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Sunday's Scottish football as it happened



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By Andy Campbell

1654: Well, that's it from me. Thank you for all your contributions and remember to return to the site to watch highlights of Saturday's SPL matches (available from 1800BST) as well highlights of today's games (available from midnight).

1652: So, wins for Celtic and St Mirren, defeats for Motherwell and Hibernian and a draw between Hearts and Dundee United rounds off the weekend's Scottish Premier League fixtures.

Full time
1650: Dundee United claim their second point of the season and deny Hearts a second straight league win.

1649: FULL-TIME Hearts 1-1 Dundee United

1648: Craig Conway causes more problems for Hearts and draws another save from Marian Kello with a shot.

1647: There will be two minutes of stoppage time at Tynecastle.

1645: Craig Conway ghosts past some Hearts defenders and blasts in a shot but Marian Kello makes the save.

1645: Hearts claim for a penalty after David Robertson challenges Kevin Kyle in the penalty area but the referee waves play on.

"He's made a difference, Morgaro Gomis, just with his energy. His goal was a peach." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Craig Paterson

The ball falls to Morgaro Gomis on the half-volley and the substitute smashes the ball into the top corner to draw Dundee United level.

1641: GOAL Hearts 1-1 Dundee United (Gomis)

1640: Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello comes off his line to beat Jon Daly to the ball as the United striker tries to latch on to Andis Shala's flick on from a long ball.

1636: Hearts goalscorer David Templeton is applauded off the field by the home fans as he is replaced by Arvydas Novikovas.

1634: Minutes after being booked, Suso Santana is withdrawn for Hearts with David Obua coming on. United also make a change as Andis Shala replaces Scott Robertson.

1632: Hearts coach Gary Locke is sent to the stand by referee Craig Thomson.

1631: Penalty save by Marian Kello! Jon Daly's spot-kick is well saved by the Hearts goalkeeper, who keeps his side in front.

1630: Penalty for Dundee United. Referee Craig Thomson spots a handball inside the Hearts box and awards a spot-kick in the visitors' favour.

1629: David Goodwillie's shot is blocked by Hearts defender Ismael Bouzid.

1628: We're into the last 20 minutes at Tynecastle. Can Hearts see out the win or can United hit back?

1623: Morgaro Gomis comes on for Keith Watson as Dundee United try to find a route back into the match at Tynecastle.

1618: David Templeton volleys another effort wide of the Dundee United goal after being set up by Adrian Mrowiec.

1615: Hearts press for a second with Craig Thomson whipping a dangerous cross into the box but a combination of Sean Dillon and Keith Watson clears the ball for United.

Full time
1609: St Mirren record their first win of the season thanks to Craig Dargo's goal. Hibernian slump to their second successive defeat.

1608: FULL-TIME St Mirren 1-0 Hibernian

1608: David Templeton drives at the Dundee United defence and fires in a shot that ends off target.

1602: The second half kicks off at Tynecastle.

1601: St Mirren are on the backfoot but are standing up well against Hibernian's advances.

1557: Hibernian striker Anthony Stokes sees his route to goal blocked by some determined St Mirren defending.

1552: St Mirren's on-loan Celtic player Paul McGowan skips away from a couple of challenges and fires in a shot, which is held by Hibs goalkeeper Mark Brown.

1549: Anthony Stokes' shot on the turn for Hibernian drifts wide of the St Mirren goal.

Half time
The first half draws to a close at Tynecastle with the home side leading at the break.

1546: HALF-TIME Hearts 1-0 Dundee United

1545: Hibernian forward Derek Riordan runs straight up the tunnel in disgust after being replaced with John Rankin at St Mirren Park. Ian Murray also replaces Steven Thicot as manager John Hughes attempts to inspire a fightback.

Yellow card
1544: Hearts striker Kevin Kyle is booked for kicking the ball away in frustration before his team-mate Craig Thomson is also cautioned for a foul.

1543: Looking to consolidate, St Mirren withdraw scorer Craig Dargo and send on Sean Lynch.

1541: Dundee United winger Craig Conway is set up by Jon Daly for a shot at goal but he cannot direct his effort on target.

1538: Hibernian striker Colin Nish has two efforts in quick succession, his first effort blocked by a St Mirren defender and his second attempt off target.

1535: Now needing a goal to get back into the match, Hibernian send on substitute Danny Galbraith in place of Paul Hanlon.

