David Currie introduces reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. Including Celtic v Aberdeen and Dundee Utd v Raith Rovers.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Results Show,
on the day last season's top two Premiership teams go toe
This dynamic duo go head to head in the studio.
Say hello to our guests - Steven Thompson and Pat Nevin.
Sit tight while our reporters headline what's happening in today's
Jonathan Sutherland watching champions Celtic at home to
Aberdeen. The Match of the Day, Celtic beating Aberdeen in every
league fixture at Celtic Park since October 2004 and that does not look
like changing after goals from Leigh Griffiths and James Forest. Rooney
has given Aberdeen hope that the score is Celtic two, Aberdeen one.
Staying in Glasgow and Firhill and Partick Thistle and Hearts. A good
game to watch. All square at the moment, 1-1, Hearts scoring the
first after Callum Paterson got one through Liam Lindsey at the break.
What is it like in the Highlands, Inverness against St Johnstone?
Scott. It has been very fair, especially for Caley Thistle
supporters. Ross Draper polls 's fourth of the season in 59 minutes
gives them hope their good work will be rewarded with a first league
victory of the campaign. St Johnstone rarely threatening and
Chris Kane in the first half and Davidson in the second have missed
their best chances. Hamilton, at home to cross County.
Kenneth Crawford. It is 0-0. Andrew Davies the crossbar at two minutes
and we thought it would be a goal filled afternoon in South
Lanarkshire. Almost a goal by Michael Guardian the winger but
apart from that, it has not got going Dutch Michael Jardine.
Dreadfully little to cheer. A big cheer for John Barnes. Motherwell
against Dundee, what is happening? 30 years since there was last
goalless draw between these sides. That could be about to change. So
far, neither side has found the back of the net. A dominant Motherwell in
the first half, with a couple of chances, but they failed to
capitalise. In the second period, Dundee have come out stronger with
Michael Duffy going close on a couple of occasions. We do have a
goal, Hamilton against Ross County. It is a goal for the hosts, Hamilton
Accies, and the scorer is Doogie Emery. A mix in the box. He was
there from a tight angle to poke it past Scott Fox, so 1-0. A dip into
the Championship now. Paul Mitchell is watching Hibs against Morton.
Good afternoon, it is all about using your head at Easter Road, four
goals. Brian Graham, from a header. And Andrew Shinnie. Hibs in command,
three of the four players scoring for the first time, 4-0.
Time for Brian McLauchlan to use his head and tail is what is happening
against Dundee United and Raith Rovers.
The home side two goals up through Willo Flood and a Cameroon Smith
penalty. But there was a volley for the opposite side of the break. John
Reith -- Raith Rovers have drawn level.
The only much we are not seeing is Celtic and Aberdeen. And in goal,
Dumfries instead of Gordon, surprised? -- Dorus de Vries. Not
surprise, there have been mistakes by Gordon for a long time. He is a
fantastic goalkeeper and it is harsh but that is a lot of the goalkeeper.
If you make errors, somebody gets a chance until he makes a mistake.
Tough to take because he is fantastic and we all like him.
Looking at potential scorers, Rooney, yes, Leigh Griffiths, and
James Forest. Yes, this season. He scored last season and has been
sensational. They beat St Johnstone last week and he looks like a
rejuvenated player under Brendan Rodgers. We have divided the matches
up. Doogie just scored a good goal for Hamilton. Young Douglas. They
have been the better side in the second half. Inverness fully
deserved their lead. A good goal from Draper after a great cross from
Tanzi. You are listing the matches you are watching. I have so much
happening each match. Partick Thistle against Hearts. In the first
half, Partick Thistle were great. I will not get carried away but they
were playing like Barcelona! I think you did just get carried away! The
amount of chances created. Eight or nine in the first half. Nothing
against Hearts, I think Partick have played well and they go a goal down.
They swap around in the second half, Hearts by far the better team but
Partick score the equaliser through a header. Lindsey got that. The
other was Motherwell versus Dundee and Motherwell in the first half
flying down the wings. Chance after chance, could not score. Dundee have
been the better side in the second half and they have brought on Rory
Loy and Faissal El Bakhtaoui and they look better, 0-0. Let's join
our reporters. Back to Celtic Park and we can hear from Jonathan,
Celtic Aberdeen. Gordon dropped by Celtic and also, Aberdeen started
with the back three which looks like it might be a good move from Derek
McInnes as Wes Burns had an early chance for Aberdeen but he blazed
his shot of the target. Celtic on the attack, just firing wide, Nir
Bitton. It was all Celtic in the first half. A shot of the board from
20 yards by Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths made a stunning strike.
