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SPL Round 10 Results: Celtic put in a five-star performance against St Mirren as St Johnstone climb to second

SPL Round 10 Results: Celtic put in a five-star performance against St Mirren as St Johnstone climb to second

Honours were even the New Firm derby, while Ross County recorded their first win in six against Hibernian and the misery continued for Dundee as Inverness hit them for four


Round 10 Results

A double from Billy McKay and strikes from Gary Warren and Andrew Shinnie helped Inverness CT claim their first away win of the season and condemn Dundee to yet another defeat on Friday night.

The Dark Blues' defensive frailties were exposed within the first five minutes as Aaron Doran played the ball across the penalty box, finding McKay, who slotted the ball home.

Terry Butcher’s side went two ahead when Dundee failed to deal with a Doran free kick from the left hand side, allowing Warren to double the advantage.

Dundee did claim a goal back just before the quarter of an hour mark as good work from Nicky Reilly played in Steven Milne on the right side of the box and his back post cross found Colin Nish, who rifled the ball beyond keeper Antonio Reguero.

The game was killed off in the last 10 minutes as firstly Shinnie fired home a penalty after Ian Davidson brought down Shane Sutherland, then McKay claimed his second, powering a shot from close range beyond Rab Douglas.
Niall McGinn continued his superb week claiming an equaliser for Aberdeen in the New Firm derby against Dundee United at Tannadice.

The game was delayed for 15 minutes as a result of an incident on the A90 from Aberdeen to Dundee that saw the Dons team bus require a police escort to make it to the ground.

Dundee United took the lead when Johnny Russell unleashed a strike which Jamie Langfield in the Dons goal could only parry and it fell into the path of John Rankin, who fired the ball into the net for the opener.

Aberdeen, backed by a huge travelling support as part of the nearly 10,000 crowd inside Tannadice got but on level terms as a Ryan Fraser corner was flicked on by Russell Anderson to McGinn, who continued were he left off in Portugal for Northern Ireland on Tuesday, firing the ball home to claim a point.

Hibernian slipped out of second place as goals from Stuart Kettlewell, Iain Vigurs and Colin McMenamin helped Ross County get their first win in six games.

The visitors took an early lead as Leigh Griffiths got onto the end of a looping pass from David Wotherspoon with only five minutes on the clock to give Pat Fenlon’s side the advantage.

That lead only lasted a couple of minutes as Kettlewell managed to get onto a corner from the left by Richard Brittain to fire the Dingwall side back level.

A mistake at the back for Hibernian cost them a goal as keeper Ben Williams came out to challenge for a long ball with Vigurs, but the Staggies midfielder managed to get there before the stopper and placed the ball into the net.

Fenlon’s side did get level before the half-time break as James McPake managed to get onto a mishit free kick from Griffiths and volleyed the ball beyond the helpless Michael Fraser to get Hibs back into the game.

With less than ten minutes remaining Ross County claimed all three points as Gary Glen got onto a long ball from Scott Boyd and played in McMenamin, who smashed the ball into the bottom corner of Williams net.


St Johnstone continued their superb good form to climb to second in the table, as Murray Davidson and Nigel Hasselbaink scored to beat Kilmarnock

Steve Lomas’ side took the lead as Steven Anderson got onto a Liam Craig corner, but his effort was blocked by Kilmarnock stopper Cammy Bell, but it fell into the path of Davidson who knocked the ball home from close in.

The Perth side remained on top and extended their lead as Gregory Tade found Hasselbaink inside the box and the Dutch hitman made no mistake, placing the ball past Bell to hand St Johnstone their fifth win in a row.

Deep into injury time the visitors got a goal back as Rory McKenzie found James Fowler just outside the area and the Kilmarnock midfielder slammed the ball home, but that couldn’t prevent his side from going down to defeat.