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Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic extend lead at top

Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership as Celtic extend their lead at the top of the table.

Celtic have extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to five points by beating Dundee United 3-0 thanks to goals from Gary Mackay-Steven, John Guidetti and Jason Denayer.

Ross County continued their fine form with a 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock after Michael Gardyne scored against his former club before Craig Curran added a second. Lee Ashcroft scored a late consolation goal.

St Mirren were defeated yet again, after goals from Brian Graham and Steven Anderson gave St Johnstone a 2-0 win, and Partick Thistle scored a late winner in their 1-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Aberdeen failed to gain ground on Celtic as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Dundee in the early kickoff.

Results in full: Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen, Celtic 3-0 Dundee United, Partick Thistle 1-0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Ross County 2-1 Kilmarnock, St Johnstone 2-0 St Mirren

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic30262289197080
2RangersRangers29214464194567
3Motherwell30144124138346
4Aberdeen3012994036445
5Livingston30109114139239
6Hibernian30910114249-737
7St Johnstone2981292846-1836
8Kilmarnock3096153141-1033
9St Mirren3078152441-1729
10Ross County3078152960-3129
11Hamilton AcademicalHamilton3069153050-2027
12Hearts30411153152-2123

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