Not making Kenny McLean before unleashing a blockbuster shot
hitting the frame of the goal. Aberdeen has not done much and they
hit back, a cross from Niall McGinn, not dealt with by Toure and Rooney
pounced. The poacher in chief at Pittodrie. Dorus de Vries was not
sure. He was bailed out by Toure. And before half-time, Forest made it
another goal. The player rejuvenated under Brendan Rodgers and giving
Celtic the lead at half-time. Scott Sinclair almost made it 3-1 in the
second half, a fantastic block from Taylor on the line. Since then, Nir
Bitton had a shot which went wide. Aberdeen still with a chance and if
they take anything today, that is a huge statement for Derek McInnes.
Andrew Shinnie firing over from 20 yards.
And we had the North now to Inverness and we hear from Scott
Davies, you have a goal! Yes, and equaliser for St Johnstone and
Richard Foster who was employed across the Keswick Bridge with Ross
County joined before the Celtic game last week and has opened his account
against who else? His former Highland rivals Caley Thistle. A
drive from the edge of the penalty area. Excellent shot from Foster.
Typical St Johnstone performance, second best in terms of chances
created but Caley Thistle have not taken enough chances. Unable to put
the game beyond doubt. And holding on with a goal advantage, we know
what can happen and that happened as St Johnstone have the level. Caley
Thistle have played with a lot of more determination and aggression in
the image of their manager Foran after what happened at Tynecastle
last week. Just bringing on their new French striker Lonsana
Doumbouya, they have international clearance for the player who used
ply his trade in Belgium. He is on for the last couple of minutes. We
will see if he can tip the balance in their favour. St Johnstone
dog-eared and resistant in defence and that foster goal has them level.
High time we heard from Richard Wilson at Firhill, Partick Thistle
and Hearts. I was not going to go as far as to say it was like watching
Barcelona but there has been plenty of good football. Nice passing moves
and energy and commitment and chances, and last-minute defending.
A breakthrough in the first half, a corner from the left and Callum
Paterson, subject to a bid from Wigan in the week, he scored from a
header. He nearly did the same later in the first half, corner from the
same side, and other header which was blocked. Partick Thistle have
created more chances. Chris Ayres has had a good game in midfield. A
shot went wide. A great run from mid field. But that shot was saved. A
run from Erskine created the corner that Thistle equalised from.
Lindsey's header going in off the crossbar. Since then, Hearts have
stepped up a gear. The substitute Johnson came off the bench and
sought a shot saved. Walkers saw his shot go wide. It is level, swinging
from end to end but Hearts having the edge. Let's hear from Kenny,
Hamilton against Ross County. The home side one goal up? Yes, after 81
minutes. Hamilton, a first win in six against County if they hold on
for the next ten minutes. It did not look good for the home side when
Andrew Davies hit the crossbar with a header from a corner of the two
minutes. County have faded and Hamilton have had more
counterattacks and possession. The lead came through Doogie Amre, a
tight finish from three yards out after a break in the box. Poked it
beyond Fox for his fourth goal of the season and his first in the
Premiership. Since then, Michael Jardine has had a good header.
County looked listless in attack considering they have that firepower
with the likes of police and current. Still Hamilton with the
advantage. Last week, John Barnes was the hardest working reporter
watching Hearts threshing Co. No goals, what is happening? Six
minutes left and still in Motherwell. They have turned to
their player assistant manager James McFadden to try and find a winner
with ten minutes left. They have dominated the majority of this
match, Motherwell, but failed to find a breakthrough. Scott Bain with
a couple of good saves from Scott McDonald and Ainsworth with a shot
from the edge of the box. Michael Duffy, online from Celtic, had a
couple of efforts in the early part of the second half which troubled
Craig Samson but still no goals. Looking for a winner, will we get
it? I am not sure. Stephen, Inverness against St Johnstone,
unlikely scorer? Excellent goal from Richie Foster. Good play from the
claim on the edge of the box. Plays it back to him on an angle 90 yards
out and he catches it and goes to the side net. Not sure if it is
deserve it. Scott said second best in terms of chances. Inverness will
be kicking themselves, a great opportunity to get the first of the
season and move from the bottom of the league and they deserve to win
this match. But a good point for the Johnstone. You are watching the
Barcelona match! Who is the Firhill Lionel Messi? It seems to be the
entire team. Everybody. The midfield is very strong. Everybody was
hammering forward. To be absolutely fair to Hearts, the second half,
they have completely dominated. They have made the changes and that is
the big thing. Since half-time, it has been dead on and it has changed.
