Saturday's Scottish Premiership as it happened

Motherwell edge their match against Kilmarnock at Fir Park, rounding off a busy day in the Scottish Premiership, where Inverness beat Hearts to stay top of the table.

31 August 2013 Last updated at 19:38

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  1. 1215: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to our Scottish Premiership coverage. We've got a full card today, with Dundee United kicking us off against Celtic at lunchtime.

    At 15:00 we have Aberdeen v St Johnstone, Hibs v Ross County, Inverness CT v Hearts and St Mirren v Partick Thistle, while Motherwell and Kilmarnock go head-to-head at 17:30.

  2. 1217: 

    Dundee United welcome back defender Gavin Gunning from suspension and Nadir Ciftci retains his place up front after a midweek double in the League Cup win at Dumbarton.

    Celtic make just three changes from the team that saw off Shakhter Karagandy on Wednesday, with Virgil van Dijk, Emilio Izaguirre, Derk Boerrigter coming in.

  3. 1218: 

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Gunning, Dillon, Robertson, Mackay-Steven, Paton, Rankin, Armstrong, Goodwillie, Ciftci. Subs: Butcher, Graham, Wilson, Erskine, Gauld, Souttar, McCallum.

    Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Boerrigter, Brown, Ledley, Lustig, Stokes, Commons. Subs: Balde, Rogic, Mouyokolo, Zaluska, Herron, Atajic, McGeouch.

    Referee: Crawford Allan

  4. 1221: 

    The summer window closes in Scotland at midnight.

    Early risers Celtic have already done some business, with Finland striker Teemu Pukki joining on a four-year deal from Schalke.

    He was doing the scarf-aloft thing for the press in Glasgow an hour ago and is not involved at Tannadice.

    Will your club do any business today? Who would you like to see arriving at the 11th hour? Kaka wants away from Real Madrid but could he dislodge Gary Harkins in the St Mirren team?


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  5. 1223: 

    There was a flurry of transfer activity yesterday with Hibs snapping up Paul Heffernan from Kilmarnock and French winger Abdellah Zoubir, Killie bringing in Michael Gardyne from Dundee United on loan and St Mirren borrowing striker Stephane Bahoken from Nice. Celtic added defensive midfielder Nir Biton to their squad.

    On Thursday, Motherwell picked up speedy winger Lionel Ainsworth. We'll get our first look at some of these chaps today.

  6. 1226: 

    Celtic fans are licking their lips in anticipation of Champions League showdowns with European heavyweights Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax but today it's back to the bread and butter of domestic football.

    Celtic scored 20 goals in five unbeaten meetings with Dundee United last season but the home side will be buoyed by a 4-0 win over St Johnstone last week.


    BBC Scotland's Andy Burke on Twitter: "Who is your club's best ever bargain buy? Tweet @bbcsportsound with your suggestions. We'll read out best on Open All Mics. #bbcsportscot."

  8. 1229: 

    Home fans at Tannadice will be hoping the visitors are suffering from the dreaded "euro hangover". Will Celtic find it hard to get motivated after the thrilling win against Shakhter Karagandy on Wednesday night?

  9. 1233: 
    Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara on BBC Radio Scotland

    "I think it will be a good game. They will obviously be delighted after their result on Wednesday night and full of confidence.

    "Hopefully we will put a good show on. We need to start with a high tempo and get in about them.

    "It would give everyone a lift again to get a result because we didn't do well against Celtic last season with results and scorelines.

    "If we can make sure we keep it tight against them and cause them problems when we have got the ball then we can go and hurt them."

  10. 1236: 

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been busy wheeling and dealing this summer and he's not done yet by the sounds of his pre-match interview with BBC Radio Scotland.

    "We are trying to bring maybe one or two more players in. We are still looking at some areas to strengthen the team.

    "I've always maintained we've been trying to get a left-back because the only recognised one we have really is Emilio (Izaguirre) and he's played a lot of football and at times it does take its toll on him.

    "You think that when £20m walks out the door, you're going to be able to replace at least one of those players.

    "The one we didn't envisage was Kelvin (Wilson). There was a wee bit of naughtiness going on in the background and we've had that with a couple of players; trying to unsettle players and Kelvin certainly fell into that category.

    "I think my goalkeeper's fallen into that category as well but we've remained pretty firm on that, he'll not be going anywhere.

    "I'll be glad when the window's shut because then you have your squad, then you know what's ahead of you for the next three-to-four months and you can work with that."

  11. 1239: 
    More from Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    On new arrival Teemu Pukki:

    "He's a player we've liked for quite a while. We like his style of play, I think he'll suit us. His first touch is excellent.

    "He's a similar size to Gary (Hooper). He may not the weight of goals Gary did but I know for a fact he'll make us a better team.

    "I watched him against Slovenia a couple of weeks ago in Finland and he was excellent - and that's at international level.

    "He can play the lone striker, he can play with a partner. He's got so many facets to his game."


    BBC ALBA's Alex O'Henly on Twitter: "#Manutd left-back Alexander Buttner being mentioned as a possible loan signing for #Celtic."


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  13. 1243: 

    The teams are emerging from the tunnel at Tannadice. It's a blustery day on Tayside but the sun is shining and the crowd are in good voice.

  14. 1247: 

    The visitors get the game started.

    Dundee United and Celtic served up a seven-goal thriller in last season's Scottish Cup semi-final. Let's hope it's another cracker today.

  15. 1248: 

    A quick word of praise for the Tannadice ground-staff. The pitch looks fantastic, with a nice concentric circles cut into the grass. Top marks.

  16. 1249: 

    Celtic defender Mikael Lustig finds himself in the opposition penalty box but his shot on the turn is blocked by Sean Dillon.


    Liam Bain on Twitter: "Seen reports in paper today Aberdeen maybe after (Celtic striker) Tony Watt on Loan would be a good signing #bbcsportscot."

    Watt is not in the Celtic squad today. Make of that what you will...


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  18. 1251: 

    What a run from Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk! The big Dutchman picks the ball up near the halfway line and just slices through the ranks in tangerine before scooping an angled shot over the crossbar.

  19. 1253: 

    Dundee United enjoy a spell of possession for the first time and David Goodwillie gets his head to a Keith Watson cross but fails to trouble visiting goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

  20. 1256: 
    Former Aberdeen and Scotland defender Willie Miller on BBC Radio Scotland

    "It's very tight in midfield. There's not a lot of room to make passes."

  21. 1257: 

    Celtic full-back Emilio Izaguirre bombs forward to hammer a cross into the danger zone and United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak does well to punch it away under pressure.

