Scottish football as it happened

Victories for Celtic, Inverness CT, Aberdeen, Hibs and Motherwell on a busy day of Premiership action.

14 September 2013 Last updated at 17:48

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As it happened

  1. 1205: 

    We're back. Once the dust had settled following the celebrations to acclaim Shaun Maloney's winner in Macedonia, we returned our attention to domestic matters in the SPFL.

  2. 1206: 

    Hearts host Celtic at Tynecastle in the first of five Scottish Premiership games on Saturday in what promises to be a pulsating day's action.

  3. 1207: 
    Hearts boss Gary Locke

    "This is the kind of occasion you look forward to as a player.

    "Everyone outwith Heart of Midlothian has this down as an away win and I've said to our players to go out, enjoy the game, and hopefully upset a few people.

    "We've got good experienced players about the club and I'd like a few more. We need to make Tynecastle a fortress and, so far so good..."

  4. 1208: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM TYNECASTLE

    Hearts: MacDonald, McGowan, McKay, Wilson, McHattie, Holt, Robinson, Hamill, Walker, Billy King, Paterson. Subs: Ridgers, Smith, Carrick, Tapping, Nicholson, Oliver, McGhee.

    Celtic: Forster, Lustig, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Matthews, Brown, Ledley, Boerrigter, Commons, Stokes. Subs: Pukki, Samaras, Balde, Rogic, Mulgrew, Zaluska, Atajic.

    Referee: William Collum

  5. 1209: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Chatting the other day about who was the better striker: Marco Van Basten or Gabriel Batistuta; and it led to a debate on who's the greatest Scottish player and the greatest non-Scot to grace the top flight in this country?

    Van Basten was the runaway winner at Batigol's expense in our debate, but who gets your vote for greatest Scot/non-Scot?

    Text 80295 with your choice or thoughts on today's games and tweet using #bbcsportsound and @bbcthomasmcg

  6. 1211: 

    Hearts have made an impressive start to the season following the horrors of administration and starting the campaign on -15 points.

    Gary Locke's side, now on -8, are aiming for their first league victory over Celtic at Tynecastle since October 2011.

    Rudi Skacel and Ryan Stevenson were on the scoresheet that day, with Kris Commons given his marching orders for the visitors.

  7. 1212: 

    Celtic's last two visits to Tynecastle on league duty have seen them rack up two 4-0 victories.

    Neil Lennon has said he does not want to drop points in the Scottish capital this afternoon ahead of their Champions League clash in Milan on Wednesday...

  8. 1213: 

    Tynecastle must produce one of the best atmospheres in Scottish football and it will be crackling this afternoon.

    The Jambos have already put Aberdeen and Hibs to the sword there this season: can they add Celtic to the list?

    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson says the Hearts fans have fallen in love with their club again; as a sun-kissed Tynecastle begins to fill ahead of the 12:30 BST kick off.

  9. 1215: 

    Hearts midfielder Jamie Hamill is available after successfully appealing the red card he picked up against Inverness for deliberate hand ball, while skipper Danny Wilson and defender Kevin McHattie both returned from suspension.

    Celtic new signing Teemu Pukki is on the bench as Neil Lennon keeps an unchanged side to the one that won away at Dundee United.

    Anthony Stokes, who scored a late winner against United at Tannadice, retains his place up front.

  10. 1218: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "It's normally a great atmosphere here at Tynecastle and I expect nothing different today. Gary Locke has a young team playing for him and I expect a tough game.

    "It's hard to keep momentum going (with the international break) but we're on the cusp of something very exciting in the next few months.

    "If players want to play on Wednesday (against AC Milan in the Champions League) then they'll have to play well today."

  11. 1220: 
    GET INVOLVED
    Marco Van Basten and Gabriel Batistuta

    Marco Van Basten was streets ahead in our debate on who was the better striker. But who is the greatest Scot to have played the game and who's the greatest non-Scot to grace our top flight?

    Text 80295 or tweet using #bbcsportscot and @bbcthomasmcg

  12.  
    GET INVOLVED

    brinthemonjpn: "Going to be a Topper of a match . Hearts giving little away at home (Vlad undercover?),"

    Dechlan Kearney: "The greatest Scottish player would be Kenny Dalglish, Non scot must be Henrik Larsson #bbcsportsound"

  13. 1226: 

    Tynecastle is a wall of noise as the teams trot out and the respective managers enjoy a handshake and a quick word or two...

  14. 1230: 
    KICK-OFF

    We're under way at sun-kissed Tynecastle.

  15. 1231: 

    Celtic attack down the right and Kris Commons, inside the penalty area, tries a hook shot that fails to seriously trouble Jamie MacDonald in the Hearts goal.

