SPL as it happened

SPL champions Celtic win at Inverness Caley Thistle, with three more top flight matches to follow.

9 February 2013 Last updated at 17:32

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  1. 1731: 

    I'm going to sign off. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please join us again on Monday evening for live coverage of Hibernian v St Johnstone.

    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

    "You can see the threat we carry. That's us in the top half. The lads have a bit of belief in themselves and can cause anyone problems."


    Bev from Peterhead: "Brown out now. Don't wait til season ends. Leave now. Depressing negative tactics from the start. Thanks for getting McGinn, now cheerio."

    Stuart: "Craig Brown has done a sterling job of steadying the dons but the club needs new blood in the playing and management dept. Derek Adams deserves a step up."

    Aberdeen manager Craig Brown

    "We're just not getting the breaks."

  5. 1722: 

    In the First Division, Morton's 4-0 win at Airdrie has taken Allan Moore's side eight points clear at the top.

    Queen of the South are now 18 points ahead at the top of Division Two after their 2-1 victory against Stenhousemuir.

    And Third Division leaders Rangers, 4-0 winners against Queen's Park, have also extended their advantage to 22 points.

  6. 1715: 

    Sportsound Extra is coming up on BBC Radio Scotland with host Kenny Macintyre joined by Stuart Cosgrove, Billy Dodds and Graham Spiers.


    BBC Scotland's @Kenny_Crawford: "Today is the first time ever that Esmael Goncalves has failed to score in a St Mirren game #goaldrought #bbcsportsound"

    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

    "I just thought our luck was out today. Our inability to take our chances is what's cost us. I can't be too harsh on the players today because I thought they were excellent. [The red cards] were both rash challenges. It's not what we want to see."

  9. 1710: 

    It's been a good day for Celtic, Dundee United and Kilmarnock. SPL leaders Celtic are now 18 points clear of Inverness and Motherwell, while United have moved up to sixth. Kilmarnock have also risen up the table, sitting eighth.

  10. 1708: 
    FULL-TIME- SFL scores

    First Division

    Airdrie Utd 0-4 Morton

    Cowdenbeath 4-1 Falkirk

    Hamilton 1-2 Dunfermline

    Livingston 2-3 Dumbarton

    Second Division

    Albion Rovers 0-1 Arbroath

    Alloa Athletic 2-2 Ayr United

    East Fife 1-2 Forfar Athletic

    Queen of the South 2-1 Stenhousemuir

    Third Division

    Berwick Rangers 3-3 Clyde

    East Stirlingshire 2-4 Peterhead

    Elgin City 3-1 Annan Athletic

    Rangers 4-0 Queen's Park

    Stirling Albion 3-1 Montrose

  11. 1700: 

    The Sportsound - Open all Mics web stream is just about to finish. Please click here to listen to post-match reaction and Sportsound Extra.

  12. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell

    Motherwell lose two goals and two men at Rugby Park as Kilmarnock run out winners and reach eighth place in the league.

  13. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Dundee United 3-1 Hearts

    Jackie McNamara makes it two wins out of two as Dundee United manager with the victory against Hearts moving the Tannadice side up to sixth in the SPL.

  14. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Aberdeen 0-0 St Mirren

    It ends without a goal at Pittodrie.

  15. 1652: 

    Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield comes out to deal with a passback but the ball bobbles over his foot and almost ends in his net. However, the Dons fans rest easy when the ball is retrieved.


    @onemorethenhome: "Today's referee at Pittodrie has set new levels of ineptitude and inconsistency! What will @ScottishFA do about it? Nothing!"

  17. 1649: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 3-1 Hearts (Gardyne)

    Michael Gardyne slides in to force home Jon Daly's teasing cross from the left as United secure the three points at Tannadice.

  18. 1647: 
    RED CARD- Keith Lasley (Motherwell)

    Motherwell are unravelling at Rugby Park as skipper Keith Lasley is sent packing for an ugly challenge.

  19. 1645: 

    Paul Heffernan is one-on-one with Darren Randolph but the Killie striker can't find a way past the Motherwell keeper.