As Robbie Neilson has got them in, he said, we cannot give that many
chances away again. Johnson has missed a couple. He came on as a
substitute. Two chances. He does not be hitting there she does not seem
to be hitting them clean. One in front of the post was easier than it
is. It looked easier. Yes, he put it over the bar. He does not catch
anything green. On form, you do not think about it. Plenty of goals in
the Championship match between Hibs and Morton. All from headers. A
perfect start for Hibs. Plenty of headers and debut goals. Andrew
Shinnie with his first for the club after 28 minutes. David Gray with a
clean cross. Everybody gave up on it except Andrew Shinnie. 41 minutes
have gone, a first goal for Hibs from Graham Holt. The player he
collided with was injured and could not continue. Jason Cummings scored
for the third straight game. Andrew Shinnie drove it into the box. And
the best saved for the fourth. Brian Graham with his first Hibs goal.
Down to Cummings, a 30 yard cross into the box. A diving header.
Center get low into the corner. Hibs, in goal, they have got Ofir
Marciano. He has had very little to do. On cruise control. From the
would-be goalkeeper Paul Mitchell to a goalkeeper facing a penalty at
Celtic Park, Jonathan Sutherland? The penalty has gone the way of
Celtic. Mark Reynolds is making his way to the sidelines after being
sent off. A second yellow card after he was judged to take down Scott
Sinclair by the referee Bobby Madden. Now a chance for Celtic to
make it 3-1 from the penalty spot and it looks like it will be Dembele
who has come on. No, it is Scott Sinclair himself taking the penalty.
To make it 3-1 for Celtic to seal the trio -- the three points for
Brendan Rodgers and his side. He steps up and it is 3-1 to Celtic.
Aberdeen looking like they might have a chance of getting an
equaliser but that has gone now. Celtic three, Aberdeen one. Four
goals and four goals at Tannadice between Dundee United and Raith
Rovers. Yes, great game here. Dundee two and Raith Rovers two in front of
a crowd of 7,500. Magnificent ends the end. United 2-0 up after Will
oche board got a shot from 25 yards. -- Willo Flood. He was brought down
inside the box and Smith made no mistake. They were cruising with a
magnificent volley from Jordanne Thomson pulling Raith Rovers back.
And a remarkable goal from Kevin McHattie, I have never seen a shot
hit so hard. Cammy Bell the United goalkeeper was diving as the ball
came back out of the net. Remarkable effort from Kevin McHattie and if
there is to be a winner, I fancy it is Raith Rovers. They have piled on
the pressure. They had a life after the goal after half-time. Gary
Locke's side had a 100% record after three wins out of three. Against Ray
McKinnon who left Raith Rovers. Great match here.
2-2. There has been a goal at Firhill. I think it is Hearts.
Richard Wilson. It is for Hearts. It is Tony Watt that has scored what is
probably the winning goal. The ball broke on the right-hand side of the
penalty area and he got a shot from a tight angle beyond Tomas Cerni.
The pressure has been building, 2-1 to the visitors.
Now, Kilmarnock and Rangers kicked off match week four of the SPFL
season last night at Rugby Park with a 1-1 draw.
We can have a look at some of the key moments now.
Cracking goal. This from Kris Boyd. A great finish, excellent finish,
he's been doing it his whole career, I think that's his 250th goal. He
gets good pace on the ball on his weaker foot. Rangers were poor in
the match. Look at this. That's just top, top draw. It's a metre and a
half there. If someone said to me why is he not doing that every
single time. I think he will do from now on. What time is it just now? !
If it's not after 9 o'clock, that shouldn't be on the telly because
that's post-watershed stuff! I thought you lost your mar les there.
