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Vital View - Premiership, 8th-9th April 2017

Vital View - Premiership, 8th-9th April 2017

The Scottish Premiership season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Champions Celtic now lead Aberdeen, beaten 3-0 by Rangers - closing the gap between second and third to nine points, by a mammoth 26 points.

Hamilton look set to go down with Motherwell dropping into the relegation play-off position.

Here's a round up of the Scottish Premiership action from the other games.

Results

Saturday 8th April 2017 - SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Celtic 3-1 Kilmarnock 15:00
Hamilton Academical 1-1 Ross County 15:00
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Dundee 15:00
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0-3 St Johnstone 15:00
Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell 15:00

Sunday 9th April 2017 - SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers 12:30

Celtic, briefly pegged back in the second half, eventually ran out 3-1 winners over Kilmarnock. A 29th win from 32 Scottish Premiership games for the champions opened up a 26 points lead advantage on Aberdeen.

Hamilton lost an early lead but having managed to survive the second half with just 10 men they will probably take a 1-1 draw with Ross County - this took Academical above Motherwell, out of the relegation play-off position.

Hearts brought an end to their three game losing run with a 1-0 victory over struggling Dundee - just a point above the relegation play-off place - at Tynecastle. This strengthen the Jambos' grip on fifth and keeps alive the hopes of catching St Johnstone, fourth.

Inverness are now four points from safety after 10 man Caley - who conceded twice after a late sending off - were beaten 3-0 by fourth-placed St Johnstone, who recorded a fourth win in five.

A top six finish - for the first time in the Premiership - was secured by Partick following a 1-0 win at struggling Motherwell. Thistle could still manage fifth whereas Well dropped into an unwanted relegation play-off position.

Three goals in four minutes late on saw Aberdeen's 10 game unbeaten run at Pittodrie ended by Rangers - this 3-0 saw the Gers close the gap on the second-placed side to nine points. However, the Dons' goal difference is worth another point.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday April 9 2017
Time: 7:28PM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Celtic 33 29 4 0 91 65
2 Aberdeen 33 21 4 8 67 35
3 Rangers 33 16 10 7 58 14
4 St. Johnstone 33 14 7 12 49 4
5 Hearts 33 12 9 12 45 8
6 Partick 33 10 11 12 41 -3
7 Kilmarnock 33 7 14 12 35 -19
8 Ross County 33 7 12 14 33 -17
9 Hamilton 33 6 14 13 32 -18
10 Motherwell 33 8 8 17 32 -23
11 Dundee 33 8 6 19 30 -20
12 Inverness 33 4 13 16 25 -26
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