  20. 1644: 

    Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield spreads himself to keep out Paul McGowan's shot, with the St Mirren forward having looked destined to score.

  21. 1644: 

    Three of today's four SPL matches have featured a red card.

  22. 1642: 
    RED CARD- Fraser Kerr (Motherwell)

    Motherwell are down to 10 men as substitute Fraser Kerr is sent off for chopping down Paul Heffernan.

    BBC Scotland reporter Chick Young at Rugby Park

    "That second goal for Kilmarnock appears to have killed the game off. Motherwell heads have gone down now."


    Greg in Blairgowrie: "Ngoooooooooal!! C'mon the jambos!"

  25. 1639: 

    Approaching the final 10 minutes at Pittodrie, Rugby Park and Tannadice. Will we get any more goals?

  26. 1636: 

    That's Michael Ngoo's third goal since joining Hearts in January.

  27. 1635: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 2-1 Hearts (Ngoo)

    Michael Ngoo smacks a shot high into the Dundee United net after the ball fell kindly to him from a Hearts corner. Can the 10 men get something at Tannadice?


    Rob, Port Seton: "Nice that everyone trying to keep Hibs in the top 4. Thanks."

  29. 1632: 
    RED CARD- Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen)

    The hosts are down to 10 men against St Mirren with Mark Reynolds' handball punished with a second yellow card.

  30. 1631: 

    Keith Lasley has the ball in the net but the Motherwell midfielder is left disappointed by the raised offside flag.

  31. 1629: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell (Gros)

    Kilmarnock double their lead with William Gros stooping to convert with a downward header.

  32. 1628: 

    Michael Ngoo hits the bar for a second time, on this occasion unleashing a shot from 25 yards. Hearts have had no luck at Tannadice.

  33. 1627: 

    Willo Flood is certainly in the mood today. The Dundee Untied midfielder smacks in a shot that Jamie MacDonald can only parry clear with his hands.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

    "The managers have clearly got into the players at half-time and told them they have a responsibility to make a go of it. And it's worked, because we've got a much better game on our hands now."

  35. 1622: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 2-0 Hearts (Flood)

    United double their lead with Willo Flood finishing well at the end of a superb one-two with Johnny Russell.

  36. 1621: 

    As things stand, Dundee United and Kilmarnock will move up to sixth and eighth, respectively.

  37. 1616: 

    Hearts keeper Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away after Johnny Russell's low cross is missed by Jon Daly.

  38. 1614: 

    Gary Mackay-Steven is seeing plenty of the ball down the Dundee United left wing but the home side have not added to their single-goal advantage.

  39. 1613: 
    Rugby update

    Scotland have beaten Italy 34-10 at Murrayfield.

  40. 1609: 

    St Mirren keeper Craig Samson pulls off a save from Jonny Hayes' angled shot. At the other end, Gary Teale tests Aberdeen stopper Jamie Langfield with an effort of his own.

  41. 1606: 

    Northern Ireland international Sammy Clingan is on for his Kilmarnock debut, taking the place of Ross Barbour, who was an injury doubt before kick-off.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

    "It's got to be a better second half. It can't get any worse."

  43. 1605: 

    Second halves up and running.


    @onemorethenhome: "Local Hero Paul Lawrie with the Ryder Cup Trophy. Highlight of game so far! #aberdeenfc #bbcsportsound"

    Jeroen Tesselaar and Chris Humphrey Kilmarnock are in front but Motherwell have had their chances at Rugby Park
  46. 1558: 
    HALF-TIME- Third Division scores

    Berwick Rangers 0-1 Clyde

    East Stirlingshire 0-4 Peterhead

    Elgin City 3-0 Annan Athletic

    Rangers 0-0 Queen's Park

    Stirling Albion 2-1 Montrose

  47. 1556: 
    HALF-TIME- Second Division scores

    Albion Rovers 0-1 Arbroath

    Alloa Athletic 0-1 Ayr United

    East Fife 0-1 Forfar Athletic

    Queen of the South 2-0 Stenhousemuir

  48. 1555: 
    HALF-TIME- First Division scores

    Airdire United 0-2 Morton

    Cowdenbeath 2-1 Falkirk

    Hamilton 0-1 Dunfermline

    Livingston 2-2 Dumbarton

  49. 1551: 
    HALF-TIME- Kilmarnock 1-0 Motherwell

    It's also time for a break at Rugby Park. Killie are in front, but only just with Motherwell piling on the pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes.