  22. 1258: 

    More good work from Cierzniak as he gathers a fizzing corner kick from Kris Commons.

  23. 1302: 

    Celtic continue to do all of the pressing and Cierzniak is again called on to punch away a corner from Kris Commons. The visitors come again and Anthony Stokes thumps a volley narrowly wide from 15 yards.


    Jamie Taylor on Twitter: "@bbcsportsound Motherwell's best ever bargain buy has to be Davie Cooper. Hopefully McFadden can find form to emulate Coops #bbcsportscot."


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  25. 1306: 

    Whooaf! Virgil van Dijk is in the mood for a goal today. A loose ball drops to the Celtic defender some 25 yards out and he absolutely melts a rising strike that whistles inches wide of the top corner.

  26. 1309: 

    Dundee United's teenage left-back Andrew Robertson bustles into the Celtic penalty box with intent but his final ball is wild and flies high over Fraser Forster's crossbar.

  27. 1311: 

    Fraser Forster makes his first save of the day as he gets down to smother a downward header from United striker David Goodwillie.


    Gary Sweeney on Twitter: "What about Lubomir Moravcik? Cost pennies but was such a gifted and entertaining player #bbcsportsound."


    BBC Scotland's John Barnes on Twitter: "I think Van Dijk's shot hit a policeman on the back ... Seemed stunned."

  30. 1315: 

    Gary Mackay-Steven is sent sprawling to the turf by Scott Brown and Dundee United have a free-kick 20 yards out. Nadir Cifti curls his strike round the wall but Fraser Forster does well to palm it away.

  31. 1319: 

    Celtic continue to see most of the ball but United have the bit between their teeth and are snapping into tackles and working hard to deny the visitors space.

  32. 1320: 

    Celtic full-back Adam Matthews is wincing as he gets back to his feet, having tumbled over the advertising hoardings and into a group of stunned photographers.


    Derek Miller: "Ally McCoist. £185k from Sunderland. 251 league goals (355 in all competitions) for Rangers."

    Andrew Paterson: "Doubtless been said already but few could better the £50k @MotherwellFC spent on Davie Cooper. Took the club to next level."

    Steven McCue: "Allow me to suggest a certain Swede signing from Feyenoord to Celtic. His name escapes me, but I believe he was fairly decent"

  34. 1325: 

    Gavin Gunning is just back from a two-match ban but doesn't seem to have learned much as he has a foolish kick at Virgil van Dijk, having made a good blocking challenge on the Celtic defender. He's lucky the officials didn't spot it...

  35. 1330: 

    With five minutes to go in the first half there is little sign of the frantic tempo dropping, although the chances have dried up.

  36. 1332: 

    A foul throw? You don't see them very often. The home fans are less than pleased as Celtic are given the ball.

  37. 1333: 
    HALF-TIME- Dundee United 0-0 Celtic

    And now the Celtic fans are jeering the match officials as the first-half is brought to a halt just as their team win a corner.

    Manager Neil Lennon takes a wee stroll on to the pitch to quiz referee Crawford Allan about that decision and is waved away.

  38. 1336: 
    Former Aberdeen & Scotland defender Willie Miller on Sportsound

    "Celtic dominated the first half hour and had the better opportunities. The highlights were the Stokes volley and that rocket shot from van Dijk. United got right back into it in the last 15 minutes and it was much more even."


    Andrew Proudfoot: " Dunfermline Athletic John Watson 300 pounds, scored loads of goals in the Leishman era"

    Sparky: "Not even sure East Fife paid anything for Kenny Deuchar but he is up there, probably at every club he played at."

    Simply Rupert: "I'm a Rangers fan but Lubo Moravcik was one of the best for sure"

    Duncan Hendrie: "No doubt it's Billy McKay... Leaves Northampton to Caley Thistle on a free. Shaky 1st season but look at him now!"

    Andy Lyall: "#BBCSportscot Eoin Jess, sold for 650k and got him back for nothing."

  40. 1342: 

    Kris Commons, so often Celtic's vital spark, has been pretty quiet and Derk Boerrigter has not done much on the ball either. Defenders Mikael Lustig and Virgil van Dijk have probably been the most menacing in attack for Neil Lennon's side.

    United look to Gary Mackay-Steven for a bit of trickery and creativity but he too has been rather subdued.

    INVERNESS v HEARTS (15:00)

    Inverness CT are still at the top of the Premiership. Will they continue their unbeaten start to the season against a depleted Hearts side?

    The Jambos travel north without suspended defenders Danny Wilson and Kevin McHattie, while Ryan Stevenson is a long-term absentee. It leaves manager Gary Locke small squad looking positively threadbare.

    A largely callow Hearts side have started well, shaving seven points off their 15-point penalty for going into administration, and they have a good record in the Highlands.

    But Terry Butcher's men have been impressive and rhyming pair Doran and Foran are the livewires setting up the chances for in-form striker Billy McKay.


    Can the Hibernian revival continue against Ross County? The Staggies have never lost to Hibs in five meetings but go into this one on the back of a League Cup loss at Stranraer.

    A run of four defeats and no goals had the Hibs fans turning on manager Pat Fenlon but the fallow period ended when Scott Robertson netted an equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Dundee United and the Edinburgh greens got their first win of the season at Rugby Park last weekend thanks to a Liam Craig double.

    County also picked up their first league win against St Mirren last weekend but the long journey back from Stair Park on Tuesday will not have been a bundle of laughs. Gaffer Derek Adams selected a strong side but they were found wanting in a 3-2 defeat to the League One strugglers.

    There was a grand total of eight visiting fans at that game. Hats off to those guys. Easter Road is a mere 250-mile round-trip from Dingwall, so there should be a few more today.


    St Mirren's poor start to the season was further compounded on Tuesday night when their League Cup defence came a cropper at the first hurdle, Queen of the South coming from behind to win in extra time.

    The Buddies have only won once since their fantastic day at Hampden in March and boss Danny Lennon really needs to arrest the slump in form.

    Partick Thistle needed extra-time to get the better of Cowdenbeath 3-1 in their League Cup tie but they have looked like a good addition to the top flight, with their neat passing game. A 3-1 away win at Ross County earlier this month proves the Jags can sting on the road.


    What's happened to Aberdeen's bright start to the season? Players are dropping like flies and the goals have dried up.

    The loss of Willo Flood to a hamstring injury is a huge setback since the waif-like midfielder has been a stand-out since he swapped the tangerine of Dundee United for the Dons' red. Jonny Hayes, Josh Magennis, Barry Robson and Chris Clark are also on the sidelines.