Yellow card
1534: Edwin De Graaf lets his frustration get the better of him as he fouls Garry Brady and is subsequently booked.

St Mirren take the lead against the run of play when Garry Brady's free-kick to the edge of the box is headed on by Darren McGregor and Craig Dargo steals in behind the Hibs defence to poke the ball home.

1532: GOAL St Mirren 1-0 Hibernian (Dargo)

Hearts take the lead with a goal on the counter-attack after a United corner. Suso Santana leads the charge before playing David Templeton in on goal and the forward slips the ball into the net.

1529: GOAL Hearts 1-0 Dundee United (Templeton)

Yellow card
1527: St Mirren striker Gareth Wardlaw is cautioned for catching Sol Bamba late.

1524: Hibernian's Steven Thicot escapes a booking after taking St Mirren's Gareth Wardlaw out of the play in the centre circle.

1520: David Templeton's shot is well saved by Dundee United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis.

1519: Hibernian get the second half underway at St Mirren Park.

"Hibs need to stop going through the middle as there are too many bodies in there. The room is down the flanks. A point is not disastrous for St Mirren today, so they will probably go as they are." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Billy Dodds

1515: Dundee United have already been forced into an early substitution with the injured Danny Swanson replaced by David Robertson.

1512: Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson touches the ball onto the top of the Dundee United crossbar and out. Good chance missed for the hosts.

1512: Hearts did not score against Dundee United in their four meetings last season.

1506: Hearts defender Ismael Bouzid returns to the play after his head knock.

1503: Hearts defender Ismael Bouzid is receiving treatment after taking a blow to the head.

Half time
1502: HALF-TIME St Mirren 0-0 Hibernian

1500: The action at Tynecastle gets underway with Hearts taking on Dundee United.

Yellow card
1456: Another booking for St Mirren as Marc McAusland is cautioned for a late tackle on Paul Hanlon.

1451: Lee Mair's sliding tackle stops Derek Riordan's progress towards goal. Important challenge by the St Mirren defender.

1447: Hibernian's Derek Riordan has another attempt from a free-kick and his goalbound effort is tipped wide by Paul Gallacher.

1446: Full teams from Tynecastle:
Hearts: Kello, Craig Thomson, Barr, Bouzid, Jonsson, Santana, Mrowiec, Black, Templeton, Kyle, Stevenson. Subs: Balogh, Kucharski, Obua, Ryan McGowan, Novikovas, Jason Thomson, Robinson.
Dundee Utd: Pernis, Watson, Dillon, Kenneth, Douglas, Swanson, Buaben, Scott Robertson, Conway, Daly, Goodwillie. Subs: Banks, Dixon, Dods, David Robertson, Gomis, Shala, Casalinuovo.
Referee: C Thomson

Yellow card
1441: St Mirren midfielder picks up the first booking of the match after stopping Hibs' Sol Bamba in his tracks.

1439: Anthony Stokes' shot sails over the St Mirren crossbar and also clears the top of the stand behind the goal.

1437: More team news from Tynecastle. Hearts left-back Lee Wallace, who had passed a fitness test, pulls up injured in the warm-up and will not feature against Dundee United.

1435: Derek Riordan's free-kick curls into the side netting of the near post after Anthony Stokes is fouled on the edge of the St Mirren box.

1431: Derek Riordan's corner is cleared the edge of the St Mirren box and Edwin De Graaf fires a shot over the crossbar.

1424: Hibernian captain Chris Hogg makes an important headed clearance from Jure Travner's cross.

1421: Derek Riordan's free-kick is nodded on by Paul Hanlon to Sol Bamba but the Hibernian defender cannot direct his header on target.

1417: Some early pressure from Hibernian pins St Mirren back but the Buddies eventually clear their lines.

1416: The match at St Mirren Park kicks off.

1414: Some team news from Tynecastle. Hearts gave fitness tests to Lee Wallace and Calum Elliot. Defender Wallace will play, but striker Elliot joins Stephen Elliott on the sidelines.

1410: We're getting ready for our second game of the day with St Mirren looking for their first win of the season and Hibernian targeting a second league victory.

It's sunny
1353: BBC Radio Scotland pitch-side reporter Chick Young says there is glorious sunshine in Paisley for this afternoon's match between St Mirren and Hibernian.