  16.  
    GET INVOLVED

    John Regan: "Greatest Scot: Jimmy Johnstone, greatest non-scot Larsson, with Laudrup second. #bbcsportscot"

  17. 1234: 

    A nervous-looking Fraser Forster gets down in instalments to palm away Kevin McHattie's whipped in free-kick.

    Encouragement for the Jambos and Tynecastle is bouncing under the sun.

  18. 1235: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Scott Brown, as he did for Scotland, has taken the initiative in midfield and this is how it is probably going to be, with Celtic on the front foot and Hearts having to defend well."

  19. 1237: 

    Billy King has a great chance to test Fraser Forster from the edge of the area but the back-tracking Virgil Van Dijk manages to block and thwart a promising Hearts attack.

    Great work by Calum Paterson to create the opening...

  20. 1240: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Some healthy and robust debate on our question of greatest Scot and non-Scot to have graced our game...

    Chris Money: "100% Gary Teale and non-Scot has to be Esmael Goncalves, no contest, who was this Larsson fella anyway? #bbcsportscot"

    Duncan: "Scott Nisbet and Sebo lol. Davie Cooper and Brian Laudrup..."

  21. 1241: 

    Celtic spurn a great opportunity to take the lead as Derk Boerrigter gallops down the left and sends in a sumptuous cross that sees Kris Commons send a first-time effort high and wide.

  22. 1242: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Hearts' chances will be few and far between today so they've got to make the most of set pieces."

  23. 1245: 

    Fifteen minutes gone at Tynecastle; Celtic enjoying the lionshare of possession but Hearts continue to look dangerous on the break and could pose the visiting defence more than a few problems.

    It remains goalless but you'd fancy the breakthrough soon...

  24. 1246: 
    PENALTY- Celtic have been awarded a penalty

    Penalty for handball against Jamie Hamill...

  25. 1247: 
    GOAL- Hearts 0-1 Celtic (Commons 17mins)

    Amid a chorus of boos and dismayed expressions from all those of a Hearts persuasion, Kris Commons sends his penalty beyond Jamie MacDonald to give Celtic the lead.

    Referee Willie Collum points to the spot as Jamie Hamill is penalised for handling Anthony Stokes's header.

  26. 1248: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Not one Celtic player appealed for handball. It looks harsh, but Commons has despatched it with aplomb..."

  27. 1250: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Looking at replays of the penalty incident, not sure how much Jamie Hamill knew about that. If your arm is raised then there's always the danger of conceding a penalty but the Hearts defender wasn't looking at the ball as he made the challenge.

    What do you think?

    Text 80295 or tweet the live text commentary using #bbcsportscot and @bbcthomasmcg

  28. 1251: 
    CLOSE!

    With the Jambos still seething at referee Willie Collum, Celtic go in search of a second goal. Taking a quick free-kick, the ball finds its way to Anthony Stokes and the forward sends a 25-yard shot whistling just wide.

  29.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Robbie Devenney: "Hamill doesn't have much luck with penalties does he? #bbcsportscot."

    Board67: "Time for all the clueless commentators and pundits to wheel out the 'he didnae mean it so it's not a hand ball' tripe. #bbcsportscot."

    Matt McSheaffrey: "As a celtic fan, that's a very poor decision by Collum #bbcsportscot."

  30. 1257: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL

    Celtic have the ball in the net through Anthony Stokes but the effort is ruled out for offside. Stokes showed Ninja-like reflexes to sweep home Kris Commons's centre but it's ruled out. That looked tight...

  31.  
    Hearts 0-1 Celtic
    Kris Commons fires Celtic into the lead

    Kris Commons fired Celtic in front from the spot as the home fans boiled with anger over referee Willie Collum's decision to award a penalty for handball on Jamie Hamill.

  32.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Board67: "Hearts fans have short memories if they can't recall the fashion in which they got to the Cup final last year. #bbcsportscot."

    Laura Pollock: "Collum actually brings shame on his profession. He doesn't have a clue, poor decision."

  33. 1259: 

    Calum Paterson causes ripples of discontent in Celtic's rearguard, finding space out on the right, but he can't get a shot away, much to the frustration of the Hearts fans.

    You wouldn't expect referee Willie Collum being invited for a pint in the Tynie Arms any time soon...

  34. 1302: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Celtic are moving the ball impressively from left to right as they attempt to stretch Hearts. Boerrigter looks to dance down the left before dabbing the ball inside to Matthews and the Welshman's thunderbolt is palmed away by MacDonald.