Horrific, that. -- lost your marbles there. If that is the other way
around and that is Joey Barton doing it to someone else, there'd be
uproar. Inverness and St Johnston now? Two
wonderful saves. A corner a minute into stoppage time played in. A
couple of inches cleared off the line. Finger tips reached it. Forced
over the line from a yard out. If they concede, it will be a first
deserved league win of the season. Currently though 2-1 to Caledonia
thistle. Back to Celtic Park now. Another defeat for Aberdeen in
Glasgow's East End for the Aberdeen side who're down to ten men after
Mark Reynolds was sent off. A fantastic three kick to make it 4-1,
Celtic in cruise control and with all three points.
What would someone say if he scored another one, top of the cherry. A
handsome one for Celtic? Yes. I think the game's been tighter than
the score suggests. If anything, the one thing I would say about Celtic
is, they are conceding in every game, lost six in the last three,
now seven, but they are scoring as well.
It may catch up with them one day. Not scoring goals is a massive
worry, though. That's half the effect. If you are leaking goals,
it's a wee bit easier. It's the acid test. Closer, Hearts v Partick
Thistle though and it looks like a late winner. I don't know if Hearts
deserve it, it was a tight game. Full-time now there. The match
winner Tony watt. Richard Watson is there. It was Tony watt's late goal
that secured all three points for Hearts. It was an evenly matched and
entertaining game. Both the opening goals came from set pieces. It was
Hearts who took the lead in the first half.
Erskine put the ball into the penalty area second half. Hearts
were the stronger bench, brought on a couple of players which stepped up
the pressure. The ball got to Watt in the penalty area and from a tight
angle he finished that way, probably Hearts' best player. Tony Watt the
scorer, 2-1 to Hearts. Second win on the spin for Hearts.
Inverness CT, Scott Davey was at their game against St Johnston. They
stay where they are only on goal difference. A wonderful performance
start-to-finish. The only moment they can look back on with any sort
of regret is when Richard Foster marked his first goal for the Perth
club with a tremendous drive from the penalty area which looked like
stealing a point. -- a goal. The manager took over the job and
promised attacking football which happened today. The goal-keeper is
in inspired form. He kept lots of balls out of the net. A free kick on
the left hand side from Draper, then Townsend, then Draper, who glanced
in the header, well deserved at that stage. Foster looked to be tying
things up. The ball was hammered up from the penalty area. That was at
79 minutes. Caley Thistle pounded forward. A couple more vital saves,
a corner on the right, the old-fashioned strummage inside the
six yard box. Meekings was there, a yard out and he put the ball over
the line to give his side a very deserved victory over St Johnston.
From a side at the bottom to one at the top. Celtic's game finished 4-1
against Aberdeen. Impressive from Brendan Rodgers'
side. But they didn't have it all their own way, although they did
dominate early proceedings, stunningly so. A great nutmeg on the
edge of the box by Rodage. Aberdeen, who hadn't been in the match for
long, equalised. Rogic was found in the penalty area
by Forrest. Taylor blocked valiantly on the
line. In the end, it would be Sinclair who'd make it 3-1. Reynolds
who'd already been booked got a red. Sinclair took the penalty himself to
make it 3-1. That wasn't quite it for Celtic as, in the end, they got
a dominant score line of 3-1. Aberdeen haven't won here in the
league since 2004, and that continues, as Brendan Rodgers take
Celtic into the break with a victory.
No winners at Fir Park today. Let's here all about it from John Barnes.
Goalless for the first time in 30 years between his sides, 1986 the
last time that happened. Motherwell will be the most disappointed, they
dominated, particularly the first half, two or three really good
chances. In the second half, Dundee looked
more lively. They switched things. Duffy probed and tried to get
through the gap with a couple of good efforts. It went wide of
Sampson's goal. McDonald and Ainsworth had two fine curling shots
from the edge of the area saved. With ten minutes remaining,
Motherwell looked to McFadden to try and get a player in the area. He got
his head on one cross but couldn't get it on target. In the end, it was
goalless. First win of the season for
Hamilton, they beat Ross County 1-0 this afternoon. Here is our final
full-time report from the premiership, from Kenny Crawford.
Hamilton won Ross County and the home fans are delighted. They home
form isn't always the best but this is a great win for them considering
they don't have another game here until October because of the way the
timetable works out. It was a good old 33-year-old Scott
that got the winner. They were brilliant.