1352: Team news from St Mirren Park
St Mirren: Gallacher, McAusland, Mair, Potter, Travner, Brady, Murray, McGregor, Dargo, McGowan, Wardlaw. Subs: Samson, van Zanten, Robb, Lynch, Love, McLennan, McKernon.
Hibernian: Brown, Thicot, Hogg, Bamba, Hanlon, Wotherspoon, Miller, De Graaf, Riordan, Stokes, Nish. Subs: Smith, Murray, Rankin, Stevenson, Galbraith, Stephens, Currie.
Referee: S O'Reilly

Full time
1350: The match draws to a close with Celtic preserving their 100% record for the season and moving to the top of the SPL table, leading Rangers on goal difference. For Motherwell, it's a second league defeat of the season.

1349: FULL-TIME Motherwell 0-1 Celtic

Yellow card
1347: Scott Brown is cautioned for a trip on Jamie Murphy as the game enters two minutes of stoppage time.

1345: Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph makes another save, this time from a deflected Paddy McCourt shot.

1342: Daryl Murphy draws a save from Darren Randolph at Motherwell's near post. Celtic keeping up the pressure.

1341: Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph is forced to dribble the ball and clear after Stephen Craigan plays the ball back to him as Shaun Maloney tries to steal possession.

1338: Daryl Murphy has another chance to score after being released by Scott Brown's pass but the striker's shot trickles wide.

1334: Paddy McCourt receives the ball and canters unchallenged towards the edge of the Motherwell box before releasing a shot that drifts wide.

Daryl Murphy scores his first goal for Celtic with a coolly taken penalty.

1330: GOAL Motherwell 0-1 Celtic (Murphy, penalty)

Red card
1329: Steven Saunders is sent off for what is adjudged to have been a last man challenge on Shaun Maloney. Penalty for Celtic, Motherwell down to 10 men.

Someone has won a penalty
1329: Moments after Ross Forbes replaces Chris Humphrey, the home side concede a penalty.

1328: Shaun Maloney continues to cause the Motherwell defence problems as he weaves his way into a good position on the left but he drags the ball across the face of goal and out.

1326: Celtic striker Daryl Murphy works the space to get away a shot from a tight angle but the effort is wide.

My Sport
From zakattack1888 On My Sport: "Hopefully McCourt's trickery will open the Well defence"

1324: Daniel Majstorovic escapes a booking after a heavy challenge on Keith Lasley, referee Dougie McDonald having a word with the Celtic defender.

1323: Paddy McCourt replaces Georgios Samaras for Celtic.

1322: Celtic are preparing to make a substitution with Paddy McCourt ready to be introduced.

1321: Keith Lasley tries to find the far post with a curling shot but the midfielder's effort is wide of the Celtic goal.

Yellow card
1320: Georgios Samaras is booked for catching Stephen Craigan late.

1317: An hour gone and no goals. Is there to be a winner at Fir Park?

"Celtic are moving the ball about very quickly at the moment and Motherwell are finding it difficult to get a hold of it." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1312: Shaun Maloney's teasing free-kick causes a bit panic in the Motherwell penalty area but the ball is eventually cleared to safety.

1310: Another stoppage as Celtic defender Glenn Loovens requires treatment after a collision with his own goalkeeper but again play is resumed quickly.

1308: Play is stopped after Stephen Craigan's volley canons off the head of Daniel Majstorovic but the big Swede is quickly back to his feet to allow the game to resume.

1305: Georgios Samaras sweeps a shot towards the Motherwell goal but goalkeeper Fraser Forster smothers the bobbling shot.

1304: Daniel Majstorovic heads over the Motherwell goal from Emilio Izaguirre's corner.

1303: Some early team news from St Mirren Park. Anthony Stokes, a Celtic transfer target, will start for Hibernian.

1302: And the second half is underway.

1301: Another substitution for Motherwell at half-time with Nick Blackman replacing Steve Jennings.

1258: We're getting ready for the second half at Fir Park.

1248: So, no goals so far at Fir Park but plenty of chances, mostly for the visitor. Will either side be able to find the breakthrough after the interval.

Half time
1247: HALF-TIME Motherwell 0-0 Celtic

"I am sure Craig and Archie will be glad to hear the half-time whistle so they can change things about a bit. They don't have enough width and just a lone striker through the middle when it gets there." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1245: Celtic's Shaun Maloney beats three men to weave his way into a scoring position but his effort hits the side netting.