  35.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Stephen-Andrew Dunn: "Greatest Scottish footballer Pat Stanton; Greatest Non Scot Russell Latap. don't think you can tell the team I support. "

    Mikey Love: "The greatest Scottish player is Lawrie Reilly, the best import is Franck Sauzee #bbcsportscot"

    Move over Columbo, I'm spotting an emerging theme here...

  36. 1307: 

    Hearts do well to snuff out another Celtic attack after Anthony Stokes cleverly picked out Mikael Lustig. The Jambos continue to be stretched by the visitors but it remains 1-0.

    Hearts boss Gary Locke has a face like thunder in his technical area and is wearing the pained expression of a man who's been wronged in Beadle's About and is fit to pop!

  37.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Scott Allan in Glenrothes: "@Board67 re: the Cup semi-final, wasn't Hooper's goal offside?"

  38. 1311: 

    If you look up "textbook tackle" in the big book of football history, Kevin McHattie's goal-saving tackle on Adam Matthews will be there.

    The Welshman was about to pull the trigger and make it 2-0 before McHattie's intervention. Matthews, though, is injured following the challenge and his game looks to be over...

  39. 1313: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Georgios Samaras replaces Adam Matthews with about two minutes remaining until the break. Not sure whether Matthews will be fit for the Champions League trip to Milan.

  40. 1316: 
    HALF-TIME- Hearts 0-1 Celtic

    Celtic lead at the break courtesy of Kris Commons's penalty. Hearts were seething at Willie Collum's decision to award a spot kick for Jamie Hamill's handball but Neil Lennon's side have controlled long spells of a pulsating game under the Edinburgh sun.

  41.  
    GET INVOLVED

    James McGlone: "Greatest non Scot: Lubo Moravcik; greatest Scot Billy McNeil..."

    Louis Hart: "Greatest Scottish footballer: Paul Hartley, greatest import Sir Rudolf Skacel #bbcsportscot"

    Evan: "Claudio Caniggia. Was past his best when he played in Scotland but still one of world football's greats. #bbcsportscot"

    Speedy430: "Brian Laudrup or Henrik Larsson and Kenny Dalglish..."

  42.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Plan9SoundSystem: "Scottish has to be 'super Keith' Wright. Non Scottish has to be Le God, the big man, Franck Sauzee. Easy GGTH #bbcsportsound"

  43. 1332: 
    KICK-OFF

    We're off in the second half at Tynecastle...

  44. 1335: 

    Perhaps understandably, the pace of the game has dropped at the start of the second half. Celtic continue to enjoy possession with Hearts looking to hit the visitors on the break.

  45. 1337: 

    Celtic probe for an opening but Hearts are showing admirable defensive qualities and discipline; refusing to buckle under the increasing pressure.

    Emilio Izaguirre looks to press from the left but the men in maroon hold firm.

  46.  
    GET INVOLVED

    DD Johnston: "We need a society-wide discussion of the handball rule. Pundits, commentators, & - most of all - Willie Collum - don't get it #bbcsportscot"

  47. 1340: 

    Kevin McHattie and then Billy King send crosses in for Hearts as they search for an equaliser but the Celtic defence is equal to the task.

    Moments later, King flashes a 20-yard shot wide. Encouragement for the hosts, though.

  48. 1342: 

    Celtic's promising counter attack comes to a shuddering halt as Emilio Izaguirre's centre after being played in by Georgios Samaras is woefully off target and Hearts repel the danger.

  49. 1344: 
    GOAL- Hearts 1-1 Celtic (Holt)

    The home fans inside Tynecastle are up out of their seats dancing to acclaim Jason Holt's equaliser. His shot through a ruck of Celtic defenders proves too strong for Fraser Forster who gets a foot to the ball but can't keep it out. Game on!

  50. 1345: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Can Celtic find another gear now? Fraser Forster looked bemused..."

  51. 1347: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Hearts' equaliser sets us up for a cracking last half-hour at Tynecastle, with both sides pushing hard to take the lead. Virgil Van Dijk earns a yellow card for chopping down Billy King.

  52. 1348: 

    Oh no! Hearts defender Jamie Hamill has the chance to fire a shot at goal from a free-kick on the edge of the area but feathers a weak side-foot effort straight into the Celtic wall. Groans from the home fans who wanted to see jittery giant Fraser Forster put under further pressure in the Celtic goal.

  53. 1352: 
    GOAL- Hearts 1-2 Celtic (Stokes 63mins)

    Celtic restore their lead as Georgios Samaras's headed flick finds Kris Commons who in turn heads onto forward Anthony Stokes who controls before firing home his fourth goal of the season.

  54. 1353: 

    Stokes earns a yellow card for his goal celebrations as referee Willie Collum takes a dim view of the Irishman's actions. Joe Ledley is replaced by Charlie Mulgrew as Neil Lennon shuffles his pack.