    St Johnstone were also going along very nicely and last weekend's 4-0 thumping at Tannadice was a real surprise.

    Will the Saints get back on track at Pittodrie and get one over on their former boss Derek McInnes?

  45. 1351: 
    The second half is up and running at Tannadice. The second half is up and running at Tannadice.
  46. 1352: 

    Kris Commons drifts away from an opponent with a dip of the shoulder and fires off a raking shot. It goes through a cluster of players but United keeper Radoslaw Cierzniak is right behind it.

  47. 1354: 

    Some lovely footwork from Kris Commons leaves three United players chasing shadows. The Celtic midfielder presses into the penalty box but his poked pass is cut out by the sliding Gavin Gunning.

  48. 1359: 

    Gavin Gunning and Mikael Lustig are in pain after an aerial clash. The Celtic defender appears to have hurt his ankle when landing and the United man is getting treatment on his shoulder.

  49. 1401: 

    BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin reports that Celtic are keen on Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner and are on the look-out for yet another striker.

  50. 1402: 

    Mikael Lustig leaves the park on a stretcher and striker Amido Balde comes off the Celtic bench.

    Gavin Gunning is back on for United and looks okay.

  51. 1405: 

    It's all very scrappy now, with lots of niggling fouls and play is being punctuated far too often by the referee's whistle.

  52. 1410: 
    BBC Scotland's Andy Campbell at St Mirren Park

    "It's bright but blustery at St Mirren Park, where the hosts are keen to reverse their fortunes.

    "With one point out of nine in the league and a midweek defeat by Queen of the South ending the Buddies' Scottish League Cup defence at the first hurdle, manager Danny Lennon is under pressure.

    "However, the Paisley side have brought in forwards Jake Caprice and Stephane Bahoken to boost their numbers.

    "Partick Thistle won their midweek cup encounter against Cowdenbeath, albeit after extra-time, but the Jags were beaten for the first time this season at Motherwell last week and Alan Archibald will be eager to avoid a second straight league loss."

  53. 1412: 

    Gary Mackay-Steven is not exactly a hatchet man but he's brought down Scott Brown and now Anthony Stokes in quick succession.

    The United winger is hobbling after those fouls and needs some treatment.


    Jimmy McDowall: "Best signing for Hearts... Mike Galloway. Signed for 40,000, scored many important goals, sold for 500,000."

    Matt Campbell: "Mortons bargain signing was Cowan In 1947, he came for 0 and then made 25 Scotland caps. Sold for 8,000 to Sunderland in 1954"

    Sean Tetsall: "Victor Wanyama for Celtic. £900,000, unbelievably consistent player, helped us beat Barca, sold for £12.5m. "

    Sam Crowe: "Ivan Sproule to Hibs for £5000. A few months later scores a 20 minute hat trick at ibrox and tears the spl apart..."

    Joseph Blythe: "David Weir at Rangers. Signed for 6 months on a free, left 5 years later one of the most reliable defenders we've ever had."

  55. 1416: 

    David Goodwillie has not been able to make much impact up front for United and he's replaced by the fresh-faced Ryan Gauld.

  56. 1419: 

    Celtic keeper Fraser Forster is in classic no man's land territory as he flaps at a wonderful cross from Andrew Robertson. There are no United players in the right place to take advantage though.


    Alexander Buttner's agent Alexander Bursac has been talking to BBC Scotland about a possible move to Celtic for.

    "Talks are ongoing and we hope that something will happen. It all depends on whether or not Manchester United get Leighton Baines. It's not only Celtic but Besiktas are also very keen. Alex favours Celtic because of the Champions League and the traditions of the club. We hope that United recognise that letting him go on loan would be great for his development. "

  58. 1424: 

    Gary Mackay-Steven is blocked right on the edge of the penalty area by Virgil van Dijk and it's a free-kick in a great position for United. Ryan Gauld steps up but cannot get his effort past the defensive wall.

  59. 1427: 

    Amido Balde leaps impressively to connect with a Kris Commons corner but the Celtic striker's execution is terrible and the ball flies well wide from a promising position.

  60. 1428: 

    Tom Rogic is on for Celtic, replacing Derk Boerrigter.

  61. 1429: 

    Anthony Stokes dribbles through two challenges in the penalty box and the ball breaks to Kris Commons who drills a shot narrowly wide from 16 yards.

  62. 1431: 

    More great footwork from Anthony Stokes sees the Celtic striker hacked down on the edge of the penalty box by Stuart Armstrong.

  63. 1432: 
    GOAL- Dundee United 0-1 Celtic (Stokes)

    Revenge is sweet for Anthony Stokes, who dusts himself down after the foul and curls a lovely shot over the defensive wall and into the net via a nick off the underside of the post and bar junction.

  64. 1434: 

    Anthony Stokes is cautioned for his goal celebration, which seems a little harsh since he didn't leave the pitch. United's Paul Paton is then booked as tempers fray.

  65. 1436: 
    Former Aberdeen & Scotland defender Willie Miller on Sportsound

    "It's been a good defensive performance from Dundee United but I don't think they can grumble too much because they have done nothing to hurt Celtic at the other end of the park."

  66. 1437: 

    A great chance for Celtic to double their lead as the ball drops to Kris Commons on the edge of the penalty box but he's leaning back and skies a shot high over the crossbar.

  67. 1440: 
    FULL-TIME- Dundee United 0-1 Celtic

    Dundee United win a corner in the last minute of stoppage time but it won't be taken because referee Crawford Allan blows his whistle to end the game. He did the same thing to Celtic at the end of the first half...

  68. 1442: 

    Celtic move level on points with Premiership leaders Inverness thanks to a wonderful free-kick from Anthony Stokes on 87 minutes.

    It wasn't a classic. Dundee United worked hard to harry the visitors and deny them space and will be sickened to lose out so late but on the balance of chances Celtic were well in front.

  69. 1448: 

    Aberdeen team to play St Johnstone: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Reynolds, Robertson, Pawlett, Hector, Jack, Wylde, Magennis, McGinn. Subs: Weaver, Murray, Considine, Low, Smith, Vernon, Zola.

  70. 1449: 

    Four changes to the Aberdeen team that beat Alloa on penalties in the League Cup. Full-back Joe Shaughnessy, centre-back Michael Hector, midfielder Gregg Wylde and forward Josh Magennis come in. They replace Craig Murray, Willo Flood, Jonny Hayes and Calvin Zola.

