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Summary

  1. Celtic kick off title defence with 4-1 win v Hearts
  2. Griffiths (2), Sinclair & McGregor for Celtic; Goncalves for Hearts
  3. FT: Dundee 1-2 Ross Co (Hendry; Lindsay, Routis)
  4. FT: Hibs 3-1 Partick (Boyle, Whittaker, Murray; Erskine)
  5. FT: Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone (Boyd; Wotherspoon, O'Halloran)
  6. FT: ICT 0-1 Dundee Utd in one of five Championship games

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Thrills, spills and belly rumbles

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    Video caption: Jon Daly & Brendan Rodgers at odds over Hearts comments

    Well, we've had a goal-laden start to the new SPFL season and already a "war of words" between two managers - Hearts' Jon Daly and Celtic's Brendan Rodgers - has hit the headlines.

    No doubt there will be more outspoken comments to follow this season - maybe even tomorrow.

    Join us then for more Premiership coverage, when Aberdeen and Rangers, expected to be Celtic's closest challengers, get their campaigns up and running.

    The Dons, runners-up last season, host Hamilton Academical, while Pedro Caixinha is looking for improvement on the Ibrox side's third-place finish after heavy summer investment as they visit Motherwell.

    That game at Fir Park is up first, kicking off at 13:30 BST.

    Hearts interim boss Jon Daly and Celtic's Brendan Rodgers
  2. Off The Ball

    The BBC Radio Scotland baton has been passed back to Off The Ball, with Jane Lewis hosting with Tam Cowan and former Aberdeen defender Kevin McNaughton.

    There will be more reaction to today's games on there.

    They are looking for suggestions for team of the day, with Hibs, Ayr United and St Mirren all getting mentions so far.

  3. Neil starts with win over fellow Scots

    Alex Neil has started his reign as Preston North End boss with a win over a Sheffield Wednesday side laden with fellow Scots.

    Scotland midfielder George Boyd made his debut for Wednesday after his summer move from Burnley but was replaced by compatriot Ross Wallace after the break.

    Jordan Rhodes was also hooked, replaced by former Celtic man Gary Hooper, with fellow Scotland striker Steven Fletcher left kicking his heels on the bench.

    Paul Gallagher was a late replacement for Preston, but Stevie May was another unused sub.

    Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Daniel Johnson (right)

    Daniel Johnson's penalty gives Alex Neil a victory over Sheffield Wednesday in his first game as Preston manager.

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  4. Former Ger Garner scores winner

    Joe Garner, remember him? The striker sold by Rangers after a disappointing season at Ibrox has bounced back with a winning goal in his competitive debut for Ipswich Town in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City in the English Championship.

    Ipswich Town 1-0 Birmingham City

    Joe Garner

    Joe Garner marks his return to English football by scoring the winner for Ipswich against Birmingham at Portman Road.

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  5. Goal of the season already - Wright

    FT: Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone

    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has been waxing lyrical about Michael O'Halloran's debut goal as a substitute in his return to the Perth club on loan from Rangers.

    "It was probably written in the stars," he told BBC Radio Scotland after the 2-1 win over Kilmarnock.

    "It must be right up there for goal of the season."

  6. McCann wants 'nasty' response

    FT: Dundee 1-2 Ross County

    Dundee manager Neil McCann thinks his side need to be a "bit more nasty" in midfield after their meek 2-1 defeat at home to Ross County.

    "I felt we started okay and looked a threat and latter part we did well," he said.

    "The bit in between was not good enough and Ross County dominated us in the middle of the pitch, which is disappointing as we have two combative players in there.

    "We looked hesitant going forward and I'm also disappointed with losing two goals from set-pieces.

    "Overall, I am disappointed with the start of the campaign and will be looking for a reaction come Wednesday [against Dundee United in the League Cup]."

  7. We survived Alamo - McIntyre

    FT: Dundee 1-2 Ross County

    Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is delighted with his side's first opening-day win in seven years.

    "I thought first half we were excellent and should have hit the net at least once more," he told BBC Radio Scotland.

    "It was nervous close to the end and it was like the Alamo.

    "But the boys dug in and threw their bodies on the line.

    "We spoke about getting more goals from the middle of the park and two guys from the middle scored today."

  8. McGregor delight at Celtic start

    Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says his side's 4-1 win over Hearts has sent out a message to their Premiership rivals.

    'Celtic have sent a message to rivals'

    Callum McGregor celebrates

    Callum McGregor insists champions Celtic have shown their Premiership rivals "they mean business" with a 4-1 hammering of Hearts.