  55. 1355: 

    David Smith, on for Billy King, has an immediate chance to get his side back in it but his header fails to trouble Forster.

    You still feel there are more goals in this game; Celtic lead 2-1 with a little over 20 minutes remaining.

  56. 1357: 

    Georgios Samaras finds the galloping Emilio Izaguirre whose shot forces a good save from Jamie MacDonald and the ball is cleared for a Celtic corner.

  57. 1359: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Celtic get their first chance to assess new signing Teemu Pukki, who trots on for Kris Commons. Seconds later, Derk Boerrigter whips in a cracking cross but Georgios Samaras dabs his effort well wide. What a chance for the galloping Greek!

  58.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Frank Whitaker: "Right or wrong doesn't matter, where's the handball in the box penalty consistency?"

    Stuart Tinney: "It's early doors but still has to be said - Gary Who-oper? #bbcsportscot"

  59. 1404: 

    Emilio Izaguirre wastes possession with the unmarked Anthony Stokes crying out for a pass on the edge of the area; Hearts survive and Neil Lennon bellows at his left-back for his profligacy.

  60.  
    Hearts 1-2 Celtic
    Celtic striker Anthony Stokes

    Anthony Stokes re-established Celtic's lead at Tynecastle with a fine finish after a bit of head tennis between Georgios Samaras and Kris Commons. Stokes, though, was booked for his celebrations...

  61.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Craig Ruthven: "Greatest Scot Davie Cooper & Non-Scot Henrik Larsson #bbcsportscot"

    Robin Wales: "Goal-line technology - what's the chances of the same effort for hand balls given the importance in the box?#bbcsportscot"

  62. 1412: 
    CLOSE!

    Virgil Van Dijk flicks an effort narrowly over the bar as Hearts struggle to defend a Celtic corner; the visitors are searching for a third goal in an effort to make the points safe.

  63. 1413: 
    GOAL- Hearts 1-3 Celtic (Pukki)

    That could be that. Anthony Stokes, who must be a contender for man of the match, drags the Hearts rearguard out of position and dinks a wee Pro Evolution Soccer-style chip to the back post where Teemu Pukki dabs the ball home to make it a scoring debut.

  64. 1415: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "If there's justice and Scott Brown gets on the scoresheet then that really would top it off for Celtic. As long as they don't concede a fourth then there's no real damage for Hearts."

  65. 1417: 
    INJURY TIME

    Three minutes of added time at Tynecastle as both sides still press for more goals; what a game!

  66. 1420: 

    Kevin McHattie does brilliantly to head away Emilio Izaguirre's cross and he does the same again seconds later to clear for a corner.

  67. 1421: 
    FULL-TIME- Hearts 1-3 Celtic

    Celtic move level on points with league leaders Inverness following an impressive victory at Tynecastle. Kris Commons's controversial penalty was cancelled out by Jason Holt's rasping drive, but goals from Anthony Stokes and a debut strike from Teemu Pukki seal the points for Neil Lennon's men.

  68. 1424: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit John Robertson

    "Celtic moved the ball about well. Up front Derk Boerrigter was good but for me Anthony Stokes was magnificent."

  69. 1426: 

    Team news from this afternoon's four other Premiership games coming up. Can Inverness, away to Kilmarnock, pull ahead of Celtic at the top of the table?

  70.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Gary McNeil: "Greatest Scot: Jim Baxter Non-Scot: Brian Laudrup..."

    David Morrow: "Greatest Scot (I remember, growing up) Ally McCoist, Greatest Non-Scot Brian Laudrup. #bbcsportscot"

  71. 1430: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM McDIARMID PARK

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Anderson, Wright, Scobbie, Wotherspoon, Murray Davidson, Cregg, Hasselbaink, MacLean, May. Subs: Millar, McDonald, Edwards, Banks, Miller, Brian Easton, Fallon.

    Hibernian: Williams, Maybury, Nelson, Hanlon, Stevenson, Robertson, Thomson, Taiwo, Craig, Heffernan, Collins. Subs: McPake, Vine, Murdoch, Forster, Stanton, Zoubir, Caldwell.

    Referee: Bobby Madden

  72.  
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "I thought we were very good overall and our reaction to the Hearts goal was excellent. Better use of the ball could've seen us win more comprehensively. Anthony Stokes led the line great and he's doing well. With Hooper, Wanyama and Wilson gone then a fit Scott Brown makes us better.

    "I've got a settled squad now and Teemu getting a goal will do him a power of good. Adam Matthews had a twisted ankle but, hopefully he'll be okay for Wednesday (against AC Milan)."

