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Summary

  1. McGregor adds sixth for Celtic after first-half goals by Forrest (4) & Edouard
  2. St Johnstone's Swanson sent off for swipe at Forrest
  3. Arfield, Morelos & Kent score for Rangers; Dunne pulls one back
  4. Hearts defender Smith dismissed after second yellow
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Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. Cheerio

    Now you are all watching Sportscene, I'll call it a day.

    It was a very good afternoon for Celtic and Rangers as Hearts faltered for the first time this season.

    Enjoy what's left of your Sunday and join us for Scotland's trip to Israel on Thursday.

  2. Rodgers rules out Villa switch

    FT: St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has cooled any speculation linking him with the Aston Villa job. He's on a shortlist to replace Steve Bruce. Asked if he would rule himself out of the running he told BBC Scotland: "Yeah.

    "The only thing is I would say is that there's always speculation. What I know from my time in England, Aston Villa's a huge club. It's a top Premier League club that's in the Championship.

    "But for me I'm so happy here at Celtic. I'm the Celtic manager, I love it here and still have lots of challenges that excite me here."

    Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: Brendan Rodgers is on Aston Villa's shortlist as they search for a new manager
  3. 'It's the wrong type of passion'

    FT: St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright had little complaint about Danny Swanson's red card for a late hack at James Forrest.

    "I've seen them given as yellow but I don't think if you appeal it's an obvious error because the referee will argue he's made no attempt to play the ball," he says. "I can't see it being overturned.

    "Danny's a passionate player. He was angry with the first half performance of the team and he's probably carried that out onto the pitch. It's the wrong type of passion. He's apologised. He knows he's let his team mates down."

    Danny Swanson was sent off early in the second half
    Image caption: Danny Swanson was sent off early in the second half
  4. 'We can defend a lot better'

    FT: St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright is bemoaning a catalogue of errors from his side, including the number of times players slipped on the wet surface.

    "We started nice and bright," he tells BBC Sportsound. "But then the game totally flipped. After that we didn't make a tackle until Steven Anderson came on. I'm disappointed with the manner of the goals. We can defend a lot better.

    "The players need to be braver on the ball, because they are good enough. There were too many cheap turnovers."

  5. Moves like Morelos

    FT: Rangers 3-1 Hearts

    It sounds like it's worth tuning into Sportscene to see Alfredo Morelos' 11th goal of the season for Rangers.

    "It was almost a dance move," says commentator Rob Maclean, who faces a few tough choices for his regular team-of-the-week for the BBC Sport website.

    I think he might find a place for James Forrest...

    Alfredo Morelos made it 2-0 for Rangers at Ibrox
    Image caption: Alfredo Morelos celebrates making it 2-0 for Rangers at Ibrox
  6. Not long until Sportscene

    BBC Two Scotland at 17:55

    You can catch all of the weekend's Scottish Premiership highlights, including 26 goals, at 17:55 on BBC Two Scotland.

    If you miss it you can always catch-up at 23:40 on BBC One Scotland or head over to the BBC iPlayer.

    Edits of Saturday's games will be on the BBC Sport website from 18:00.

    Sportscene
  7. 'Magnificent Celtic'

    FT: St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    Peter Houston

    Former Scotland assistant manager on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Brendan Rodgers will be absolutely delighted because there has been a bit of stick flying around and there have been questions asked. Today we saw Celtic playing a brand of football that was absolutely magnificent.
  8. Mouth-watering games to come...

    The league action resumes on Saturday 20 October and there are a few beauties to look forward to, with Celtic at home to Hibs, who also scored six this weekend, the pick of the fixtures.

    Neil Lennon took five points off his old team last season and Hibs are sure to have a go in Glasgow.

    Hearts v Aberdeen is another tasty match in the next round of the Premiership.

  9. Focus switches to Scotland

    Just five points cover the top six in the Premiership now as the Old Firm show their teeth. But we'll need to wait for the next installment of league action since we're going into an international break.

    Scotland are in Israel on Thursday looking for a second win that would put Alex McLeish's side in control of their three-team Nations League group.

    Then it's a friendly against Portugal at Hampden next Sunday.

  10. FULL-TIME St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    An emphatic win sends Celtic up to third in the Premiership, three points behind leaders Hearts.

    James Forrest was the star of the show in Perth with a dazzling first-half display, banging in an incredible four goals.

    Odsonne Edouard and Callum McGregor were also on target for the champions.

    James Forrest scored four of Celtic's six goals at McDiarmid Park
    Image caption: James Forrest scored four of Celtic's six goals at McDiarmid Park
  11. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    Two minutes of stoppage time... The misery will soon be over for St Johnstone.

  12. 'Great team goal'

    St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    Paul Hartley

    Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: It was a great team goal. Celtic moved the ball very quickly and they were really positive moving it from one side to the other.
  13. GOAL St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic

    Callum McGregor

    A long passing sequence from the visitors ends with Mikael Lustig bearing down on goal from the right and squaring for Callum McGregor to slam the ball home from seven yards.

    goal
  14. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    As we go into the final 10 minutes in Perth, the weekend goal tally for the Premiership stands at 25. Will we get another before full time?

  15. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    David Wotherspoon and Steven Anderson are booked in quick succession as 10-man Saints begin to tire. Celtic's Olivier Ntcham goes for goal from a free-kick at the left edge of the box and gets a few glares from team-mates up from the back as his effort flies high into the stand behind the goal.

  16. CLOSE!

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    Celtic's Lewis Morgan, just on for Tom Rogic, lets fly from 20 yards and his dipping effort is not far away as it zips over the target.

  17. FULL-TIME Rangers 3-1 Hearts

    Rangers nudge back into the top six after a comfortable win over the league leaders.

    Hearts' advantage at the top is now just two points as Craig Levein's side lose for the first time this season.

    Manager Steven Gerrard's Ibrox record now reads: nine wins and one draw in all competitions.

    Rangers are now five points behind leaders Hearts
    Image caption: Rangers are now in the sixth place, five points behind leaders Hearts
  18. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    Peter Houston

    Former Scotland assistant manager on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: St Johnstone look better with their shape with 10 men than they did with 11, they are a much tighter unit now
  19. Post update

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    Jozo Simunovic has been out of the Celtic team since August but the big defender wastes no time having a pop at goal, with his long-range effort taking a wee deflection on its way over the top.

  20. Double change for Celtic

    St Johnstone 0-5 Celtic

    Scott Sinclair is on for Leigh Griffiths, who will be disappointed not to be among the goals against today's generous opponents.

    There's a change in defence for the champions too, as Filip Benkovic makes way for Jozo Simumovic.