13/09/2014 Sportscene


13/09/2014

David Currie and guests discuss the unfolding action in the SPFL with regular reports from the big games, including league leaders Inverness away to Partick.


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Yes, good afternoon once again and welcome to the sports scene

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referendum special. Business is booming. We are here to talk

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football, football, and nothing but football for the next 40 minutes or

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so. A six-game Saturday in the Premiership with a full card

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elsewhere to boot, so let's look at the latest scores. Aberdeen against

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Celtic was the lunch time match. So those, indeed, are the scores on the

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doors. Let's push them open to get the stories behind them, starting at

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Tannadice, it sounds like a rip snort of a match. What a game it has

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been, two goals and a red card apiece so far. Ciftci scoring from

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close range early on. But he was then booked, following a collision.

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Antoine create scored the equaliser. But there was a provocative

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celebration in front of the Dundee United dugout, second yellow card in

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ten minutes and the inevitable red. It looked good for Accies when

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Ciftci was guilty of guilt stupidity, getting his marching

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orders for punching the ball in the net. Fojut went close to scoring a

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second goal. At the moment Hamilton are heading to the top of the top

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division on goal difference. Who would have thought that before a

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ball was kicked this season? I was not aware rank stupidity was a

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bookable offence. Seems like a couple of needless red card, if

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there are such a thing. Celebrating in front of the opposition dugout,

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which offends them, everybody charges out, it causes a commotion.

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The two were involved in an incident with each other to get booked.

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Ciftci, you have an extra man, and you punch the ball into the back of

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the net and level it up. But it is about the two form teams. Both

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managers should be relatively happy with a point. Jackie McNamara, as

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the home team, they would have expected of one. Four goals at

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Firhill for John Barnes to describe. Plenty of goals here at Firhill, the

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scoreline is 3-1. Inverness Caledonian Thistle starting off

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today as league leaders on 13 points. With the way things have

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been going for them, they were unbeaten, they had not conceded a

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goal, but they did this afternoon. They went ten hours seven minutes

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without conceding. They had taken the lead through Alan Doran in the

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13th minute with a low, driven shot from 16 yards. But Wallace with an

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excellent strike as well in the 20th minute bringing it back to 1-1.

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Abdul Osman scored his first goal for Partick Thistle from a corner

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kick floated in by Calum Higginbottom from the right-hand

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side. Osman jumped above everybody at the back post to head them in

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front. Cali Thistle had a couple of chances before the interval to level

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things up. Doran set up Billy McKay, but he delayed shooting. McKay had a

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toe poked effort just over the bar, and an overhead kick he tried, but

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it had no power in it to be the opposition goalkeeper. Early in the

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second half, Caledonian Thistle created one or two chances, McKay

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with a ball in, Watkins fired over. But in the 72nd minute, Partick

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Thistle up there on the right-hand side, lovely flowing move, and

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lawless involved, laid the ball back to Higginbottom from the 20 yard

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rage, a right foot curling effort -- range. The scoreline remains three -

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one with about 12 minutes left to play. You know me well enough to

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know I am not the brightest, I was ogling pictures there of John

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Hughes, Ryan Christie and another player, wherein Abraham Lincoln type

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hats, they were celebrating a hat-trick of wins, player, manager,

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Young Player of the Year awards. And straight after you going and suffer

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what looks like it will be a defeat. Yes. Something had to give

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eventually with Inverness. They have been on such a role of winning

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matches and not conceding. When they score, Thistle, they tend to score

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goals in clusters, three goals, four goals against Ross County. This is a

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terrific performance, and what a win if they can close it out. Speaking

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of Ross County, at home to Motherwell today, Andrew Thompson is

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our reporter at Victoria Park. Motherwell are winning 2-0 after two

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moments of brilliance. Both teams have been struggling of late, and it

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is two sides facing off against each other here. I can just tell you Ross

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County just got one back here, so that is 2-1. But Ross County just

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scoring there. I cannot tell you who scored just at the moment I am

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afraid, I missed the actual goal itself. But Ross County started the

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game very, very strongly. They dominated much of the first half.