  73.  
    Inverness captain Richie Foran

    "Although you are winning games and scoring lots of goals in pre-season, you are not sure until you are playing SPFL games if the new lads will be up for it.

    "They have showed they are, James Vincent and big Deano in goal are able to play this standard of football.

    "We are a little bit surprised, but we have a good quality squad, mostly British and Irish players, which helps.

    "The attitudes are tremendous day in, day out.

    "All the boys on the bench are right up for it and keeping us on our toes, that's for sure."

  74.  
    Kilmarnock forward Michael Gardyne

    "Hopefully I can set up some goals for big Kris (Boyd). People keep saying it could be a good partnership.

    "The little and large thing keeps getting brought up. I'm actually not that small."

  75. 1440: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM FIRHILL

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

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Reynolds, Considine, Jack, Pawlett, Hayes, Hector, Wylde, Zola, Smith. Subs: Robertson,Vernon, Low, Weaver, Magennis, Storie, Murray.

    Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)

  76. 1441: 
    LINE-UPS- TEAMS FROM RUGBY PARK

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Clohessy, Irvine, Tesselaar, McKeown, Nicholson, Fowler, Jacobs, Gros, Gardyne, Boyd. Subs: Reguero, Ibrahim, Stewart, O'Hara, Pascali, Ashcroft, Pooler.

    Inverness CT: Brill, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Shinnie, Ross Draper, Foran, Ross, Vincent, Doran, McKay. Subs: Esson, Devine, Greenhalgh, Tremarco, Williams, Polworth, Agdestein.

    Referee: Steven McLean

  77. 1444: 
    TEAMS FROM ST MIRREN PARK

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

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

    Referee: Craig Thomson

  78. 1446: 
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon

    "I'm very calm and very much looking forward to the game. I'm looking to improve on my ability as a manager.

    The Buddies, second bottom of the table, are at home to Motherwell today...

  79. 1450: 
    BBC Scotland's Paul Barnes at St Mirren Park

    "Crowd unusually quiet at St Mirren Park ahead of Saints v M'well. Nerves from the home support perhaps? Another huge match for the Buddies."

  80. 1453: 
    Hearts boss Gary Locke

    "Only one man in the stadium thought it was a penalty but unfortunately it was the only man that mattered. There's nothing you're going to do to change the referee's decision so you just have to get on with it.

    "I thought we got back into it at 1-1 and there's more positives than negatives for us."

  81. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF

    Here we go across the country, goals please and plenty of them!

  82. 1502: 
    GET INVOLVED
    The late Davie Cooper and Henrik Larsson

    Candidates for the greatest ever Scot & non-Scot to grace the top flight?

    The late Davie Cooper and Swedish marksman Henrik Larsson.

    Text 80295 with your chosen two and/ or tweet using #bbcsportscot or @bbcthomasmcg

  83. 1505: 

    Richard Gordon, BBC Sportsound's anchor, says it may come a time where all fans are searched in order to resolve the problem. Explosive stuff, sadly, not in the way we'd like in front of goal.

    BBC Scotland's Chick Young says some Motherwell fans inside St Mirren Park have clashed with police over their use of flares. Referee Craig Thomson has stopped the game to ensure the flares are removed from the pitch.

  84. 1508: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 0-1 Inverness (Foran 8 mins)

    Terry Butcher's men are on fire. The league leaders make an early breakthrough at Rugby Park, skipper Richie Foran taking advantage of statuesque Kilmarnock defending to fire home from close range.

  85.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Graeme Myles: "Greatest Scot - Dalglish non Scotland - Larsson (not a celtic fan). #bbcsportscot"

    1983Overture: "Henrik Larsson. Money paid to impact on team has to be candidate for best signing ever. along with Kagawa at Dortmund #bbcsportscot"

  86. 1509: 

    John Sutton just fails to get a touch at the back post as Motherwell go close to taking the lead at St Mirren Park.

  87. 1512: 
    GOAL- Partick 0-1 Aberdeen (Calvin Zola 12mins)

    The Dons draw first blood at Firhill and it's a first goal in Aberdeen colours for Calvin Zola who heads home for the visitors. Derek McInnes's men are on the march...

  88. 1516: 
    GOAL- St Johnstone 1-0 Hibs (Stevie May 16mins)

    With his fourth goal of the season, Stevie May fires St Johnstone into the lead with a 25-yard thunderbolt. Penny for Pat Fenlon's thoughts?

  89.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Chris Martin: "It may be his first ever on target" hahaha nice one @RichardGordon48 #COYR #bbcsportscot

  90. 1519: 
    GOAL- Partick 0-2 Aberdeen (Pawlett 19mins)

    Aberdeen would give Arrigo Sacchi's famous AC Milan side a run for their money on this early first-half form. Calvin Zola turns provider this time, teeing up flying machine Peter Pawlett who sends the visiting fans bananas with a second Dons goal.

