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Scottish Premiership roundup: Aberdeen up to second after Hearts slip up

Sports Mole rounds up all of Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership.

Hearts have failed to close the gap on league leaders Celtic after a 2-2 draw against strugglers Motherwell, with Aberdeen's 3-1 win against Ross County seeing them rise to second in the Scottish Premiership table.

Motherwell gave up the lead twice as Louis Moult opened the scoring in the second minute. Juanma grabbed an equaliser for Hearts shortly after but Marvin Johnson regained the lead. Osman Sow then scored with 21 minutes remaining to rescue a point.

Aberdeen made the most of Hearts' slip-up but had to come from behind to beat Ross County. Craig Curran gave Ross County a first-half lead but goals in quick succession from Adam Rooney and Jonny Hayes secured the points for the Dons. Niall McGinn scored Aberdeen's third with 10 minutes remaining.

Partick Thistle leapfrogged Kilmarnock into ninth after a convincing 5-2 victory. Kris Doolan scored twice within the opening 15 minutes before Josh Magennis hit back. Gary Fraser made it three for Partick in the 52nd minute before Mark Connolly struck Killie's second. A brace from Robbie Muirhead late on completed the scoring.

Dundee United remain firmly at the foot of the table after picking up their 12th loss of the season at home to Hamilton Academical. The Accies had to come from behind though, after Billy McKay opened the scoring on the half-hour mark. Second-half goals from Lucas Tagliapietra and Ziggy Gordon gave Hamilton the win.

Celtic will play Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Sunday afternoon.

Results in full: Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County (0-1), Dundee United 1-2 Hamilton Academical (1-0), Kilmarnock 2-5 Partick Thistle (1-2), Motherwell 2-2 Hearts (1-1)

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Lionel Ainsworth of Motherwell vies with Emilio Izaguirre of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic at Fir Park on October 17, 2015
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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

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