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But Motherwell came back into it just before half-time. And they

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dominated very much towards half-time. Just after the restart it

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was to moments of brilliance really that gave Motherwell the lead.

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Immediately after half-time, Vigurs broke the deadlock, a free kick into

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the top corner leaving the county keeper with no chance. After that

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John Sutton scored another amazing goal, chesting the ball down. Struck

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a brilliant left footed volley right into the corner of the Ross County

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goal. As I was saying, they have pulled one back in the last few

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seconds from the voice, cracking one back in there. Very inconsiderate of

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Ross County to score right in the middle of his match report.

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Motherwell need a win after four defeats on the spin. Yes, against a

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Ross County team who have lost all five, so neither team high on

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confidence. Desperate to get somebody in goal-scoring form. Only

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one goal on the opening day of the season. If they can hold on it would

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be great for them. Under new management, Ross County, having got

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the goal, the crowd will get behind them, little bit of time until the

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final whistle, so it will be in nervous finish. Now to Perth,

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McDiarmid Park, St Johnstone at home to Dundee. Another inventive set

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piece as Paul Hartley's side have gone ahead. The corner was sent in,

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creating real confusion for the Saints defence, and confusion as to

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who got the final touch. Thomas corner certainly claimed, and

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apparently it is his goal. It is a lead they deserve and they should be

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out of sight here. Jim McAllister saw his effort deflected wide, and

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Alan Manus pulled off excellent saves to deny Gary Harkins and Paul

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McGowan. Harkins has been exceptional, pulling the strings.

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Nothing from Saints going forward, and two players picking up injuries

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in the past few days, so a real struggle for the home side here.

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Tom, should Dundee hang on for a win or even a draw, they will be the

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only side in the top division, incredible start. Great tribute to

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Paul Hartley. His team have just taken seamlessly to the top league.

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His management is very, very impressive. They are an attractive

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side, Dundee. To go to Perth to win, if they do win, that is a big scalp.

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He is a very confident guy, and creating something quite formidable.

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They have not lost a competitive game this season, that is impressive

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stuff. Richard, can you provide us with something impressive? Not sure

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about that. It looked as though the deadlock would not be broken for an

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hour, but there has been a rush of goals. Robinho had scored to come on

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at five minutes after coming on as substitute. The shot flew across the

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keeper and into the far side of the goal. St Mirren had enjoyed more of

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the ball in the second half, but they kept spinning the chances they

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had. In their hour of need, they were helped by Marc Connelly, he was

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robbed of the ball just inside his own penalty area by Jim Goodman, he

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played it forward to Maclean, who squared it across the goal, and Adam

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Drury scored. Connelly redeemed himself, if you moments ago -- a few

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moments ago he scored with a powerful header. St Mirren have

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broken their duck but they are still chasing the game. Story of St

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Mirren's season so far, plenty of the ball, but they cannot score.

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Although they managed to get one today. But they need a win. They

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need something on the board. Scoring a goal means nothing, they need a

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point, something to build on, something to give them confidence.

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Last season they did exactly the same thing, one point from the first

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six games, and it looks like they will do worse this season. They have

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turned it round before, but you try to convince the fans that will

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happen season after season. It has been a poor start and if they lose

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again, they will be rock bottom. They better hope Ross County keep

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losing, it means there are two teams in that area. You are already

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talking about a year long struggle against relegation. But as long as

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you are not cut adrift, there is a chance you can get yourself away.

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One that has already reached its conclusion, defending champions

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Celtic at home to Aberdeen, and here is our reporter 's version of

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events. Celtic got back to winning ways when they went from cruise

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control to reverse in a second-half that made them in this narrow win.