  71. 1451: 

    St Johnstone team to play Aberdeen: Banks, Mackay, Anderson, Wright, Scobbie, C. Millar, M. Davidson, McDonald, Wotherspoon, Hasselbaink, MacLean. Subs: Clark, G. Miller, Easton, Caddis, Cregg, May, Fallon.

  72. 1452: 

    Two changes to the St Johnstone team that lost 4-0 to Dundee United. Midfielders Chris Millar and Gary McDonald come in for Paddy Cregg and Stevie May.

  73. 1453: 

    Hibernian team to play Ross County: Williams, Stevenson, Nelson, Hanlon, McGivern, Handling, Jones, Taiwo, Craig, Vine, Collins. Subs: Murdoch, Forster, Heffernan, Stanton, Caldwell, Maybury, Robertson.

  74. 1453: 

    Hibs are unchanged from the team that beat Kilmarnock. New signing Paul Heffernan is on the bench.

  75. 1454: 

    Hearts team to face Inverness: MacDonald, Hamill, McGowan, McKay, McGhee, Tapping, Robinson, Holt, Walker, Smith, Paterson. Subs: Ridgers, B. King, A. King, Oliver, Buchanan, Beith, Nicholson.

  76. 1455: 

    Hearts make three changes to the team that beat Raith Rovers on penalties in the League Cup. Defender Jordan McGhee, midfielder Callum Tapping and forward David Smith come in. They replace Kevin McHattie and Danny Wilson (both suspended) while Billy King drops out.

  77. 1456: 

    Inverness CT team to face Hearts: Brill, Raven, Shinnie, Vincent, Warren, Meekings, Mckay, Draper, Foran, Doran, Ross. Subs: Esson Devine Greenhalgh Tremarco Williams Polworth Agdestein.

  78. 1457: 

    Inverness are unchanged from the starting XI that defeated Motherwell.

  79. 1458: 

    St Mirren: Cornell, McAusland, Goodwin, van Zanten, Grainger, McGinn, McLean, Harkins, Newton, Thompson, Bahoken. Subs: McGregor, McGowan, Caprice, Reilly, Kelly, Teale, Dilo.

    Partick: Fox, Stephen O'Donnell, Muirhead, Balatoni, Sinclair, Craigen, Bannigan, Higginbotham, Osbourne, Lawless, Baird. Subs: Doolan, Forbes, Paul Gallacher, Piccolo, Elliot, Kerr, Fraser.

  80. 1458: 

    St Mirren make one change from the midweek loss to Queen of the South with new signing Stephane Bahoken in for Gary Teale. Jake Caprice is on the bench.

    Isaac Osbourne, Steven Lawless and Conrad Balatoni return to the Thistle line-up, Mark Kerr, Ross Forbes and Gabriel Piccolo drop to the bench.

  81. 1459: 

    Ross County team to play Hibernian: Brown, Kovacevic, McLean, Munro, Gordon, Sproule, Brittain, Kettlewell, Quinn, Carey, Luckassen. Subs: Boyd, Micic, Mustafi, De Leeuw, Maatsen, Steven Ross, Fraser.

  82. 1500: 

    Ross County name the same team that lost midweek to Stranraer in the League Cup.

  83. 1501: 

    First goal of the day goes to Rangers A few games have yet to kick-off and Nicky Clark is off the mark against East Fife at Ibrox.

  84. 1503: 

    There were post-match tributes to the late Gerry Baker at Easter Road and St Mirren Park. Brother of the great Joe, the striker was capped for the United States since he was born over the pond and died this week at the age of 75.

  85. 1508: 
    BBC Scotland's Heather Dewar at the Caledonian Stadium

    "A lively start for Hearts and the best chance so far has come from Jamie Walker within the first two minutes but his shot went wide of the post."

  86. 1509: 

    Danny Handling sends a header over the crossbar in the early stages of Hibs' encounter with Ross County.

  87. 1509: 
    GOAL- Inverness 1-0 Hearts (McKay)

    Aaron Doran skips into the Hearts penalty box and lays the ball off for top-scorer Billy McKay to thump in a shot.

  88. 1511: 

    Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett sends in a cross from the right which Josh Magennis almost heads in but it's deflected wide. From the corner, Michael Hector heads just off target.

  89. 1512: 
    BBC Scotland's Andy Campbell at St Mirren Park

    "It's been a frantic start, with Partick Thistle's Steven Lawless flashing a powerful shot over before the Buddies try to respond through Stephane Bahoken, who cannot get the ball out from under his feet in the box."

  90. 1513: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Murdo MacLeod

    "Partick Thistle are passing the ball better. When they do get the ball, St Mirren are just trying to launch it, but every time the Thistle defenders are picking the ball up again."

  91. 1514: 

    Hibs keeper Ben Williams makes a good save to deny Kevin Luckassen and the home team are relieved when Mikael Kovacevic thunders the loose ball against the post.

  92. 1515: 

    St Johnstone's Nigel Hasselbaink is booked for diving in the box under pressure from Aberdeen defender Russell Anderson. Naughty.

  93. 1516: 

    Off the line! New St Mirren striker Stephane Bahoken robs the Thistle defence and nudges the ball past Scott Fox but Aaron Muirhead recovers to smack the ball over from inside the six-yard box.

  94. 1517: 

    Aberdeen defender Michael Hector has another good chance to open the scoring at Pittodrie, this time dragging a 20-yard drive low past the left post.

  95. 1519: 

    Ross County keeper Mark Brown punches away a header from Michael 'Admiral' Nelson as Hibs threaten from a corner kick.

  96. 1521: 

    A lovely head-flick by Steven Thompson sets Gary Harkins on his way but the St Mirren playmaker is forced wide and the chance is gone.

  97. 1522: 

    What a miss! Rocco Quinn knocks it wide from only four yards as Hibs fans sigh with relief again.

  98. 1524: 

    With the rain lashing down at Pittodrie, Aberdeen's on-loan Reading defender Michael Hector is occupying a more central midfield berth against St Johnstone, with Russell Anderson and Mark Reynold playing at the heart of the home defence.

  99. 1525: 

    St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay has already scored a belter of a free-kick against Ross County this season and he just had a rising set-piece tipped over by Dons goalkeeper Jamie Langfield.

  100. 1526: 

    Jamie Walker goes close with a shot on the turn as Hearts search for an equaliser in Inverness.

  101. 1529: 

    Conor Newton sets himself for a drive from around 25 yards. The St Mirren midfielder's effort is on target with plenty of power but Scott Fox gathers comfortably. Thistle go straight to the other end and John Baird fires into the net but only after he has been flagged offside.