1240: Glenn Loovens' sliced clearance goes back towards the Celtic goal and over goalkeeper Fraser Forster but the ball is cleared by Cha Du-Ri before Motherwell can profit.

1238: Daryl Murphy's header from 14 yards out dips over the crossbar as Celtic continue to press.

1234: Cha Du-Ri's ambitious shot from distance sails high and wide of the Motherwell goal before the visitors are forced into an early substitution, Jonathan Page replacing the injured Steven Hammell.

Yellow card
1232: Motherwell's Steven Saunders receives the game's first booking for a challenge on Georgios Samaras, who is taken to the side of the pitch for treatment.

"I think Craig Brown and Archie Knox will tweak things to get more of the ball, so I think Motherwell will get better as the game goes on and Celtic need the goal while they are dominating possession." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1222: Celtic captain Scott Brown has a drive from outside the box that is blocked by a defender but the visitors work the ball back out to the right and James Forest's cross is headed wide by Shaun Maloney.

1217: Celtic meander their way to the edge of the Motherwell box with a series of passes but Georgios Samaras' mishit shot takes the sting out of the move.

"Motherwell, when they pick they ball up, they are trying to force everything. They have to take their time and pick their passes." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

1210: More pressure from Celtic as Daryl Murphy cuts in from the right and fires in a shot that takes a deflection off Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan, forcing goalkeeper Darren Randolph to tip over. From the corner, James Forest collects and tries for goal but Randolph claims the ball at his near post.

My Sport
From bringthemonjpn On My Sport: "A 2-2 classic on the way"

1204: Celtic have a chance with a free-kick after Shaun Maloney is tripped on the edge of the box but the midfielder's attempt curls over the crossbar.

1203: Celtic go straight to the other end and James Forest centres for Shaun Maloney, who looks certain to score with a tap-in only for Darren Randolph to pull off an excellent reflex save.

1202: An early set piece opportunity for the Steelmen sees Tom Hateley flighting the ball in and John Sutton heading narrowly wide at the near post.

1200: And we're off at Fir Park with hosts Motherwell kicking off against Celtic.

1155: Remember, later in the afternoon we have St Mirren v Hibernian and Hearts v Dundee United after the conclusion of Motherwell's home match against Celtic.

1154: Both sides suffered European exits in midweek and will be looking to bounce back straight away.

My Sport
From Blue Heaven On My Sport: "Celtic should win, probably comfortably. Tight one at St Mirren. A draw. United in poor form. Hearts to win"

My Sport
From Samaras On My Sport: "Have a feeling Celtic will have an easy game today, 4-0 or 3-1"

1150: So, five changes in the Celtic team following their match against Utrecht as Fraser Forster, Glenn Loovens, Emilio Izaguirre, Daryl Murphy and Shaun Maloney replace Lukasz Zaluska, Efrain Juarez, Jos Hooiveld, Baram Kayal and Marc-Antoine Fortune, who joined West Brom on Friday.

1144: Full team line-ups:
Motherwell: Randolph, Saunders, Craigan, Reynolds, Hammell, Humphrey, Jennings, Hateley, Lasley, Sutton, Murphy. Subs: Hollis, McHugh, Fitzpatrick, Forbes, Page, Blackman, Casagolda.
Celtic: Forster, Cha, Loovens, Majstorovic, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Ledley, Murphy, Samaras, Maloney. Subs: Zaluska, Juarez, Hooiveld, Ki, McCourt, Towell, Kayal.
Referee: D McDonald

1143: Early team news from Fir Park shows two debutants in the Celtic line-up, goalkeeper Fraser Forster and left-back Emilio Izaguirre while there is one change in the Motherwell team from Thursday's match with Odense as Steve Jennings replaces Nick Blackman.

1135: Welcome to another day of live Scottish football coverage!

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29 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

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As it stood on 29 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Celtic 3 6 9
2 Rangers 3 5 9
3 Aberdeen 3 4 6
4 Hearts 3 4 5
5 St Mirren 3 -3 4
6 Inverness CT 3 2 3
7 Motherwell 3 -1 3
8 Kilmarnock 3 -1 3
9 Hibernian 3 -3 3
10 Hamilton 3 -7 3
11 Dundee Utd 3 -4 2
12 St Johnstone 3 -2 1

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