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Denny McGuinness will be disappointed by the goal is Aberdeen

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conceded at the start of each half. After a brighter opening they fell

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behind from the first Celtic on the game. Ambrose followed at goal and

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it hammered in. That started the Celtic end and they dominated the

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rest of the half with their new signings starting alongside

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returning skipper Brown. It could have been three or four. The Dons

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did not help their own cause, conceding another 24 seconds into

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the half. It owed much to a big deflection off Logan as Commons

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finally got on the scoresheet. Somehow Aberdeen snagged a lifeline,

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good Willy heading home for his first goal for the club after good

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work by Logan and confidant on the hour mark. They had a penalty appeal

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waved away when the ball struck Commons's arm. That was waved away,

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as were the Dons hopes of a point. First win in five to Celtic. STUDIO:

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It a fist clenching there, it meant a lot to him. His team played well

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for about an hour, and they were completely dominant, looking good

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and slick. Scott Brown made a big difference in his comeback to the

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team, first match of the season. Then it all flow of the flat.

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Aberdeen became more adventurous -- then it all fell a bit flat. They

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looked shaky. Ambrose was playing in the back for today. Aberdeen 12

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headers in the six yard box. It is an important win for Deila. Did he

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need to win? They are in the Europa League, the fans are not overly

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infused, new players have come in, they have got to show they are

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capable of taking Celtic to the next level. So it was really important.

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Aberdeen were the challengers last year along with Motherwell. Celtic

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have a fantastic record in the league against Aberdeen, the

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expectation was they would take three points. You still see they are

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a little fragile. Little bit of pressure and a couple of decent

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saves but the big three points for Celtic. Aberdeen with just six

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points from the first five games, but no need to panic or is there? No

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need to panic, it is too early for that. I am disappointed with

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Aberdeen, I think they are better than what they are showing. I think

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they have more firepower. I understand why they do not score

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more goals but they have attacking players. They have guys who you

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thought would score goals, but they don't score. And it was a problem

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for them last season, they did not score enough goals. That problem is

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resurfacing again. There was one match last night in the

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championship, Raith Rovers at home to Rangers, and it was a wee bit of

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a one-sided affair with Rangers winning 4-0. Was it their best

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performance of the championship season so far? For me the best

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performance for quite a while. They took control of the game. Brilliant

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header from Nicky Clarke. They never let it go. They helped themselves to

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another goal. Bit of luck here with the deflection and over the

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goalkeeper. But Raith Rovers at 2-0, you want to get a half-time, they

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give the ball straight away from the centre kick, and Rangers with real

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quality, 3-0, and there was no way back for the home side. In the

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second-half Rangers added an extra one, on the cake. Big result for

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them and Ali McCoist. Raith Rovers have had three good wins, but they

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have also lost 4-0 at home to hearts and Rangers, and 4-0 away to Dundee

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in the cup. Raith Rovers certainly not consistent. Four goals this

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week, four goals in the last match for Rangers, they seem to be getting

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there. Is it time critics laid off Ali McCoist? Every defeat at Rangers

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is a crisis, I think he knows that. It is nice to be talking about

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Rangers the football team for a change as opposed to the fiscal

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basket case. Good goals there, and a bit of momentum at the club that

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desperately needs it. It does need positivity. News about the share

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issue, they did not get the 4 million they targeted, they got 3.1

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million, and there were a lot of negative headlines all over the

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place. I think it just tide them over. Rangers are still panting and

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wheezing their way through the weeks and months. They need stability,

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they need money. They will need another cash injection very soon.