  50. 1550: 
    HALF-TIME- Dundee United 1-0 Hearts

    What a tough first half for Hearts at Tannadice - a goal down, a captain downed and a player down. They have done well to keep it to just 1-0.

  51. 1549: 
    HALF-TIME- Aberdeen 0-0 St Mirren

    No goals and little to talk about in the first half at Pittodrie.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

    "Nothing to report. It's been very disappointed fare."


    Anonymous: "Has Willie fallen asleep??"

    No, but there's not been much to report from Pittodrie. Hopefully, Mr Miller has a much more entertaining second half to watch.

  54. 1544: 

    At Tannadice, Andy Webster is a busy man in the centre of the Hearts defence as United launch balls into the box.

  55. 1543: 

    The one-way traffic continues at Rugby Park as Stevie Hammell zings in a strike that Kyle Letheren holds at the second attempt. Keith Lasley then misses a golden chance from close range after a slick passing move.

  56. 1543: 

    Nearing half-time. The opening period has flown by at Tannadice and Rugby Park but it's been much less eventful at Pittodrie.

    BBC Radio Scotland reporter Jim Spence

    "United just have an energy about them I haven't seen in a long, long time."

  58. 1538: 

    More Motherwell pressure, Michael Higdon dives to meet a Stevie Hammell cross but the striker's header flashes narrowly wide.

  59. 1537: 

    Simon Ramsden's header cannons off the crossbar as Motherwell once again go close from a corner.

  60. 1535: 

    Back to the football. Johnny Russell nips in at the near post to stab a shot wide of the Hearts goal. Jackie McNamara must be delighted by the start to his managerial tenure at Dundee United.

  61. 1534: 
    Rugby latest

    Another try for Scotland! Stuart Hogg crosses and Greig Laidlaw converts to make it 27-3.

  62. 1533: 

    Motherwell cause more problems from a corner but Kilmarnock clear the danger after an almighty scramble.

  63. 1531: 
    Rugby latest

    Scotland now 20-3 up against Italy, Matt Scott's try added to by Greig Laidlaw's conversion.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller at Pittodrie

    "Both teams are trying to pass the ball, but the best word I can use to describe this game is lethargic."

    BBC Scotland's Keir Murray

    "That is a very harsh decision by Willie Collum. Ryan Stevenson was certainly stretching to get the ball but his tackle was controlled and did not appear to be dangerous. Hearts are up against it now."

  66. 1529: 

    So, plenty happening at Tannadice and Rugby Park but the game at Pittodrie is still to liven up.

  67. 1527: 
    RED CARD- Ryan Stevenson (Hearts)

    Ryan Stevenson is shown a straight red card for a tackle on Gary Mackay-Steven. Hearts are down to 10 men.

  68. 1527: 

    Motherwell continue to press at Rugby Park as a Shaun Hutchinson header is cleared off the line by Mo Sissoko.


    Craig from Perth: "We're travelling 180 miles round trip to see Aberdeen today. People need to get behind the team."

  70. 1525: 

    Television replays show that, after heading the ball clear, Marius Zaliukas landed on Johnny Russell's foot and badly twisted his left ankle.

  71. 1524: 

    A bad kick out from goalkeeper Kyle Letheren lands Kilmarnock in trouble as the ball is quickly delivered back into the penalty box but a sliding Keith Lasley cannot convert.


    BBC Scotland football reporter Jim Spence liked that Ngoo shot: "If that had been on target it would have burst the net and gone through the Shed End."

  73. 1522: 

    Hearts striker Michael Ngoo smacks the crossbar with a turn and powerful shot that has the United keeper clutching fresh air.

  74. 1521: 

    It's game over for Marius Zaliukas as Darren Barr comes on to replace him. The Hearts skipper was in some pain after a challenge by Johnny Russell.