    Celtic will send striker Tony Watt out on loan, with Aberdeen and Bolton among the interested clubs.


    Celtic have had a £1.2m bid turned down by Peterborough for striker Lee Tomlin. The Scottish champions are ready to up their offer.

  104. 1533: 
    GOAL- Inverness CT 2-0 Hearts (McKay)

    It's five goals in four games for Billy McKay as the Northern Ireland striker curls in a sweet strike from a James Vincent pass.

  105. 1535: 

    The healthy visiting support at St Mirren Park cry in vain for a penalty as John Baird goes down in the box after being closed down by Jim Goodwin, with referee Willie Collum telling the Thistle forward to get back to his feet.

    At the other end, Stephane Bahoken tries spin and shoot off Steven Thompson's header but a combination of Conrad Balatoni and goalkeeper Scott Fox get the ball clear.


    BBC Scotland's Jonathan Sutherland on Twitter: "Partick Thistle looking tidy but lacking punch in final third. Alan Archibald keen on bringing in another striker before window closes."


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  107. 1539: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Allan Preston

    "I've been very disappointed with Hibs. The front two are playing miles apart and Danny Handling is not taking on his full-back out on the right."

  108. 1540: 

    St Johnstone goalkeeper Steve Banks makes a good diving save from Gregg Wylde's 12-yard volley, tipping it wide for a corner. Aberdeen have had two or three decent attempts on goal compared to St Johnstone's one effort - Dave Mackay's free-kick.

  109. 1541: 
    BBC Scotland's Andy Campbell at St Mirren Park

    "Both sets of fans beginning to get a bit frustrated here at St Mirren Park. The hosts are struggling to retain possession while the Thistle supporters are not best pleased with some of referee Willie Collum's decisions."

  110. 1542: 

    Hearts go close and it's Jamie Walker who is doing all of the good work for the visitors as he thumps a shot against the post. It's still 2-0 to Inverness CT.

  111. 1543: 

    St Johnstone's Dutch forward Nigel Hasselbaink does well to tee up David Wotherspoon, whose shot from the edge of the box is tipped wide by a sprawling Jamie Langfield.

  112. 1544: 

    Peter Pawlett hits a tame effort straight at Steve Banks from close range after a quick Aberdeen free-kick caught St Johnstone napping.

  113. 1545: 

    A vital tackle by John McGinn stops Steven Lawless's meandering run in the St Mirren box. The Partick Thistle man was just trying to beat one more man before unleashing a shot but McGinn had other ideas.

  114. 1546: 

    Best chance so far for Partick Thistle. Aaron Sinclair picks out James Craigen at the back post but the midfielder's header is too high.

  115. 1547: 
    Inverness lead Hearts 2-0 thanks to two goals from Billy McKay Inverness lead Hearts 2-0 thanks to two goals from Billy McKay (centre).
  116. 1548: 

    And another chance for Partick Thistle. Stephen O'Donnell's chip into the box is headed down to Steven Lawless, who fires wide. A big 'ooooh' from the Jags fans behind the goal.

  117. 1549: 

    Hibs summer signing James Collins must have thought he'd scored his first goal for the club but his header from a Ryan McGivern cross thumps the base of the post.

  118. 1550: 

    Inverness CT 2-0 Hearts

    Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    Hibernian 0-0 Ross County

    St Mirren 0-0 Partick Thistle

  119. 1551: 
    BBC Scotland's Andy Campbell at St Mirren Park

    "The first half ends with more Thistle pressure at a corner but nothing comes of it. The whistle is greeted with applause from the visiting fans and a few boos from the home support, who have watched the Buddies struggle to find their rhythm so far."

  120. 1555: 


    Cowdenbeath 1-0 Dumbarton

    Falkirk 0-0 Hamilton

    Morton 1-0 Raith Rovers

    Queen of the South 0-0 Alloa


    Arbroath 2-0 Brechin

    Ayr 2-2 Airdrieonians

    Dunfermline 1-1 Stranraer

    Forfar 0-2 Stenhousemuir

    Rangers 3-0 East Fife


    Albion Rovers 0-1 Montrose

    Berwick Rangers 3-2 Annan

    East Stirlingshire 1-0 Peterhead

    Elgin 0-0 Clyde

    Queen's Park 0-0 Stirling Alb

    Nicky Clark scored the quickest goal of the day - putting Rangers ahead inside the first minute. Nicky Clark scored the quickest goal of the day - putting Rangers ahead inside the first minute.
  122. 1602: 

    We're up and running again. Let's hope for a few more goals in the top flight...

  123. 1603: 

    What a miss for Partick Thistle! John Baird latches on to a wayward pass-back and only has David Cornell to beat but he swipes his lofted shot wide.

  124. 1605: 

    Inverness go close to adding to their 2-0 lead as a Gary Warren header hits top of the bar. The ball falls to James Vincent but the midfielder shoots wide.

  125. 1606: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-0 Partick Thistle (McLean)

    Gary Teale gets to the byline and whips the ball across for Kenny McLean, who directs the ball low past Scott Fox.

  126. 1607: 

    Josh Magennis sees his effort at the back post blocked as Aberdeen start brightly after the break against St Johnstone.

  127. 1609: 

    Aberdeen's Niall McGinn floats in a cross for Josh Magennis, who leaps and heads over the bar this time.

  128. 1610: 

    Nick Ross storms away from a host of Hearts defenders and picks out Billy McKay, who flicks a first-time effort narrowly wide. No hat-trick just yet for the striker...

  129. 1612: 
    BBC Scotland's Andy Campbell at St Mirren Park

    "Decent response from Thistle since that goal with plenty of crosses going into the St Mirren box and James Craigen heading wide after being set up by Isaac Osbourne."


    Matt in Glasgow: "Colin, is there going to be text coverage of the transfer window up until midnight tonight?"

    Are you trying to finish me off?

    I'm afraid there won't be a live Scottish offering through until midnight but the desk will be manned until the witching hour for any late transfer stories.

  131. 1616: 

    St Johnstone should be ahead as Nigel Hasselbaink cuts the ball back for Murray Davidson to fire over from eight yards.

  132. 1617: 

    Richie Foran lets fly from long range and his shot is swerving all over the place, making Jamie MacDonald's save all the more impressive. Inverness really have the upper hand against Hearts now.

  133. 1618: 

    Rangers are running riot against East Fife in League One and Lee McCulloch has just completed a hat-trick as the Ibrox side lead 5-0.