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Ashley, Dave King, we don't know who will appear, if anybody. Still a

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troubled club, have no doubt about that. Full to the gunwales last

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night, fans still turning out to see Rangers. Yes, what Rangers have is

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this magnificent support, in numbers. But they need to mobilise

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that, they need to get together. The gap between the fans and board of

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directors is getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and until

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somebody closes the gap and gets everybody moving in the same

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direction, I don't see where Rangers are going to go with this. We are

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moving in the direction of Firhill right now. Something is afoot in the

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match between Partick Thistle and Inverness. It is a penalty to

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Partick Thistle. Chris Doolin was upended, and he comes up to take it,

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and it is saved. Wasn't the best of penalties, low to the goalkeeper is

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right, but he did exceptionally well to get down low and make the save

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and grab it away from the onrushing striker trying to get on the end of

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the rebound. That would have finished that match once and for

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all, wouldn't it? But it was a lame effort. It was a poor effort, not a

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great strike and nowhere near the corner, so it does not deserve to go

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in. You think how well Inverness were going, hadn't conceded a goal

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all season so far, Partick have scored three and that should have

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been a fourth, it was a real chance. Well it is all over, I believe, in

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the championship match between Falkirk and Queen of the South, so

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let's hear, without any further ado, from Charlie Mann. All over indeed.

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I think the referee was pleased to get it finished because it was not

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the best game in the world, I must say. A draw was about right between

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these two teams in a game of very few chances. Most of them half

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chances. Both goals coming in the second half. The first on 70

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minutes, Gavin Riley's fourth of the season for Queen of the South after

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good play from Daniel Carmichael, whipping the ball back into the box

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and a good finish from Riley. But then for Kirk equalised with seven

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minutes to go. It was typical of the game, a free kick McCreight Siddle

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took it, there was a wicked deflection off Higgins and passed

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his own keeper. Queen of the South, the board will take their time to

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find a replacement for Jim McIntyre. James Fowler is the man in charge at

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the moment and he will be reasonably happy with the draw, although the

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rest of us might not be. Thanks. All over at Perth between St Johnstone

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and Dundee, Kenny McIntyre? So the dream start continues for Paul

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Hartley and the Dundee fans. There were 3500 here today to watch their

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side pick up a thoroughly deserved three points. There was confusion as

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to who got the final touch for the goal after another inventive set

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piece. The stadium announced Thomas Harkins, but it looks like another

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player got it. There should have been more goals of operations for

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Dundee, as they passed up excellent chances in both hearths. Alan Manus

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pulled off top-class saves to deny Harkins and Paul McGowan. As the

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Saints, they were awful here today, failing to troubled the Dundee

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keeper once the meantime match. Saint St Johnstone were awful. Tommy

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Robredo said after the international break, they always seem to put in a

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bad performance. Why does that affect some teams rather than

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others? I am not 100% sure. It is the mentality of the players. Dundee

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go and play really well, people say St Johnstone didn't play, maybe the

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opposition did not let them play. Stevie May is a big miss for them

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upfront. Great day for Dundee, they have taken to the top league like a

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duck to water, brilliant start. I think it is full-time at Kilmarnock?

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Yes, and it has finished 2-1 to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Familiar

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story again for St Mirren with plenty of possession and nice

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football but another defeat. It looked like neither side had the

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confidence or the ability in front of goal to break the deadlock, Josh

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McGuinness with a header lifting wide in the first half for command.

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Maclean lifting a shot over after the interval. The game lacked a

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cutting edge for an hour but then there was a rush of goals. Muirhead

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finding the spark, coming off the bench and scoring five goals later.

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- scoring five minutes later. St Mirren did not let them be dropped

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and their perseverance was rewarded when Marc Connelly was caught in

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possession inside his own penalty area by Jim Goodman, who said John

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McGinn, and his cross was converted by Adam Shorey. -- Adam Drury. It

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should have lifted them, but Connelly redeemed himself when he

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hit a powerful header past the St Mirren keeper. A familiarly flat

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ending for St Mirren, but a good winter command. It was all happening

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last time we went to Tannadice, it has all happened, because it is all

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over. A result that takes Alek Neel's side to the top of the table

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above Caledonian Thistle and Dundee United on goal difference. United

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manager Jackie McNamara will be frustrated that his team failed to

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get the win to take them into first place, especially as the poor

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defending was very much in evidence. Ciftci gave them an early lead, only

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for blunders from a defender and the keeper to allow Tony Andrew and

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Antoine career to put them ahead. Ciftci was sent off on 40 minutes,

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stupidly punching the ball into the net having already been booked.