  75. 1520: 

    Aberdeen have the first effort at Pittodrie with Jonny Hayes' shot not seriously troubling the St Mirren rearguard.

  76. 1518: 

    Hearts are using Danny Wilson as an attacking threat. His cross from deep on the left is aimed at big Michael Ngoo but the Dundee United defence get it clear.

  77. 1517: 

    Kilmarnock's goal has been officially listed as a Stevie Hammell own goal.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

    "It's a bit of a yawn here, nothing happening in the penalty boxes at all. Aberdeen look like they are suffering from a cup hangover."

  79. 1515: 
    Rugby latest

    Scotland lead Italy 13-3 at half-time.

  80. 1514: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 1-0 Motherwell

    A shot from Ross Barbour takes a huge deflection off Stevie Hammell and spins beyond Motherwell keeper Darren Randolph.

  81. 1511: 

    Well, there's an early answer. Marius Zaliukas heads towards the United goal but the Hearts captain does not get quite enough purchase on it, allowing Rado Cierzniak to gather.

  82. 1510: 

    It will be interesting to see how well Hearts settle into the match at Tannadice after that early set-back. United look very lively.

    BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

    "Nothing to report from Pittodrie - Aberdeen have had more of the ball - penalty box to penalty box stuff, but no goals and nothing for either goalkeeper to do so far. A very slow start to the encounter."


    Tam M, Renfrew: "Really annoyed Lennon has dropped McGinn, Van Zanten and Carey to fit in his favourites Dummet and McLean. This is why we have no consistency by changing the team all the time. If its not broke, don't fix it. We have made one change in last three games and won them all. "

  85. 1506: 

    More pressure from Dundee United and Willo Flood's piledriver is right down the throat of Jamie MacDonald.

  86. 1506: 

    A hip injury is the reason for Cammy Bell's absence from the Killie team.

  87. 1504: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 1-0 Hearts (Russell)

    Johnny Russell scored after 13 seconds last Saturday and he's waited until the second minute to put United ahead this week, turning smartly before planting a low shot into the net.

  88. 1504: 
    Rugby latest

    Over at Murrayfield, Tim Visser has just gone over for Scotland and Greig Laidlaw's conversion puts the hosts 13-0 up against Italy.

  89. 1501: 

    Matches are underway.

  90. 1459: 

    Getting close to kick-off in Aberdeen, Ayrshire and Dundee. How will your team get on today?

  91. 1456: 

    Kevin in Aberdeen: "Dons season ticket holder of 20 years. I live 150 yds from Pittodrie and I'm tidying up the house and doing diy today. Feel so apathetic about the team now. Can't even get angry about them any more. There is no doubt Brown his built a good squad of quality experienced players but we're nowhere near where this squad should have us."

  92. 1454: 

    Dom in Fife: "Why do commentators always bleat on about trophies, titles and cups being the be and end all of Scottish football despite the fact that for the great majority of supporters this is and never has been any such a prospect. We love watching the football because it's a great game to watch - win or lose. Remember this point please."

  93. 1452: 

    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara: "It's a massive club with a great history and tradition. Myself, Simon (Donnelly) and Darren (Jackson) just want to do well. Last week the average age of our team was about 25."

  94. 1450: 

    The Dundee United and Hearts players are out on the pitch at Tannadice knocking the ball about 10 minutes before kick-off. Jon Daly, Johnny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven as an attacking threat are worth paying to watch.

  95. 1447: 

    Kinnon in Leith: "I was thinking that the panel handing out the monthly gongs must've had a difficult choice this month with the SPL? I would've thought there must just've been a fag paper between Derek Adams & wee Danny Lennon? I'm biased but think Danny should've just pipped it. Since the County game on Boxing Day I think we've had a fantastic run. A win today could see us hanging onto County's coat tails and further distance from Dundee & continue a great run. 'Mon the Buddies!"

  96. 1445: 

    Score update from Murrayfield: Scotland 0-0 Italy after 13 minutes.

  97. 1444: 

    Craig Brown continued: "We have to start winning our home matches, starting with the game today. We have only one away game in the next five and that is at Kilmarnock. Far more importance should be attached to the home games. If we were to get three points today we would be only two points away from second place Inverness."

