Scottish Premiership roundup: Wins for Aberdeen, Celtic

Anthony Stokes of Celtic celebrates scoring his second goal of the day with manager Neil Lennon during the Scottish Premier League game between Celtic and Ross County on August 3, 2013
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Sports Mole rounds up the day's Scottish Premiership action.

Celtic took one step closer to the Scottish Premiership title with a 3-0 win against St Mirren at Celtic Park.

Stefan Johansen scored just before half time, while Leigh Griffiths and Anthony Stokes netted after the break to take Neil Lennon's side 24 points clear at the top.

Aberdeen overcame Kilmarnock 2-1 at Pittodrie, despite going a goal down thanks to Kris Boyd's 11th-minute opener.

Adam Rooney levelled things up six minutes after falling behind, and Ryan Jack grabbed the winner on 72 minutes.

Elsewhere, Inverness Caledonian Thistle edged out Partick Thistle with Billy McKay hitting the winner just after the hour mark.

Meanwhile, Motherwell eased past Ross County 2-1 with James McFadden netting minutes after the restart.

John Sutton doubled the home side's lead on the hour mark, before Yann Songo'o reduced the deficit eight minutes from time.

St Johnstone beat Hibernian 2-0 thanks to goals from Steven MacLean and Ryan McGivern.

Results in full: Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock, Celtic 3-0 St Mirren, Inverness CT 1-0 Partick Thistle, Motherwell 2-1 Ross County, St Johnstone 2-0 Hibernian

Motherwell's Iain Vigurs and Hibernian's Scott Robertson battle for the ball on August 4, 2013
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic33007169
2St Johnstone33007259
3Aberdeen33006249
4Hamilton AcademicalHamilton32016336
5Hibernian32017616
6RangersRangers31114404
7Hearts311124-24
8Motherwell310246-23
9Ross County310235-23
10Kilmarnock300315-40
11Partick Thistle300315-40
12Dundee300327-50