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  9. Daly and Rodgers trade words

    Hearts interim head coach Jon Daly has hit back at Brendan Rodgers' comments following the sacking of Ian Cathro, but the Celtic boss has defended his right to speak his mind.

    Rodgers' comments unacceptable - Daly

    Jon Daly and Brendan Rodgers

    Hearts interim head coach Jon Daly criticises Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers for questioning the Tynecastle club's structure and recruitment.

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  10. First option is staying up - Lennon

    FT: Hibernian 3-1 Partick Thistle

    Hibs head coach Neil Lennon is not getting carried away with a fine 3-1 win over Partick Thistle.

    "We were dozy at their goal, but the reaction was excellent," he told BBC Radio Scotland.

    "We have goalscorers in this team and I thought Simon Murray was brilliant in his debut at this level.

    "Staying up is the first option and I am looking for consistency of performance.

    "This is a good league, but it is a very good start."

    Hibs chairman Rod Petrie with the Championship trophy
    Image caption: Hibs chairman Rod Petrie unfurled the Championship trophy ahead of kick-off
  11. FULL-TIME ROUND-UP

    Championship, League One & League Two

    Championship

    Dumbarton 0-0 Greenock Morton

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-1 Dundee United

    Livingston 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

    Queen of the South 4-1 Brechin City

    St Mirren 3-1 Falkirk

    Dunfermline celebrate their equaliser
    Image caption: Kallum Higginbotham equalised for Dunfermline against League One champions Livingston

    League One

    Albion Rovers 1-5 Ayr United

    Alloa Athletic 1-1 Raith Rovers

    Arbroath 2-0 Queen's Park

    Forfar Athletic 2-1 Airdrieonians

    Stranraer 1-0 East Fife

    Arbroath celebrate a goal against Queen's Park
    Image caption: Arbroath celebrated unfurling the League Two flag by beating Queen's Park

    League Two

    Annan Athletic 1-2 Peterhead

    Berwick Rangers 3-1 Clyde

    Edinburgh City 1-3 Montrose

    Elgin City 1-1 Cowdenbeath

    Stenhousemuir 2-3 Stirling Albion

  12. FULL-TIME - Hibernian 3-1 Partick Thistle

    Hibs are back in the top flight with a bang, coming from behind to sweep aside Thistle.

    A joyous Championship flag day for Neil Lennon's men, dominating most of the match against a team who finished in the top six last season.

  13. FULL-TIME Dundee 1-2 Ross County

    County leave Dens Park with all three points.

    Dundee almost got back into the match near the end, but Jamie Lindsay and Christopher Routis' goals, followed by Jack Hendry's for Dundee, were enough to give the visitors victory.

    Ross County celebrate
  14. FULL-TIME - Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone

    That piece of magic from Michael O'Halloran ensures that Saints show they mean business again after finishing fourth last season.

    Kilmarnock had gone into the game full of confidence after Lee McCulloch's summer rebuilding, but they are made to think again.

  15. GOAL - Kilmarnock 1-2 St Johnstone

    Michael O'Halloran

    Michael O'Halloran said he hoped working with Saints boss Tommy Wright again would restore his form and he has started with a bang.

    The forward on loan from Rangers waltzes into the Killie penalty box and past a clutch of defenders who seem mesmerised by his movement before he plants it low into the far corner of the net.

  16. CLOSE!

    Dundee 1-2 Ross County

    Dundee captain Darren O'Dea close to an equaliser, his rasping shot rising just over the crossbar.

  17. GOAL - Dundee 1-2 Ross County

    Jack Hendry

    It's game on again at Dens Park as Jack Hendry, son of former Scotland defender Colin, heads in Scott Allan's corner to reduce Dundee's deficit.

  18. New face for Hibs

    Hibernian 3-1 Partick Thistle

    The Easter Road crowd get their first glimpse of Lithuanian international Vykintas Slivka, as the midfielder who arrived from Juventus trots on for his home debut. He replaces Marvin Bartley, who took a sore one in a collision with team-mate Steven Whittaker a few minutes ago.

  19. RED CARD

    St Mirren 3-1 Falkirk

    Aaron Muirhead is sent off for an elbow in the face of St Mirren's Stelios Demetriou.

  20. GOAL - Queen of the South 4-1 Brechin City

    Lyndon Dykes

    Lyndon Dykes pounces on a defensive mistake to stretch Queens' lead again.