  134. 1620: 
    Aberdeen and St Johnstone are enjoying a good tussle at Pittodrie. Aberdeen and St Johnstone are enjoying a good tussle at Pittodrie but have not managed to provide us with a goal yet.
  135. 1621: 

    Inverness CT go close to a third goal against Hearts as Aaron Doran sends a clever, dipping shot on to the roof of the net.

  136. 1622: 

    Aberdeen putting pressure on St Johnstone now... first Cammy Smith has a shot beaten away by goalie Steve Banks, then Josh Magennis drags a shot narrowly wide.

  137. 1623: 

    James Craigen's controlled half-volley from the edge of the box is beaten away by St Mirren's David Cornell as Partick Thistle seek an equaliser in Paisley.

  138. 1625: 

    There's not much happening at Easter Road, but Hibs striker James Collins misses a chance to lift the gloom when he shoots high over the crossbar after being set up by Danny Handling.

  139. 1626: 

    Hibs manager Pat Fenlon withdraws bearded forward Rowan Vine but it's not new signing Paul Heffernan coming off the bench, it's young Ross Caldwell.


    Fergie in Aberdeen: "It's the same old Aberdeen! Lots of huff and puff but mentally weak and lacking quality! Before the season started I had an operation and while in hospital I read many pundits tipping us for second place. I burst my stitches with laughter!!! We will not even make Top 4!!"


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  141. 1629: 

    Aberdeen's Niall McGinn hammers a dipping shot against the crossbar from 14 yards, with keeper Steve Banks grasping at thin air. The rebound falls the way of Josh Magennis but the big forward cannot react quickly enough.

  142. 1630: 

    Ross County's Graham Carey toe-pokes wide from six yards after forcing himself between a couple of Hibs defenders.

  143. 1631: 

    Gregg Wylde is next to be thwarted for Aberdeen as his shot is blocked by St Johnstone's Tam Scobbie. Then Niall McGinn sees his 20-yard curler tipped wide by Steve Banks.

  144. 1635: 
    Hibs have never beaten Ross County and they are running out of time to set that record straight. Hibs have never beaten Ross County and they are running out of time to set that record straight.
  145. 1636: 

    Kris Doolan tries to take the bull by the horns in the Partick Thistle attack, smacking in a shot that requires a strong save from David Cornell. Can the Buddies hang on for their first win of the season?


    John Dorward on Twitter: "#bbcsportscot good positivity from Fergie in Aberdeen 16:29. Needless to say he is not at the game to make such judgements."


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  147. 1637: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-1 Partick Thistle (Higginbotham)

    What a a goal from Thistle! A neat passing move on the right-hand side of the box ends with Kallum Higginbotham curling the ball past David Cornell.

  148. 1638: 

    Hearts lose Jamie Hamill to a red card as Inverness are awarded a penalty. I'm afraid it's not clear why he was given his marching orders. The BBC team in the Highlands are stumped...

  149. 1639: 

    Billy McKay steps up to complete his hat-trick but Jamie MacDonald has other ideas and pulls off a good save.

  150. 1640: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 1-2 Partick Thistle (Forbes)

    And suddenly Thistle are in front! The Jags move the ball move the ball forward quickly on the counter attack and Kris Doolan lays the ball off for Ross Forbes to hammer past David Cornell.

  151. 1641: 

    Hibs fans get a look at Paul Heffernan for the last few minutes. Can the former Killie poacher break the deadlock at Easter Road?

  152. 1645: 

    A towering header from Aberdeen skipper Russell Anderson is knocked off the goal-line by Davd Wotherspoon. However, the referee had blown for a foul as the ball whistled towards the St Johnstone midfielder.

  153. 1648: 
    FULL-TIME- Inverness CT 2-0 Hearts

    A first-half double from Billy McKay keeps the Highlanders at the top of the league. The striker missed several chances for his hat-trick, including a penalty that was saved by Jamie MacDonald. Once again, Hearts end the game with 10 men.

  154. 1650: 
    FULL-TIME- St Mirren 1-2 Partick Thistle

    The pressure is heaped further on Buddies manager Danny Lennon as the Jags come from behind to win with late goals from Kallum Higginbotham and Ross Forbes.

  155. 1651: 
    FULL-TIME- Aberdeen 0-0 St Johnstone

    The scoreline doesn't really tell the story as both sides created several good chances to break the deadlock. Niall McGinn came closest for Aberdeen with a volley that skelped against the crossbar.

  156. 1653: 
    FULL-TIME- Hibernian 0-0 Ross County

    In this case, the scoreline does tell the story. A yawn-fest at Easter Road, with the home team booed off the park.


    George Robertson on Twitter: "#bbcsportscot - Cmon the Thistle, keep it up and Hibs and Hearts will be in Division 1!"


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  158. 1657: 

    Happy days for fans of the Thistles! The Inverness Caledonian variety are cruising at the top of the table and still unbeaten, while Partick are up to third place. Alan Archibald's men are making life in the top flight look easy.

  159. 1700: 


    Cowdenbeath 3-2 Dumbarton

    Falkirk 1-2 Hamilton

    Morton 1-1 Raith Rovers

    Queen of the South 0-0 Alloa


    Arbroath 2-1 Brechin

    Ayr 2-2 Airdrieonians

    Dunfermline 3-1 Stranraer

    Forfar 1-2 Stenhousemuir

    Rangers 5-0 East Fife


    Albion Rovers 0-2 Montrose

    Berwick Rangers 4-2 Annan

    East Stirlingshire 1-4 Peterhead

    Elgin 1-0 Clyde

    Queen's Park 0-2 Stirling Alb

  160. 1704: 

    We've still got one game to come in the Premiership, with Motherwell taking on Kilmarnock at Fir Park in just under half an hour.

    The Ayrshire side are without a win this season, while the Steelmen can leap up to third place if they take maximum points.

  161. 1707: 
    Inverness CT manager Terry Butcher on BBC Radio Scotland

    "On another day Billy McKay could have scored five or six. He's on fire at the moment. But I'm not pleased with James Vincent - he's our penalty taker. I'm not a great believer in sentimentality when it comes to giving someone a chance to getting a hat-trick.

    "We didn't play as well as we did in the first four games but 13 points from five games is a great total. It's nice to look at the league table."

  162. 1711: 

    Motherwell: Hollis, Hammell, Ramsden, Hutchinson, McManus, McFadden, Sutton, Vigurs, Lasley, Carswell, Anier. Subs: Nielsen, Lawson, Cummins, McHugh, Francis-Angol, Moore, Ainsworth.