  98. 1442: 

    Aberdeen manager Craig Brown: "The only trophy at Pittodrie will be the Ryder Cup (Paul Lawrie has brought it along to the ground today)."

  99. 1438: 

    St Mirren team to play Aberdeen at Pittodrie: Samson, McAusland, Goodwin, Barron, McLean, Newton, McGowan, Goncalves, Dummett, Thompson, Teale. Subs: Adam, van Zanten, Mair, Imrie, Carey, Parkin, Guy.

  100. 1438: 

    We were missing the St Mirren team news... Not for long...

  101. 1437: 

    Terry Butcher continued: "We've got Kilmarnock here on Wednesday, which we are looking forward to. We know what we can do, injuries are fine and everybody wants to play and get stuck in."

  102. 1437: 

    Inverness CT manager Terry Butcher: "We played some lovely football up until the final third. I am not disappointed at how we played today but we didn't test Fraser Forster enough in the Celtic goal. If we take that into the next nine games we will do very well. Celtic are on a high at the moment. I am very glad that the Celtic game is gone because now we can concentrate on the other nine games before the split. If we can keep that standard up we will win more games than we lose."

  103. 1435: 

    BBC Scotland commentator John Barnes at Rugby Park: "Kilmarnock make three changes from the side which beat Inverness in the Cup. Goalkeeper Cammy Bell is injured so Kyle Letheren is in, Manual Pascali returns in place of Rory McKeown, while Paul Heffernan replaces the injured Cillian Sheridan. Motherwell make one change from their last outing against St Johnstone with Stuart Carswell replacing Bob McHugh in the starting line-up."

  104. 1431: 

    Aberdeen's match against St Mirren should be an interesting one. The Buddies could make SPL life very difficult for bottom side Dundee if they could win to put further distance between the bottom two sides. And what would Aberdeen manager Craig Brown give for a Dons win to ease the pressure?

  105. 1426: 

    The Scotland and Italy players are lined up on the pitch at Murrayfield for their Six Nations match. You can follow the action on the BBC Sport website.

  106. 1423: 

    Kilmarnock: Letheren, Tesselaar, Fowler, Gros, Dayton, Heffernan, Perez, Barbour, Pascali, O'Hara, Sissoko. Subs: Jaakola, Hay, O'Leary, Racchi, Clingan, Ibrahim, McKenzie.

  107. 1422: 

    Motherwell team to play Killie at Rugby Park: Randolph, Hammell, Law, Hutchinson, Hateley, Humphrey, Ojamaa, Higdon, Lasley, Ramsden, Carswell. Subs: Hollis, Higginbotham, McHugh, Daley, Kerr, Francis-Angol, Cummins.

  108. 1420: 

    Aberdeen team to face St Mirren: Langfield, Robertson, Anderson, Rae, McGinn, Hayes, Pawlett, Osbourne, Hughes, Reynolds, Shaughnessy. Subs: Twardzik, Milsom, Vernon, Low, Fallon, Magennis, Smith.

  109. 1419: 

    Hearts: MacDonald, Mullen, Webster, Zaliukas, Wilson, Holt, Tapping, Stevenson, B King, Ngoo, Walker. Subs: Ridgers, Novikovas, Driver, Sutton, Robinson, Prychynenko, Barr.

  110. 1417: 

    Dundee United team to face Hearts: Cierzniak, Gunning, Dillon, Douglas, Watson, Flood, Rankin, Armstrong, Mackay-Steven, Russell and Daly. Subs: Banks, Gardyne, Millar, Ryan, McLean, Dow, Souttar.

  111. 1415: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Chick Young looks ahead to Celtic v Juventus: "This game will be alive into the late stages of the second leg in Turin. The Italians will be blown away by the atmosphere on Tuesday night. It will be absolutely, utterly brilliant. I do not think it is inconceivable that Celtic could get through."

  112. 1413: 

    We'll be getting the team line-ups soon from around the grounds. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch, please text 80295 or use the hashtag #bbcsportsound on Twitter.