  91. 1522: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    Liam Craig cracks a volley towards goal as Hibs search for an equaliser but it's superbly saved by Alan Mannus. St Johnstone still lead at McDiarmid Park courtesy of Stevie May's howitzer.

  92.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Grant Heath: "Almost in shock to have seen Zola has scored, hopefully the first of many! #bbcsportscot"

    A goal and an assist so far today, Grant! Get some water down you and open the window; deep breaths...

  93. 1526: 
    BBC Sportsound pundit Chick Young

    "Good stuff, both teams playing well. When you look at St Mirren, this is not the look of a team who have only taken one point..."

  94. 1527: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin at Firhill

    "Aberdeen look very dangerous going forward with Hayes, Wylde and Pawlett all backing up from midfield. #bbcsportscot."

  95. 1530: 
    PENALTY

    St Mirren have the chance to take the lead from the spot...

  96. 1531: 

    St Mirren appear to win a penalty, with Conor Newton brought down by Keith Lasley. Motherwell's claims that it is outside the box win the day, with Craig Thomson ruling that it is only a free-kick after consulting his linesman.

  97. 1533: 
    GOAL- St Johnstone 1-1 Hibs (Heffernan 33mins)

    Paul Heffernan restores parity at McDiarmid Park, firing home the equaliser for Pat Fenlon's men.

  98. 1534: 

    The head of Gary Warren meets an Inverness corner but Kilmarnock's Kyle Jacobs clears off the line with his head to deny the visitors a 2-0 lead.

    Then Inverness goalkeeper Dean Brill turns a Michael Gardyne shot round the post as Kilmarnock press for an equaliser.

  99.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Andrew Lambert: "How far back are we going? Greatest Scot? Easy - Bobby Walker. Non-Scot? Brian Laurdup, from a Hearts fan #bbcsportscot"

    We can go as far back as you like Andrew, no restrictions...

    Mark Gallacher: "Greatest Scot - Dalglish, Non Scot - Larsson, Manager - Ferguson #bbcsportscot @BBCthomasmcg"

  100. 1538: 
    GOAL- St Mirren 0-1 Motherwell (Sutton 38mins)

    John Sutton scrambles the opener for the Steelmen with a diving header in Paisley; a real sore one for the Buddies following that phantom penalty that never was. Stuart McCall's men won't mind though...

  101. 1541: 

    Inverness's Billy McKay screws a volley wide from Aaron Doran's cross - should've done better but he has set mightily high standards for himself! The league leaders are flying high at Rugby Park

  102. 1543: 
    Aberdeen's Calvin Zola was on target for the Dons at Firhill

    Aberdeen fans will be delighted to see Calvin Zola on the scoresheet against Partick, with the striker later turning provider to set up Peter Pawlett as the Dons doubled their lead.

  103. 1544: 
    BBC Scotland's Billy Dodds

    "Partick Thistle have been coming right back into the game, a Kallum Higginbotham shot looked to be heading goalwards but it was deflected wide."

  104. 1545: 
    HALF-TIME- St Mirren 0-1 Motherwell
  105. 1546: 
    HALF-TIME- St Johnstone 1-1 Hibs
  106. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME- Partick 0-2 Aberdeen
  107. 1548: 
    HALF-TIME- Kilmarnock 0-1 Inverness
  108. 1549: 
    HALF-TIME- Scottish Championship

    Alloa 0-1 Dumbarton

    Cowdenbeath 0-0 Falkirk

    Dundee 0-0 Hamilton

    Livingston 2-2 Morton

    QoS 0-1 Raith Rovers

  109.  
    HALF-TIME- Scottish League One

    Airdrieonians 1-1 Stranraer

    Brechin 0-1 Dunfermline

    East Fife 1-1 Forfar

    Rangers 0-0 Arbroath

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Ayr

  110.  
    HALF-TIME- Scottish League Two

    Albion 0-0 Berwick

    Clyde 0-0 East Stirling

    Elgin 0-1 Montrose

    Peterhead 1-1 Queen's Park

    Stirling 0-1 Annan Ath

  111.  
    BBC Scotland's Paul Barnes at St Mirren Park

    "St Mirren 1-0 down to Motherwell at HT. A bit harsh on the home side, but 'Well won't care. Does Danny Lennon have 45mins to save his job?"

  112. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF

    After a quick cuppa and caramel log we're back up and running for the second half...

  113.  
    Kilmarnock 0-1 Inverness
    Richie Foran (left) fired the league leaders in front

    Inverness CT skipper Richie Foran fired the league leaders in front at out-of-form Kilmarnock. Terry Butcher's side are riding the crest of a wave and can't stop scoring...