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Tesselaar, Fowler, Irvine, Barr, Nicholson, Boyd, Gros, Clohessy, McKenzie, Jacobs. Subs: Reguero, Ibrahim, Stewart, Fisher, Gardyne, O'Hara, Pascali.

    Referee: Craig Charleston


    Depressed Hibs fan Tom Watson on Twitter: "#bbcsportscot Were there any goals at Easter Rd today? I mean actual goals, 2 posts & crossbar, for scoring through."


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  164. 1715: 

    Hearts manager Gary Locke sheds some light on Jamie Hamill's red card.

    "The referee said it was a handball but Jamie says it hit him on the head.

    "We can't afford to lose players with us having such a small squad. It's costing us big time.

    "We had two missing for this game (Danny Wilson and Kevin McHattie) and now I'll be without Jamie against Celtic."

  165. 1720: 

    Kris Boyd is back to lead the Kilmarnock attack at Fir Park after a two-game suspension for throwing a punch at St Mirren skipper Jim Goodwin. Can Allan Johnston's team supply the big striker with the necessary ammunition this evening?

  166. 1728: 

    Good evening, all. Please allow me to introduce myself, as the song goes. I'm Keir Murray and I can type...just as long as my tongue is out. I'll be describing the action from Fir Park while my colleague Colin Moffat, after hour upon hour of hammering away at his keyboard, goes off for an ice bath. The big man is suffering from cramp as we enter extra-time in today's Scottish Premiership card.

  167. 1730: 

    Motherwell begin the match. Here we go!

  168. 1731: 

    What a chance for Iain Vigurs! With 10 seconds on the clock big Shaun Hutchinson launches a ball down the middle for his Motherwell team-mate to chase and Vigurs stabs it wide from 10 yards.

  169. 1733: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "I wondered what kind of game we would get at half-past five on a Saturday. Let's just hope it continues at this kind of pace and with this kind of action."

  170. 1735: 

    Scotland fans' favourite James McFadden shows some nice early touches for Motherwell, drifting past a couple of Killie players down the right wing before under-hitting his attempted pass between two blue and white shirts.

  171. 1740: 

    I know goalkeeper Craig Samson has played for a clutch of top teams in Scotland but it's taking me a while to get used to seeing him in a Killie jersey, although he started his career at the Ayrshire club. I still think of him as a St Mirren player.

  172. 1744: 

    Here are some stats from BBC Scotland commentator John Barnes. This is Kris Boyd's 181st game for Kilmarnock. In 124 starts and 56 substitute appearances he has scored 72 goal. None too shabby.

  173. 1745: 

    James Fowler curls a left-foot shot at the Motherwell goal where keeper Lee Hollis is well positioned to calmly pluck it out of the air.

  174. 1745: 

    Fast forward to the other end and Henri Anier makes a dash into the box, looking a certainty to lash the ball past Samson. But a moment's hesitation allows Darren Barr to stretch out a leg to intercept.

  175. 1747: 

    Motherwell 0-1 Kilmarnock (Barr)

    Moments after saving the day in his own penalty box, Darren Barr gets on the end of an in-swinging free-kick into the Motherwell area, with his header glancing off Well defender Stephen McManus on its way into the net.

  176. 1750: 

    Motherwell 1-1 Kilmarnock (Anier)

    Ah, methinks Henri Anier learned his lesson a few minutes ago when Darren Barr robbed him as he was about to pull the trigger. This time he finds the right balance between staying cool and not hanging about as he takes Keith Lasley's incisive pass and slots the ball between Craig Samson's legs and into the Killie goal from 10 yards.

  177. 1753: 

    James Fowler and Kris Boyd mis-time their attack on the Motherwell goal, with the latter being caught offside from Fowler's pass. It was a good, swift attack all the same.

  178. 1758: 

    Some good football there by Killie on the lush surface at Fir Park. William Gros moves the ball infield for Barry Nicholson who spreads it wide to Sean Clohessy. He pings it to the back post where Jeroen Tesselaar heads it down for the battling Kris Boyd. Their reward is a corner, which Nicholson hits too strongly.

  179. 1802: 

    Midfielders Keith Lasley and Barry Nicholson, 33 and 35 respectively, show they have lost none of their appetite for the game as they compete for possession. Let's revisit this one in the 85th minute...

  180. 1803: 

    BBC Scotland commentator John Barnes: "Motherwell have won only one of their last nine meetings with Kilmarnock, with four defeats and four draws."

  181. 1805: 

    After a goalless draw against Ross County, Hibs manager Pat Fenlon tells BBC Radio Scotland: "There was no real tempo to the game, lots of stops for fouls and free kicks.

    "They made it difficult for us and we probably only had one good chance when James (Collins) hit the post.

    "Some of the build-up play was good but when we get into the final third we've got to be more positive and a little quicker with our movement and passing.

    "The players look a bit anxious at the moment but they need to deal with that."

  182. 1807: 

    James Fowler picks out the enthusiastic Barry Nicholson who times his run into the Motherwell box perfectly. He makes a decent connection with his right boot but his shot goes straight into the arms of Lee Hollis in the home goal.

  183. 1809: 

    First Fenlon, now another manager contemplating drawing a blank in a home draw - Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes: "It was a combination of poor decision-making and a very good performance from Stevie Banks in the St Johnstone goal. I thought two or three of his saves were outstanding and he more than played his part in frustrating us."

  184. 1811: 

    Sean Clohessy is well placed to dive and head clear Stuart Carswell's searching cross into the Kilmarnock box.

  185. 1813: 

    Killie goalie Craig Samson stands tall and palms away a powerful close-range shot by Iain Vigurs. Samson should be demanding Kyle Jacobs' half-time orange, for his Killie team-mate was caught in possession running across his 18-yard line. Tut-tut.

  186. 1814: 

    And it's another top save by big Samson, this time from John Sutton's flying right-foot shot.

  187. 1815: 

    Motherwell 2-1 Kilmarnock (Sutton)

    Oh, it's a painful one for Killie defender Jackson Irvine, who completely misses Simon Ramsden's low cross into the box. Striker John Sutton can scarcely believe his luck at the back post as he tucks it home.

  188. 1818: 

    Motherwell 2-1 Kilmarnock

    Steelmen boss Stuart McCall almost skips up the tunnel, full of joy at that late goal. One suspects the mood might be different in the away changing room.

  189. 1822: 

    Let's see what Ross County manager Derek Adams has to say after that draw at Easter Road: "With the chances created over the 90 minutes there is no doubt we had the better opportunities.