Hamilton had great chances. A few chances saved but overall it was
great from Hamilton who got the victory. Crawford was concussed and
couldn't play today. A full-time report from tan nah
dice, Dundee United v Raith Rovers and it was watched by Brian
McLoughlin. 90 minutes full of quality. This
year's Championship will be passionate right to the end. When
United went 2-0 up after 23 minutes, it looked like a home win was on the
cards. Smith scored from the penalty spot
and you couldn't have said anything other than a home win would have
been on the cards. Raith Rovers were dogged. There was a wonderful volley
and into the second half there was a belief about them, they piled
pressure on the Dundee United goal and the equaliser eventually came,
from McHattie. Thundered the goal in. It was an absolutely stunning
strike. Both sides had half chances, both thought they could snatch on,
was that wasn't the case. 7,434 fans inside tan nah dice, a magnificent
crowd. None are going home this evening thinking they were short
changed. Finished here 2-2. Easter Road now for the full-time report
from Paul Mitchell who was watching Hibberian v Morton.
A strong opening half hour against Hibs for Morton. They ended up on
the wrong side of the scoreline. Hibs second was made four minutes
before the break. Cummings scored for the third straight game, a great
header after good work by Shinnie. A deep 30 yard cross was met by
Graham, who made his debut, scoring his first for Hibs. Stunning header.
Morton's effort never dropped through in the afternoon, but in
front of 14,508, it was Hibs' day. We haven't spoken about Hibs for a
while. So commanding. Minus one shots on target according to that? !
Yes, started well. If you're the manager, you are usually judged by
the signings you are made, if you are a new manager, that is. They are
playing well. This is a really exciting time. The difficulty is for
all the teams behind them. There's not a lot between them. Four
headers? Yes, yes. I might have enjoyed that game. It probably
doesn't happen that often but Graham is a good signing as Pat said.
Can you see Hibs running away with it? I can. There's a possibility.
I'm not saying they will, but there's a possibility they will if
they can keep everyone, a few more days left to go that Jason Cummings
can be kept at that club if they can run away with it. Raith Rovers away
to Dundee as well today? Yes, they might try and emulate what they did
last year again hopefully finishing second or third. They'll push all
the way. You can sit back and relax. It's my big moment now. Time to look
at today's classified results. Let's look at the league tables.
Celtic on top of the Scottish Premiership, three wins from three,
one point ahead of Rangers with a game in hand. Hearts one third. One
point ahead of Ross County. At the bottom, Inverness Caledonian Thistle
got their first win of the season this afternoon. Now level on points
with Partick Thistle but trailing on goal difference.
Hibs top the Scottish Championship. Queen of the South level on points
with Raith Rovers, going well, winning at Dunfermline. At the
bottom, Ayr on one point. Stephen, look at that! Sect -- St Mirren
second from bottom. Alloa Athletic going great, three wins from four.
Livingston inferred. It is nip and took between Stenhousemuir and
Peterhead on one point. For the athletic way out in front in week
two, four points clear of Arbroath, four wins from four. Edinburgh City
yet to get any points. The top of the English Premier league. Pat
Nevin fist pumping as he sees Chelsea in first place. Another of
his former clubs Everton in second. Manchester City and Manchester
United and Hull City have yet to play. This is the bottom of the
table, Stoke City, Bournemouth and Watford in the bottom three. Plenty
of others roundabout, Sunderland and Crystal Palace also have one point.
Huddersfield Town at the top of the Championship, London macro in second
and Barnsley, QPR and Bristol and Nottingham giving chase. One point
for Blackburn Rovers managed by Owen Coyle, two adrift of Preston North
End and Rotherham United also in the bottom three.