  114. 1604: 

    Kilmarnock, with the look of a side on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing at the break, come out with more intent. Predatory striker Kris Boyd's shot on the turn, however, fails to trouble the Inverness goal.

  115. 1607: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 1-1 Inverness (Nicholson)

    Wacky equaliser for Kilmarnock against Inverness! Graeme Shinnie sides to clear Rabiu Ibrahim's through ball but only manages to cannon it off Barry Nicholson and into the net!

  116. 1607: 
    GOAL- Rangers 0-1 Arbroath (Cook)
  117.  
    GET INVOLVED

    John Davis: "The best Scot has to be @kennethdalglish , the best non-scot undoubtedly Henrik Larsson. No explanation required for either!"

    Paul Evans: "Best Scot Aiden McGeady, best non-Scot Aiden McGeady."

    Tam Dean Burn: "Greatest Scot Gordon Smith (so my dad always said) Non Scot George Best ( Hibs too!)"

  118. 1611: 
    GOAL- Kilmarnock 1-2 Inverness (McKay)

    The league leaders are back in front at Rugby Park. Josh Meekings finds Barry McKay with a long ball down the middle and the latter chips the on-rushing Craig Samson to find the net. Terry Butcher affords himself a contented smile in the ICT dugout.

  119. 1613: 
    GOAL- St Johnstone 1-2 Hibs (Collins)

    Hibs have come from behind to lead in Perth. James Collins finds the net with a shot that Alan Mannus gets a touch to but can't keep out. Pat Fenlon's troops are in dreamland!

  120. 1614: 
    GOAL- Rangers 1-1 Arbroath (Mohsni)
  121. 1615: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    Shaun Hutchinson heads against the crossbar from a Motherwell corner as St Mirren nearly fall two behind. Worrying times for the Buddies who desperately need to find their shooting boots.

  122.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Chris Martin: "Can the BBC confirm this is the same Calvin Zola that's had a multitude of blunders and bad touches already this season? #bbcsportscot"

    That's a roger, Chris!

  123. 1620: 
    GOAL- Rangers 2-1 Arbroath (McCulloch)
  124. 1621: 
    GREAT SAVE!

    St Mirren goalkeeper David Cornell makes a fine save from Henri Anier after the striker was straight through...

  125.  
    St Johnstone 1-2 Hibs
    Hibs lead at McDiarmid Park

    Hibs trailed at McDiarmid Park but goals from Paul Heffernan and James Collins saw the Edinburgh side come from behind.

  126. 1624: 
    GOAL- Partick 0-3 Aberdeen (Magennis)

    Aberdeen are running amok at Firhill. The Dons make it three through Josh Magennis and Derek McInnes would be forgiven for breaking into a wee Gangnam Style dance on the touchline.

  127.  
    GET INVOLVED

    David Morrow: "When was the last time all home sides lost in the top division? Could happen today #bbcsportscot #spfl"

  128. 1628: 
    GOAL- Alloa 1 Dumbarton 2 (Scott Agnew Pen 71)
  129. 1629: 
    GOAL- Airdrieonians 2 (Lewis Coult 72) Stranraer 2
  130. 1630: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    Motherwell striker Bob McHugh strikes the outside of the St Mirren post with a terrific strike as the Steelemen come within a whisker of doubling their lead.

  131. 1632: 
    GOAL- Rangers 3-1 Arbroath (McCulloch)
  132. 1632: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    Kallum Higginbotham almost claws one back for Partick Thistle, but his great strike smacks the post and Jamie Langfield is still closing in on a wee cheeky clean sheet.

  133.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Alan Adam: "Sitting in a meeting and having to stifle the joy at current Dons scoreline #COYR #bbcsportsct"

    Disguise a celebratory yelp with a cough or kind on you've got cramp and do a wee victory trot to get the circulation going again!

    Rory Murphy: "Inverness Caley are flying, looking unstoppable!"

    Tom Watson: "Greatest non-scot a toss-up between Paul Heffernan and James Collins - and I'm not even a Hibs fan. #bbcsportscot #ggtt"

    Tom, are you happy to do the lie detector test from Meet The Parents?

  134. 1637: 

    Gary Harkins has a shot cleared off the Motherwell line as St Mirren go close to an equaliser. The Buddies are doing all they can to get back into this game; but time, as Muse once sang, is running out...

  135.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ross Quinn: "Great now it looks like Collins was worthwhile buy. Considering he's 50k dearer than Griffiths would've been #petriefenlonout"

  136. 1639: 
    GOAL- East Fife 1 Forfar 3 (Gavin Swankie 82)
  137.  
    GET INVOLVED

    John Dorward: "#bbcsportscot Strong Aberdeen performance considering Flood, Robson, Anderson and McGinn all out."