  113. 1410: 

    Now, a quick word on what's on Radio Scotland this afternoon. The Scotland v Italy Six Nations match is on 810 medium wave. Open all Mics, covering the football, is on Radio Scotland 92-95 FM. Of course, if you are in the UK you can hear all this on the BBC Sport website.

  114. 1407: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon: "I threw the challenge down to the players today. For the young players I just don't know how they are going to cope with first-team football. You have to remember Inverness were at full strength today. The squad will be vibrant [for the Juventus game]. I want to get a good foothold in the tie. Our home form has been good. It has been six to eight weeks since we played a Champions League game. Juventus are a formidable side. They have mentally strong players, clinical in the final third. This is why players come to Celtic."

  115. 1403: 

    Kilmarnock are without Cammy Bell for today's visit of Motherwell, so Kyle Letheren starts in goals. Striker Paul Heffernan retains his place in the side after scoring twice as a substitute last weekend.

  116. 1400: 

    Winger Peter Pawlett takes the place of Rob Milson for Aberdeen's home game with St Mirren.

  117. 1358: 

    So, Motherwell have the chance to go second when they take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Stuart McCall's side make one change, with Stuart Carswell in for Bob McHugh.

    BBC Radio Scotland match pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "It's a makeshift [Celtic] side but their attitude was great. Fraser Forster looked a wee bit unsure, he looks as though he's lacking in confidence. Overall, Celtic were very strong."

  119. 1350: 
    FULL-TIME- Inverness 1-3 Celtic

    The match ends and Celtic move 18 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League. Inverness remain second for now but may slip to third if Motherwell take points at Kilmarnock later today.

  120. 1348: 

    Well into three minutes of injury time.

  121. 1345: 

    Shane Sutherland comes on for Inverness teammate Aaron Doran as the match enters its closing stages.

  122. 1344: 

    Tony Watt, just on for Paddy McCourt, back-heels the ball against the post as Celtic press for a fourth.

    BBC Radio Scotland match pundit John Robertson

    "Neil Lennon will be delighted some of his players have got game time today."

  124. 1341: 

    Anthony Stokes tests Inverness stopper Ryan Esson with a fierce low drive on the turn.

  125. 1340: 

    Celtic had a nervous moment in the run up to that goal with keeper Fraser Forster flapping at a cross and requiring his defence to make a clearance. Inverness will be disappointed they did not make their pressure count.

    BBC Radio Scotland match commentator Liam McLeod

    "Game over."

  127. 1339: 
    GOAL- Inverness 1-3 Celtic (Miku)

    Celtic turn defence into attack quickly and Anthony Stokes squares for Miku to side-foot past Ryan Esson and all but seal the three points.

  128. 1338: 

    Ten minutes to go in the Highlands.

  129. 1335: 

    More disappointment for the Inverness fans a Philip Roberts fails to get a hold of his shot and the ball trickles into Fraser Forster's hands.


    Worried Caley fan Scott in Golspie: "The wheels have well and truly come off the Caley bandwagon. On course for 4 defeats in a row. Butcher must be wishing he had taken the Barnsley job. Might struggle to get top six at this rate!"

  131. 1333: 

    Philip Roberts replaces Nick Ross for Inverness.


    @El_Rey_Murdoch: "Vernon will score today if he starts. St Mirren's bogeyman #bbcsportsound"

  133. 1331: 

    Celtic have looked tired for much of this second half, with many of today's team short of match practice. Inverness look bright and are about to bring on Philip Roberts.

  134. 1328: 

    Pandemonium as the ball bobbles around the Celtic box. Ross Draper's shot is blocked out to Billy McKay and his deflected drive is cleared off the line by Marcus Fraser.

  135. 1327: 

    Twenty minutes to go at the Caledonian Stadium. Can Inverness breach this stubborn Celtic defence or are the visitors home and dry?

  136. 1326: 

    Inverness are pushing with little success. A shot from Nick Ross rebounds of a Celtic defender and then Billy McKay's effort suffers a similar fate.

    BBC Radio Scotland match pundit John Robertson

    "It looks like Celtic are going to a more natural 4-4-2."

  138. 1322: 

    Celtic full-back Adam Matthews comes on for Rami Gershon.

