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Saturday, March 21, 1998 Published at 19:48 GMT



Sport: Football

Wins for top three Scottish teams


Full Scottish results from James Alexander Gordon (1'16")
There is no change at the top of the Scottish Premier after all three teams chasing the title picked up wins.

But pressure is growing as Celtic, Hearts and Rangers each hope the others slip up.

Aberdeen vs Celtic

Celtic stay out in front with a 1-0 win an away over Aberdeen.


Andy Gillis reports from Pittodrie (0'47")
Craig Burley's penalty on the stroke of half-time was enough to settle the contest.

Celtic coach Wim Jansen will be concerned at his side's nervy display in the second half which needed goalkeeper Jonathan Gould to be at his best to deny Aberdeen the equaliser their efforts deserved.

They stay two points ahead of Hearts who won 1-0 at Dundee United and five in front of Rangers.

Dundee United vs Hearts

Hearts striker Jim Hamilton continued his astonishing run of goal-scoring away from home to keep the Edinburgh club in the thick of the Scottish title chase.


Roddy Forsyth reports from Tannadice Park (0'55")
His 15th goal of the season, 12 of which have come away from home, clinched the points.

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies praised his side for their commitment at a ground where they had not won for five years.

Rangers vs St Johnstone

Like Celtic, their Old Firm rivals Rangers were also showing signs of nerves in the title race.

They came from behind to beat St Johnstone 2-1 but it was an unconvincing display by the champions.

Republic of Ireland international defender Alan Kernaghan put St Johnstone ahead on 15 minutes.

Marco Negri, scoring his first in six games, got the equaliser from a Brian Laudrup cross.

Swedish midfielder Jonas Thern sealed victory with a shot from a half-cleared corner in the second half.

In the day's other matches basement club Hibernian beat Motherwell 1-0 while Kilmarnock trounced Dunfermline 3-0.
 





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