  138. 1643: 
    GOAL- Airdrieonians 3 (Gregor Buchanan 89) Stranraer 2
  139. 1644: 
    GOAL- Rangers 4-1 Arbroath (Andy Little)
  140. 1645: 
    GOAL- Cowdenbeath 1 (Greg Stewart 89) Falkirk 0
  141. 1646: 
    GOAL- Rangers 5-1 Arbroath (Lee McCulloch hat-trick)
  142. 1647: 
    FULL-TIME- St Johnstone 1-2 Hibs
  143. 1648: 
    FULL-TIME- Partick 0-3 Aberdeen
  144. 1649: 
    FULL-TIME- Kilmarnock 1-2 Inverness CT
  145. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- St Mirren 0-1 Motherwell
  146.  
    Motherwell win at St Mirren
    Motherwell striker John Sutton

    Striker John Sutton scored the only goal of the game to keep St Mirren second bottom of the Premiership and still looking for their first league win of the season.

  147.  
    FULL-TIME- Scottish Championship

    Alloa 1-2 Dumbarton

    Cowdenbeath 1-0 Falkirk

    Dundee 0-0 Hamilton

    Livingston 2-2 Morton

    QoS 0-1 Raith Rovers

  148.  
    FULL-TIME- Scottish League One

    Airdrieonians 3-2 Stranraer

    Brechin 1-1 Dunfermline

    East Fife 1-3 Forfar

    Rangers 5-1 Arbroath

    Stenhousemuir 1-1 Ayr

  149.  
    FULL-TIME- Scottish League Two

    Albion 0-2 Berwick

    Clyde 1-2 East Stirling

    Elgin 3-3 Montrose

    Peterhead 2-1 Queen's Park

    Stirling 0-2 Annan Ath

  150.  
    Motherwell boss Stuart McCall

    "We defended strongly, limited St Mirren to very little and deserved the win. We've got a terrific support but the smoke-bomb thing is a bit of a nonsense.

    "They're boisterous and get behind the team. If we'd have come back from the Macedonia game and lost then it would've been all doom and gloom."

  151.  
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon
    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon

    "We're all human and have the same emotions as everybody else but I'm the leader of this group and will stand up and be counted.

    "I thought we were well in the ascendancy (at the time of the penalty decision) but if we continue like that then we'll certainly get luckier.

    "The only thing that was disappointed was how easily we let the ball come into the box.

    "We're hurting but we believe in each other and believe we can turn this around."

  152.  
    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller on St Mirren boss Danny Lennon

    "What's the panic? It's still too early (to call for the manager's head) What's his target? To keep his side in the league..."

  153.  
    The greatest-ever Scot?
    Kenny Dalglish

    Kenny Dalglish proved a popular choice in our debate about the greatest Scot & non-Scot to grace Scottish football...

  154.  
    Inverness CT boss Terry Butcher

    "It wasn't the best and we played with only glimpses of the fluency we're capable of. Their equaliser was a test for us before Billy McKay scored the second. Today wasn't us at our best but we still go the three points.

    "Our players have to realise that teams will raise their game against us; it's a lovely position to be top of the league after six games.

    "I'm delighted with the three points. After the game, Maurice Malpas asked who played well and none of our players put their hands up; that tells me a lot..."

  155.  

    Inverness CT continue to set the pace at the top of the Scottish Premiership, Terry Butcher's men maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.

    Celtic's win at Tynecastle keeps them just behind the Highland outfit, with Teemu Pukki scoring on his Celtic debut.

    Hibs come from behind to beat St Johnstone, while Aberdeen thump Partick and Motherwell claim maximum points at out-of-sorts St Mirren.

  156.  

    Thanks for your company this afternoon. We're back tomorrow for Ross County v Dundee United and we'll have highlights of all today's games from 6pm tomorrow.

    Enjoy your Saturday night, cheers.

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Sat 9 Aug 2014 - Scottish Premiership
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As It Stood Table

Last updated 15 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 6 9 16
No movement 2 Celtic 5 6 13
No movement 3 Motherwell 6 0 12
No movement 4 Aberdeen 6 3 10
Moving up 5 Dundee Utd 6 4 8
Moving down 6 St Johnstone 6 0 8
Moving down 7 Hibernian 6 0 8
Moving down 8 Partick Thistle 6 -1 8
No movement 9 Ross County 6 -6 4
No movement 10 Kilmarnock 6 -4 2
No movement 11 St Mirren 5 -8 1
No movement 12 Hearts 6 -3 -8