBC reporter Jim Spence calls "a good old fashioned toe-bash" from Nathan Austin.


Here we go in the second half!