More details now of what happens down South and Steve Wilson watched
Tottenham against Liverpool. Excellent game at White Hart Lane, a
point apiece as it was last season when Jurgen Klopp came here for his
first match in charge of Liverpool. They hope for better after James
Milner put them in front from the penalty spot. That after Erik
Lamela's faint touch on the Migno. Spurs will level midway through the
second half, Danny Rose creeping in. Beating Simon Mignolet at his near
post. Excellent game, Liverpool thought they had gone two up before
the equaliser but Saddier money was offside, correct decision. Chances
at either end, non-taken. Vicarage Road now, Watford at home to Arsenal
this afternoon. Full-time here, Watford one, Arsenal
three. Arsenal got their first win of the season in some style. Watford
struggling to contain them in the first half. Very eye-catching
football. Full of pace and panache. Santi Cazorla with an early penalty
after Sanchez was fouled in the box and Sanchez got on the end of great
build-up play. Theo Walcott strike was top class. Over the line by
Sanchez. And at the end of that half, Ozil got a bullet header
making it 3-0. Watford debut Tom Pereyra got a goal back. They will
be much more pleased with the second half display but they could not get
a goal back to make it an exciting grandstand finish. Lucas Perez was
the talk of Arsenal. That deal set to be completed in the next 48
hours. Lester's Premiership adventure
continued this afternoon at home to Swansea, let's find out about that
one. Ridiculous conditions here, a huge electrical storm and a deluge.
Had this came been going on ten minutes later, they may not have
finished, it was that bad by the end, Leicester splashed their way to
a win that looked much more certain, Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty saved
by Fabianski, Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan put them in control. Swansea
never gave up, Fer with a fine header ten minutes from time made it
a nervous closing stage for Leicester but they did hang on, off
and running. Let's hear now from Everton against Stoke at Goodison
Park. The two thirds of the pitch, this was a comfortable performance
by Everton, dominant in midfield and rarely flustered at the back but
they struggled defensively. Romelu Lukaku had his back to goal many
times and many poor decisions. Williams and Romelu Lukaku had shots
cleared. Bardsley impeded Williams in the box, a corner. Bains with a
spot kick but it came back off the post and deflected off the
unfortunate keeper. Stoke rallied, coming close. They may feel they
deserved a point for the second half but it is Raith Rovers wins in a row
for Ronald Koeman and Everton who win by a goal. Let's hear from Chris
about Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
When your team needs a goal as badly as Pallas, sometimes, they come
through the most interesting of roots and it is the centre-half
Scott Dunn who scored here against Bournemouth last season who has done
it again this afternoon. Tom Taiwo is on the clock when he dies that
when he guided his header past Boruc. Palace missed a penalty and
they were dreadful in the first half but they deserved the point. They
came up Bournemouth in the second. Scott Dunn dramatically giving them
a point. 1-1. Steven Thomson, you told me off
for mispronouncing! Crystal Palace against Bournemouth. Pat, you are
leaping into the air with joy at the results in England today.
Especially, I suspect, Chelsea's win over Burnley. We were chatting about
it and I think Antonio Conte is doing something unusual, he wants to
play 2-4. Such an unusual system in the modern game. You think that is
naive and it cannot work. Look at the goal schools today. Victor
Moses. Eden Hazzard. The winger scoring goals. It seems to be
working. They are looking good, but they need defenders. Arsenal, good
result today. Arsene Wenger under pressure already. Yes, the fans have
wanted him to sign a big player. Bring in better players. He has had
a difficult transfer market. Important result for them today. He
is bringing in the German central defender from Seville, Mrs Staffie.
A lot of teams in England have been looking for central defenders, they
are hard to find at that level. Lots of them have brought in central
defenders but they have not been close to good enough. You have great
centre forward against you most weeks. It is difficult for Arsenal,
but with Arsene Wenger, far be it to have a go at him, but it is a long
time the Arsenal fans have said, get the central defence area sorted out
and get more power in your midfield. And you have every chance of
fighting the top of the week. It will be great this season because so
many teams could be in the top four. Six, seven, maybe eight.
Now, folks, if you're suffering from Post Olympics Blues,
I have just the pick-me-up for you, but you'll have to wait till Monday
Scottish athletes competing in Real as part of Team GB have had an
Olympics to remember. Relive the best of the action and hear from the
medallists. Sally Connelly! What a fabulous team effort that was! Great
Britain take the lead through Mark Bennett.
Join our Olympics reporters Jane Lewis and Kheredine Idessane
for Scotland at the Games on BBC One Scotland at 5:30pm.
Stay tuned because I believe we are heading to Inverness to hear from
the victorious manager in the game between Caley Thistle and St
Johnstone this afternoon. Richie Foran was with Scott Davie.
Dramatic finale to the game. A last-gasp goal ends up each time. No
doubt it was deserved. Yes, yes. Start to finish, we were excellent.