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Fojut bailed him out with a headed equaliser in first-half stoppage

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time. He almost scored again in the second half. Mickey Devlin headed

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just over in the dying moments as Accies had to settle for the point

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moving them into first place in the Premiership. Heading to Firhill now,

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it is all over now. Inverness were celebrating a clean sweep of

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manager, player and Young Player of the Month earlier. Today they

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experienced another travel, with a negative connotation, conceding

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their first three goals of the season -- another treble. Alan Doran

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had put them in front, but Stephen Lawless in a lovely left footed

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strike into the corner of the net. Three minutes later Partick were in

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front, this time Abdul Osman at the back post getting his first goal for

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the club with a fine header from a game bottom corner kick. Caledonian

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Thistle missed a number of chances, Billy McKay, Alan Doran with efforts

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that did not hit the target. On 72 minutes, Calum Higginbotham, after

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some neat football around the edge of the box, struck a delightful

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right footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net. The

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scoreline could have been even greater because in the final minute

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Chris Doolin was upended in box, that was a penalty. He did it

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himself but it was well saved by Brill, low to his left hand side.

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There have been 38 goals in the last nine matches at Firhill. John Hughes

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will be ruined the awards jinx today. Our final full-time report

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from the Premiership comes from Andrew Thompson, he is watching Ross

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County against Motherwell. It is 2-1 to Motherwell, so a hard-fought

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victory for the steelmen against a Ross County side still struggling to

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find their feet this season. Under new manager Jim McIntyre, they

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dominated much of the first half. Michael Gard and came close to

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breaking the deadlock a couple of times. As has happened for them in

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other games this season they failed to create many clear-cut chances.

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Motherwell came back into the game just before half-time, and came out

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of the chaps at 100 mph. Vigurs with an incredible free kick into the top

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corner, and moments later John Sutton scored what could be a

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contender for goal of the season. The Motherwell striker chested the

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ball down on the edge of the box and fired a wicked left footed volley

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into the top corner past the stranded keeper. County pulled one

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back thanks to substitute Lee Boyce, he smashed the ball into the back of

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the net from close range after being sent off by Graham Carey. County

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came close to an equaliser in the dying seconds, but there was a good

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save for Motherwell. So, Motherwell, who have struggled so far this

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season, will get a real boost from this result. County, under their new

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manager, can perhaps take some positives as well. A good day in

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general for the Lanarkshire club is. Two of your former employers. A look

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at the Premiership table, and Accies are top, can you believe it? You

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would not have thought it after the opening day defeat against Inverness

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but they have ground out results, they have not been conceding. To go

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to Tannadice and draw with Dundee United, who are playing well, very

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difficult to deal with the cat attack, another feather in their

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cat. -- with the counterattack. They are building and building and they

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have a wonderful cushion between themselves and the bottom two

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already. They need to knuckle down and keep it going. It has been a

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great start, they need to carry through the season. Dropping into

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the championship now for the full-time report from Ron Maclean,

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who was watching Dumbarton against league leaders hearts. Hearts have

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never had a great deal of love towards Ian Mulley, and I don't

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imagine that has changed, the former Hibs skipper is now the Dumbarton

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manager. Masterminding a performance of real resistance for his team to

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day against pars, who were looking to keep up their winning start to

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the season. It was a performance of real spirit and energy from

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Dumbarton, they really did spurn everything that is Hearts threw at

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them. The closest Hearts got was a header in stoppage time from Sam

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Nicholson, which came back off the crossbar. In truth they lacked

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quality in the final third, Hearts, as they tried to carve out

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goal-scoring opportunities. Chris Cain was impressive upfront for

