LiveScottish football as it happened

Summary

  1. Dow, Mackay-Steven & Erskine score for United
  2. O'Halloran & MacLean gives Saints lead over County
  3. Jervis pulls one back for Ross County
  4. Wilson & Sow score as Hearts beat Rangers
  5. Law had equalised for Rangers

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

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TABLE TOPPERS

Dundee United celebrate their victory at Pittodrie, which puts them top of the Scottish Premiership.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"United capitalised on a mistake and from then on they played with a bit of intelligence. Although we had the majority of the play in the second half, they looked dangerous on the break.."

The top flight resumes on Wednesday evening with a full round of fixtures, including champions Celtic's first league match against St Johnstone in Perth and Partick Thistle's opening game of the season against Ross County in Glasgow.

It's been mainly away wins on the first weekend of the Premiership season with Inverness triumphing at Hamilton yesterday and Dundee United and St Johnstone both picking up three points on the road today.

The Scottish Premiership table after the first weekend of matches, with Celtic and Partick Thistle still to play in the league.

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Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara

"I thought, to a man, we were very good today. Defensively, as a unit, we were outstanding. It's a great start for us, that's all it is."

FULL-TIME

Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United

Dundee United go top of the Scottish Premiership with a convincing victory at Pittodrie.

FULL-TIME

Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone open their Scottish Premiership season with a hard-fought away victory over Ross County.

GOAL

Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United (Erskine)

Well, that's that. Chris Erskine rolls the ball home to claim United's third of the day.

Closing Stages

Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone

Melvin de Leeuw's shot is saved by St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

Former United forward David Goodwillie heads wide with the goal at his mercy, much to Aberdeen's disappointment.

INJURY TIME

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

Three minutes of stoppage time at Pittodrie.

A series of set pieces in the St Johnstone half as Ross County try to force a leveller.

Niall McGinn's half-volley from a tight angle does not trouble Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak.

PENALTY APPEAL

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

Dundee United defender Callum Morris appears to handle the ball in the box but referee Willie Collum waves play on.

Aberdeen's frustrations are summed up as Peter Pawlett works himself into a good position and delivers a decent ball but there is no-one there to attack it.

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio SCotland pundit

"It's just been a really, really flat day for Aberdeen."

Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone

Quite a few stoppages in Dingwall as both sides make changes. St Johnstone's first-half scorer Michael O'Halloran tries to add to his earlier strike but fires over.

PENALTY APPEAL

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

Adam Rooney goes down in the box under the challenge of goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak but referee Willie Collum awards a goal kick as the ball goes out.

Heading into the last 15 minutes in Aberdeen and Dingwall.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

United's Ryan Dow gets clear with another chance but fires wide. That could have finished the match.

Tam Scobbie slides in on Yoann Arquin at Victoria Park.

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In Dingwall, there's been chances at both ends after County got a goal back. Rocco Quinn has fired wide for the hosts while Steven Anderson and Dave Mackay have threatened for Saints.

Aberdeen know they need to get the next goal but Dundee United remain a threat on the break.

GOAL

Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone (Jervis)

Debutant Jake Jervis fires past Alan Mannus to reduce Ross County's deficit. Game on.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

Dundee United threaten a break when Ryan Dow finds Nadir Ciftci but the striker cannot keep his effort down.

GOAL

Ross County 0-2 St Johnstone (MacLean)

Steven MacLean doubles St Johnstone's lead with a header high into the net.

YELLOW CARD

Paul Paton is fouled for taking out David Goodwillie and Aberdeen have a free-kick, from which Niall McGinn fires off target.

Neilson added that goalkeeper Neil Alexander had been taken to hospital for treatment on his cheekbone.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson on beating Rangers

"Great for the players, I'm really, really pleased for them."

HALF-TIME

Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone

Michael O'Halloran's strike separates St Johnstone and Ross County at the break.

HALF-TIME

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United

Dundee United go in two up a the break with Ryan Dow and Gary Mackay-Steven on target in the first half.

CLOSE!

Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone

Graham Carey has missed a couple of chances for Ross County as they try to draw level against St Johnstone.

GOAL

Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United (Mackay-Steven)

It's a second for United as Gary Mackay-Steven slips the ball home at the end of a swift break. Superb through ball by Nadir Ciftci.

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HITS THE WOODWORK

Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United

Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak misses a cross and Niall McGinn tries to take advantage but his shot strikes the post.

Barry Robson has returned to the play for Aberdeen after getting stitches on a cut and running off a leg knock.

Aberdeen press hard for parity at Pittodrie but they keep coming up against a stubborn new-look Dundee United defence.

GOAL

Ross County 0-1 St Johnstone (O'Halloran)

A David Wotherspoon cross into the Ross County area bobbles around and eventually finds Michael O'Halloran, who fires home for Saints.

Craig Paterson

BBC Radio Scotland

"That goal for Dundee United was self-inflicted by Aberdeen."

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GOAL

Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United (Dow)

Ryan Dow takes advantage of an defensive slip-up by Ash Taylor to round goalkeeper Jamie Langfield and put United in front.

Still no goals in today's Premiership fixtures. Barry Robson now needs stitches on a cut after picking up a leg knock in Aberdeen's match with Dundee Untied.

FULL-TIME

Rangers 1-2 Hearts

Hearts begin their Scottish Championship campaign with victory over Rangers at Ibrox, Osman Sow's late goal proving to be the winner.

INJURY TIME

Rangers 1-2 Hearts

Still playing at Ibrox. One minute of stoppage time to play.

There's an injury concern for Aberdeen with Barry Robson limping. Nicky Low is preparing to come on.

GREAT SAVE!

Ross County 0-0 St Johnstone

Tim Dreesen draws a save from Alan Mannus in the St Johnstone goal.

CLOSE!

Rangers 1-2 Hearts

Incredible end to the match at Ibrox as Lee Wallace's low cross ricochets off a couple of players and eventually off Kenny Miller to go just over the Hearts crossbar.

GOAL

Rangers 1-2 Hearts (Sow)

Almost immediately, Hearts go back ahead as Osman Sow races on to Sam Nicholson's pass and arrows a low shot past Cammy Bell.

GOAL

Rangers 1-1 Hearts (Law)

Kenny Miller heads the ball into the path of Nicky Law, who fires home on the run to level the match.

INJURY TIME

There will be six minutes of stoppage time at Ibrox, due mainly to the injury to withdrawn Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander.

Hearts running down the clock at Ibrox, trying to keep the ball high up the pitch.

Early Exchanges

Ross County 0-0 St Johnstone

In Dingwall, Filip Kiss has had an early effort blocked for Ross County.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United

Ash Taylor's back-heel flick sets up Aberdeen's Andrew Considine for a volley but the defender cannot direct his effort on target.

YELLOW CARD

A frustrated Richard Foster takes out Danny Wilson and the Rangers full-back is booked.

At Pittodrie, it's the early exchanges between Aberdeen and Dundee United and Ross County and St Johnstone are also underway at McDiarmid Park. No goals so far.