Man for man, were excellent. It should have been two or three at
half-time. That was the only disappointing part, we did not take
our chances. St Johnstone were restricted them and they took one of
those with a great chance. You thought it would not be our
afternoon. It was feeling like a defeat because we had done so well.
I told the boys it was pure spirit that was the winner of the game
today. They played nice football but you could see the determination and
aggression, everything you demanded after the disappointment of the
Alaska board results. Yes, it was excellent. We were winning the
second balls. We went more direct than we normally word with Fisher at
the top winning headers. Excellent getting the second balls all over
the park, we were really good. Iain Vigurs was outstanding with Tansey,
delighted with everybody, the squad, the substitutes. Those that did not
come on. Really, really happy with the result and a bit relieved as
well. I was going to say that. You said before the game you are not
concerned about how things were going, you are looking to get the
win but the earlier it happens, the better for the players. Especially
going into an international break. Yes, it sets us up nicely for
Aberdeen. The longer without a point on the table, players could get
nervous. Supporters get nervous. So great to get three points today, it
was massive. Delighted now and looking forward to going to
Aberdeen. You are able to get your new French striker, you got in game
time, looking to get more players in before the window crisis? Yes,
Lonsana Doumbouya has done well, he is a clever and strong player and
good in the air. We are looking to bring in at least two more and
hopefully we will hear good news by Monday.
Well done for today. Stephen, I picked out a phrase, your spirit.
A phrase he used there, "purr spirit". They had the 5-1 defeat
last week, they were poor, didn't show any character so he needed the
big players to stand up and be counted. It was a performance
deserved of that victory. They had a players' meeting this week, the
players got together without the manager there and obviously said
look, we have got to sort this out? As long as the manager kind of knows
it's going on, that helps a bit. If they do it with the right attitude
and feeling and the positivity and it also has the right reaction,
that's absolutely fine. They have done the right thing, you don't want
to get dropped at any point in the season. Even this early, the three
points are important. Time to win from another manager from this
afternoon's matches, it's Hearts who won away to Partick Thistle this
afternoon. Robbie is with Richard Wilson.
Did you feel like the goal was the winner? We made substitutions and
that gave us a lift. It worked well for us today. You must have been
happy with the way your team was playing? Yes. They have improved
massively from last year. It was made difficult for us to play, they
had all the possession, we couldn't break them down, we found it
difficult. I know you are still looking to sign this window but you
have a big squad that you can call upon, will that make a big
difference? Yes, huge advantage. I spoke about that, with even the guys
on the pitch, but to have the option to change things like we did today
made a huge difference for us. You got a goal today. You can see
the potential that Tony Watt has got? He has real quality. We were
changing the shape to try to get a bit more of the game. We knew he'd
create something and managed to get in a good position and you can see
his finishing. Thanks, Robbie. Thank you.
The quality of Tony Watt mentioned there, an important goal for him?
Yes. To be honest, his reactions at the end were fantastic and that was
the goal of a top, top striker. Robbie mentioned Archibald there, I
thought that was superb. Even though I'm going on about how good that
was, you thought the keeper didn't do well? He ducks underneath the
ball and ducks down, don't get me wrong it's a decent finish on the
angle. Tony Watt needed that goal though, he's been one of the better
players, but he needed that first one out of the way, as a striker.
The goalkeeper should have been doing a bit better. We'll find out
tomorrow what you are doing tomorrow, what are you doing?
Sportscene. Now Tony is with us talking about his game do you think
you deserved anything today? We done well to get back in the game --
Tommy. After we got back to one each, we were dominant for the last
four minutes, five minutes, we let them back in the game and they put
us under a lot of pressure with long throws, we gave away silly free
kicks, I think we have learnt our lesson from the first goal. They put
a lot of pressure on us and they got the deserved win in the end.
I think it was 12 games without defeat, now two defeats in a row. We
are not worried. It's four games in, it's early days. But it's a
difficult place to come to. We knew that our run couldn't continue. We
probably contributed to that, because the first half we felt the
pace, never really got into the pace of the game and still had a few
opportunities. We didn't put enough balls in the
box and our goal is something that we should have taken something from
because we just put the ball in the box, ask questions, it wasn't dealt
with, picked up second ball and scored a great one. There'll be
lessons to be learnt from today and we are disappointed but it's early
days. During the break, the transfer window closes, any more players
coming in? No, I don't think that's going to happen. Thanks. Thank you.