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Dumbarton. They are delighted, getting a standing ovation at

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half-time and full-time from their fans, building on last weeks defeat

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of Livingston. We can find out how the archrivals of Hearts fared this

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afternoon. Substitute Jason Cummings was the

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hero, scoring the winner in the fifth minute of added time. They

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dominated the first half but struggled to break down the blue

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Brazil defence. They stunned the home supporters with two goals from

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Sean Higgins and John Robertson. Higgins also hit the crossbar but

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with 13 minutes left, they were awarded a penalty as Jordan Forster

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had his shirt pulled and the substitute hammered the ball home

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from 12 yards. At that point, it looked like it would be a point

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apiece, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, the ball was knocked

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down to Jason Cummings, the first effort was blocked by the

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Cowdenbeath defence had nothing they could do about the second attempt

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past Thompson into the corner of the net. The cheers of the 11,000 crowd

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were all from the Hibs fans. That is a rarity these days, cheering at

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Easter Road? I did not think they had it in them, when they went 2-1

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down, he was so chilled out, he said they would come back and win 3-2.

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There is a fan, his 70th birthday, if he had to sit through a loss to

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Cowdenbeath would have been too much to bear, at least Hibs showed some

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character and steel that has been missing for so long. They are still

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putting the fans through it though. Now we can bring you the classified

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roundup. We will start with the Scottish

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Premiership. That is have a look at the teams in

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the tables. Hamilton should be at the top of the table on goal

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difference and it has not been updated.

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Hearts lost their 100% record today after drawing with Dumbarton.

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Ayr United are the pacesetters in League 1.

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I think that table is wrong I am afraid. Arbroath lost so they are

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not the leaders any longer. I apologise for one or two

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difficulties we are having with the tables but we will now find out some

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more details about the matches down south, we start with Arsenal and

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Manchester City in the lunch time kick-off. Where to start with the

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story of this game, it finished 2-2 but either side will feel they could

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have won it. Manchester City taking the lead with a brilliant breakaway

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goal against the run of play, Sergio Aguero finishing off a Jesus Navas

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pass will stop Danny Welbeck hit the inside of the post with his first

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chance in Arsenal red after 12 minutes. Arsenal equalised with a

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brilliant Jack Wilshere goal on 64 minutes and then took the lead ten

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minutes later after Alexis Sanchez volleyed home with the side of his

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foot to put them in front. Martin Demichelis with the equaliser with

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six minutes to go was the last goal scored in the game but three times

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Manchester City might have won it, hitting the post twice late on and

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Samir Nasri had one ruled out for offside, correctly. A tremendous

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game. One of the big matches down south today, another was at Stamford

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Bridge, Chelsea against Swansea, the top two teams in the table. A

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comfortable win in the end of Chelsea, winning 4-2, four wins out

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of four, scoring 16 goals along the way, a very happy Roman Abramovich

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in the stands. A hat-trick for Diego Costa, seven on the season for him,

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all of his goals coming from the six yard box. Swansea started

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brilliantly, they deserved more than an early John Terry own goal but

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they did not take their chances and were punished. Loic Remy scoring on

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his debut, he was a substitute for the ago cost. Jonjo Shelvey getting

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a consolation late on but it finishes 4-2. I have Diego Costa in

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my team, he has set the Premier League alight. -- my fantasy team. I

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thought he was a fantastic signing but at the World Cup, I started to

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wonder if he was a player you wanted to spend so much on but Jose

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Mourinho does not waste Chelsea's money, with him in the team, I know

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Manchester City still have the big-money but wait until he gets the

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hang of it, he will be pretty good. Brilliant. That is just about it for

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today, you can savour the choicest cuts of the matches and the

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championship action tomorrow. The results show returns next week,

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please join us then but that is it for today, thanks to Tom English and

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Craig Patterson for their wisdom and occasional flourish of wit and

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putting up -- and thank you for putting up with the rest of us.

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