    "I thought we played really well. They showed a great togetherness and organisation.

    "We should have taken one of those chances but we've come away with a clean sheet and taken a point following on from our victory over St Mirren."

  190. 1825: 

    You have to feel for St Mirren manager Danny Lennon, seeking a first win this season. He tells BBC Scotland that he still believes in his players to get them out of their current predicament.

  191. 1828: 

    Hmm, contrast Danny Lennon's emotions with those of victorious Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald: "The only thing we're missing is a home win for the fans who turned out in their numbers.

    "We got a great reaction, we kept on passing the ball and I was delighted to get the two goals on the back of that."

  192. 1832: 

    Kilmarnock's Barry Nicholson and Kris Boyd get the second half under way.

  193. 1834: 

    It's a cracking save by Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson, who makes an instinctive block on his goal-line to prevent John Sutton's downward header crossing the line. Big Sutton was too strong in the air for Killie defender Jeroen Tesselaar.

  194. 1837: 

    Manager Danny Lennon accentuates the positive in the press room at St Mirren Park: "You look at St Johnstone last year, they were in exactly the same position as we find ourselves just now - one point in four.

    "But they were patient and [former manager] Stevie Lomas took them to their highest ever finish and qualifying for Europe."

  195. 1841: 

    James McFadden tries to get involved down the right for Motherwell but a combination of Jeroen Tesselaar and William Gros thwart the danger.

  196. 1844: 

    Jeroen Tesselaar launches a long throw into the feet of Kris Boyd who shimmies back eight metres, all the time shielding the ball from his marker, Simon Ramsden. The defender does enough to block the striker's shot on the turn.

  197. 1846: 

    A little bead of sweat appears on the top lip of Shaun Hutchinson as the Motherwell defender diverts the ball over his own crossbar from one yard out.

  198. 1847: 

    Motherwell defender Stevie Hammell takes one for the team, felling the rampaging James Fowler in one of those "someone has to bring him down" moments.

  199. 1848: 

    Half an hour to go at Fir Park. It's been a decent game.

  200. 1852: 

    Simon Ramsden is convinced he should have been awarded a penalty as he slumps to the turf in the Killie box under a challenge. Referee Craig Charleston reckons the Killie defender used his body in a fair manner and he books Ramsden for his protestations.

  201. 1854: 

    Killie striker Kris Boyd slings a shot a foot or so wide of Lee Hollis's left-hand post, having run in an arc to fashion an attacking position.

  202. 1857: 

    While Boyd went for power, his team-mate William Gros favours guile and craft, except his effort from the edge of the box is 100% powder-puff. Can anyone provide Killie with a leveller?

  203. 1900: 

    BBC Scotland match commentator John Barnes: "William Gros just seems to be unaware of what is around him this evening."

  204. 1903: 

    Drama in Dundee... Check out this tweet from my colleague Jim Spence, broadcaster, raconteur...and hungry man: "Sent Mrs S out some time ago for that white pudding supper. Search party may be required shortly."

  205. 1905: 

    Substitute Michael Gardyne makes a good early impression for Kilmarnock as he sets up Kris Boyd on the right-side of the box. The Killie striker manages to get a shot away despite the attention of two Well defenders, but his effort is a yard wide of the far post.

  206. 1907: 

    Lionel Ainsworth's first contribution in a Motherwell jersey is to send Darren Barr sprawling on the pitch as the Killie defender waited on a high ball falling under his control (not in a mystical sense, of course).

  207. 1908: 

    Kris Boyd can almost smell a goal this evening. He meets a wee lay-off from a free-kick 25 yards out and curls a right-foot shot a fraction past Lee Hollis's left-hand post. Motherwell are living dangerously.

  208. 1910: 

    Iain Vigurs gains 10 yards in a central position and pings a left-footed shot at the Killie goal. Craig Samson takes no chances and tips it over for a corner.

  209. 1911: 

    BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin: "#Celtic latest - Tomlin unlikely - Peterborough won't sell. Man U want Baines before letting Buttner go. Work continues on another loan deal, which is not for a striker. #bbcsportscot

  210. 1913: 

    Simon Ramsden picks up a second booking as he slices into Killie's Rabiu Ibrahim near the touchline. Crazy stuff from the Motherwell man, with just a few minutes left to play.

  211. 1916: 

    Good grief! What do Killie have to do to score again?! Lee Hollis makes a great save to prevent Shaun Hutchinson's header going into his own goal.

  212. 1919: 

    Home keeper Lee Hollis takes two attempts to smother the ball as Kilmarnock push again for an equaliser. We're two minutes into the four minutes of added time.

  213. 1921: 

    Motherwell 2-1 Kilmarnock

    That's three points Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will cherish. His men recovered from going a goal down but they rode their luck at times around the penalty area in the second half as Killie pushed them hard. Decent entertainment, I thought.

  214. 1925: 

    Those three points put Motherwell into third spot in the Scottish Premiership table, on nine. For Kilmarnock, they have yet to win and are in 10th place on two points.

  215. 1928: 

    BBC Scotland football pundit Craig Paterson: "Motherwell got driven back a bit in the second half. Kilmarnock brought on Ibrahim and Gardyne and they made a difference. Allan Johnston will be telling his players you have to have a strength to survive in this division. They need to be far more clinical. They can't rely on Kris Boyd all the time. It's a sad night when you put so much into a game and you have nothing to show for it."

  216. 1929: 

    The attendance at Fir Park this evening was 4,353.

  217. 1932: 

    We have a slew of post-match interviews and reaction pieces on the BBC Sport Scotland website. Of course, the highlights from all the Scottish Premiership games will be available at 18:00 BST on Sunday.

  218. 1936: 

    OK, it's time to call it a day, some seven hours and 20 minutes after Colin got the ball rolling for Dundee United v Celtic. We hope you've enjoyed the BBC Scotland content today. Thank you for logging on. Have a great Saturday night.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 01 Sep 2013 UK

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 Inverness CT 5 8 13
No movement 2 Celtic 4 4 10
No movement 3 Motherwell 5 -1 9
No movement 4 Partick Thistle 5 2 8
No movement 5 St Johnstone 5 1 8
No movement 6 Aberdeen 5 0 7
No movement 7 Dundee Utd 5 2 5
No movement 8 Hibernian 5 -1 5
No movement 9 Ross County 5 -4 4
No movement 10 Kilmarnock 5 -3 2
No movement 11 St Mirren 4 -7 1
No movement 12 Hearts 5 -1 -8