Very sober analysis from Tommy. Do you agree with what he is saying?
He'll be disappointed because they were back-to-back defeats. I watched
the game last week and St Johnston started the season well. They were
seven games unbeaten at the start of last season. They lost last week,
played OK in the second half against Celtic but today they never got
going for me. He'll be disappointed because it was a poor performance.
Was it all about Inverness's desire in that one, Pat? They were up for
it, they cannot let themselves get left behind at the bottom of the
league. They came out all guns blazing and most teams, there's not
a lot between them. Have a look at the league table, there's not a lot
between them. If you can get a better spirit and desire on the day,
you'll probably get it. But I look at that St Johnston team and think,
well you're too good to be in trouble, the problem is, I think
that about just about every team in the league. Partick Thistle lost to
Hearts. Let's hear from their manager Alan Archibald? Frustrating
because you played well? Yes, I thought we did well. I thought we
defended well second half and we had chances. There was a ricochet in
which we were unlucky with. A lot of experienced players on the bench,
was that the difference today? I think the players brought quality
on, without a doubt. Tony Watt was still on the pitch and you have seen
the quality he brings as a top player. He wasn't going to miss from
there. You must be relatively satisfied at the way your team's
played, passed the ball very well, got possession and were on top of
the game? Yes, we were unlucky going a goal down. We had good
opportunities, got in good areas. You've got to score when you get
your chances though, we could have done a bit better. They all done
really well. Further impetus to try to get more players in in this
window? Yes, there is good players out there, if the window shuts, it's
not the end of the world, but I would like one before the window
closes. A brief cameo appearance there by Martin, centre stage now,
we can hear his thoughts after his side's win this afternoon.
Martin, an extremely satisfying win? Yes, definitely. Again, I thought we
were the better team and thought we deserved to win. We had a great
opportunity. I thought we done enough to win the game. The header
came off the cross bar, do you think that's going to be a long afternoon
at that point, but gradually possession in the second half and
you dominated? Yes, I thought once we got going we were very good
again. If our fitness levels continue to be at that level, I've
no doubt we'll start winning. Today was justification for the players as
well that if you put that work rate in, you can win games. I'm so
pleased. That absolutely got me. 17 shots
against Partick Thistle, but there was also minus one shots. No wonder
they lost. Martin, he got the first win of the season, Steven? They've
taken the lead in every one of the matches, so not to have won any
previously would have been frustrating but it's a massive win
for them today. He's been under a bit of pressure, Martin Canning?
Three There are certain teams that will get dragged into it. They keep
losing decent players. It's really, really tough to keep building the
team. The attitude's always been perfect, as has Martin's, I've
really enjoyed it. What is your story of the day, Celtic showing
Aberdeen what they are all about this afternoon? I think everybody
thought Celtic would win today. Caley Thistle is a massive story.
Alloa keep winning games convincingly as well, they are
probably my team of the day. Pat? That's a tight one. I see Celtic,
Rangers Hearts, you know, and Aberdeen out of it a little bit.
Aberdeen, I hope they learn they can go for it on a great run. At the
moment, you never know, Celtic and Rangers at the top, is that going to
happen, a lot of people say yes. Four points already? Exactly, but
they are new to league, I wouldn't be surprised if that was roughly
what happens. Almost time for us to disappear
like shadows of the night. Before we go, fill your eyes
with this - the results Highlights of all the weekend's
Premiership matches are free at the point of delivery
tomorrow on BBC Two at 6pm. By the way, now that
the Olympics are over, It'll also be repeated in HD,
after Match of the Day 2 on BBC One. There's more reaction to today's
matches with Scottish football's most loveable rogues,
Stuart and Tam, in Off The Ball. It's all kicking off
imminently on Radio Scotland. Hope you've got all that,
because we're out of here. Thanks to our esteemed guests,
Pat Nevin and Steven Thompson. And thanks as ever to
you for watching.
Introduced by David Currie.
Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, the match of the day is at Celtic Park as the champions take on Aberdeen for the first time this season. In the Championship, Ray McKinnon leads Dundee Utd out against his old club Raith Rovers at Tannadice. Plus, action and reaction from Saturday night's game between Kilmarnock and Rangers.