  139. 1320: 

    A dangerous low cross from Graeme Shinnie is hacked clear by Thomas Rogne. The corner comes in but the whistle sounds to award the visitors a free-kick for the challenge on Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

  140. 1317: 

    Celtic have been spreading the ball around with confidence and, from a Dylan McGeouch corner, Anthony Stokes heads against the bar.

    BBC Radio Scotland match commentator Liam McLeod

    "It's been a scrappy second half. Celtic don't care too much about that, they've got that goal."

  142. 1311: 

    Inverness threaten on the Celtic left and Beram Kayal's last-ditch tackle prevents Ross Draper getting a shot away.

    BBC Radio Scotland match pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "Inverness have got to get the ball forward a wee bit sharper and get down the sides."

  144. 1305: 
    GOAL- Inverness 1-2 Celtic (Gershon)

    Celtic take the lead for the first time and it's a debut goal for Rami Gershon, who rose to powerfully head Dylan McGeouch's cross past Ryan Esson.

  145. 1303: 

    Aaron Doran's cross strikes the elbow of Marcus Fraser and referee Craig Thomson turns down Inverness claims for a spot-kick and instead awards a corner.

  146. 1302: 

    The second half kicks off with Celtic scorer Kris Commons not reappearing for the second half, his place taken by Joe Chalmers.

    Anthony Stokes and Gary Warren The first half was keenly contested
  148. 1253: 

    Second half coming up and then three more matches at 1500 GMT. What are your thoughts on the first half at the Caledonian Stadium?

  149. 1245: 
    HALF-TIME- Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic

    No injury time and it's all square at the break. That first half flew in with both sides netting and continually pushing for a second.


    @john_ardis: "Kayal just hasn't been the same player since his injury last season, Rogic looks pretty decent though #bbcsportsound"

  151. 1243: 

    Aaron Doran drags the ball across for Andrew Shinnie to flash a shot over the Celtic bar.

  152. 1241: 

    Four minutes until half-time and the pace has not dropped since that early opening goal.

  153. 1240: 

    Celtic push down the left and Josh Meekings gets across to deflect Anthony Stokes' shot out for a corner.

  154. 1239: 

    Gary Warren is bundled over by Miku but the big defender is quickly back to his feet to take the free-kick.

  155. 1237: 

    Rami Gershon clatters into Andrew Shinnie and the resulting free-kick is spread wide to Graeme Shinnie but the Inverness full-back's shot is blocked.

    BBC Radio Scotland match pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "Inverness are their own worst enemy because they're giving the ball away so often."

  157. 1233: 

    Kris Commons takes the set piece and blasts the ball over the top.

  158. 1231: 

    Paddy McCourt is fouled by Ross Draper as he slips a shot wide. Celtic have a free-kick in a dangerous area.


    @FeelTheCritique: "Criticising Lennon for saving major players from a long trip to Inverness 3 days before biggest match in 4 years is silly. #bbcsportsound"

  160. 1228: 
    BBC Radio Scotland match commentator Liam McLeod

    "It's just not happening for the front two at the moment, Anthony Stokes and Miku."

  161. 1224: 

    Another fine Celtic move on the right and this time Tom Rogic clips a shot over from the edge of the box, meaning the Australian is still waiting for his first goal for his new club.


    @CoffeePatriot: "ICT has been the most in-form club over the past couple months; no time 2 b resting anyone, even if league is rather in hand. #bbcsportsound"

  163. 1222: 

    Good start to this match with the two good finishes and a ferocious pace.

  164. 1219: 
    GOAL- Inverness CT 1-1 Celtic (Commons)

    Terrific finish from Kris Commons levels the score but much of the credit has to go to Tom Rogic, who burst towards the byeline before cutting back for his team-mate to hammer past Ryan Esson.

  165. 1216: 

    Celtic try to respond and Dylan McGeouch twists and turns menacingly on the right before his cross is blocked out. The corner is also mopped up by the organised Inverness rearguard.


    @evanzo7: "Oh Yes Inverness! Dancing at work looking like a fool but I don't care! :D #bbcsportsound"

    @Scamilton89: "#bbcsportsound A real chance for Inverness to prove that they belong at the top of the table, Celtic will have their minds on Tuesday night."

  167. 1212: 

    The makeshift Celtic defence has looked shaky so far and keeper Fraser Forster's return from injury has not got off to a good start.

    BBC Radio Scotland commentator Liam McLeod

    "Good finish from Nick Ross, turning that one past Fraser Forster."

  169. 1209: 
    GOAL- Inverness CT 1-0 Celtic (Ross)

    Inverness have the lead. Celtic cannot get the ball clear from a series of crosses and a tame Fraser Forster kicked clearance presents itself for Nick Ross to fire home from the edge of the box.


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  172. 1206: 

    Inverness have their first real attack and Billy McKay spins well inside the box and curves a shot wide of the left-hand post.

  173. 1204: 

    Celtic have an opening in the inside left channel and Paddy McCourt is released into an advanced position but his cross is poor.

  174. 1202: 

    Celtic debutant Rami Gershon gets his first touch and looks assured as he returns the ball back to his goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

  175. 1200: 

    The match is underway.

  176. 1159: 

    Inverness and Celtic players arrive on the pitch for the pre-match handshakes.

  177. 1158: 

    Fraser Forster, returning to the Celtic line-up today, will captain the side.

  178. 1155: 

    In the Scottish Football League, Raith Rovers v Partick Thistle and Brechin v Stranraer have been postponed.

  179. 1152: 

    Dundee and Ross County kicked off the Scottish Premier League weekend card last night with County leaving Dens Park with all three points.

  180. 1148: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon has left players like Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama out of his squad, with today's match coming three days before the Champions League first-leg tie against Juventus.

  181. 1143: 

    You can listen to live radio commentary of Inverness v Celtic on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on digital radio and online.

  182. 1142: 

    The 1500 GMT kick-offs are: Aberdeen v St Mirren, Dundee United v Hearts and Kilmarnock v Motherwell.

  183. 1139: 

    Inverness CT: Esson, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Graeme Shinnie, Doran, Tudur Jones, Draper, Ross, Andrew Shinnie, McKay. Subs: Reguero, Sutherland, Polworth, Pepper, Roberts, Devine, Taylor.

    Celtic: Forster, Gershon, Fraser, Rogne, McGeouch, Kayal, Commons, Rogic, McCourt, Miku, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Nouioui, Herron, Watt, Atajic, Chalmers.

    Referee: Craig Thomson

  184. 1138: 

    Today's match in the Highlands is a first against second affair with Scottish Premier League pacesetters Celtic hoping to maintain or extend their 15-point lead. If Inverness do not win, Motherwell could move up to second later today.

  185. 1135: 

    Celtic have won their last three visits to the Caledonian Stadium, including a 4-2 success in August when Tony Watt grabbed a double.

    But Terry Butcher's side were celebrating when the teams last met, with Billy McKay on target for a 1-0 triumph in Glasgow on 24 November.

  186. 1133: 

    I'll bring you line-ups from the Caledonian Stadium shortly but, in the meantime, here's some news.

    Recent signings Rami Gershon and Tom Rogic make their Celtic debuts while defender Marcus Fraser is given a first start.

    Ross Draper replaces Richie Foran for the hosts, with Andrew Shinnie making the line-up despite a recent injury.

  187. 1131: 

    There are four Scottish Premier League fixtures today, with Inverness v Celtic first up at noon.

  188. 1130: 

    Good morning and welcome to Saturday's live Scottish football coverage.

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As It Stands Table

Scottish Premiership summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Celtic 28 45 66
No movement 2 Aberdeen 29 23 61
No movement 3 Inverness CT 29 12 53
No movement 4 Dundee Utd 28 8 46
No movement 5 St Johnstone 30 -3 44
No movement 6 Hamilton 31 -5 42
No movement 7 Dundee 29 0 40
No movement 8 Kilmarnock 30 -6 38
No movement 9 Partick Thistle 30 3 34
No movement 10 Ross County 30 -22 28
No movement 11 Motherwell 30 -28 25
No movement 12 St Mirren 30 -27 21