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Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic stretch lead, Hearts go second

Sports Mole rounds up all of Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership as Celtic defeat Aberdeen to stretch their lead.

Celtic have stretched their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to seven points.

Leigh Griffiths netted twice before James Forrest added a third at Celtic Park.

Adam Rooney grabbed a consolation for Aberdeen in the 89th minute as the Bhoys ran out 3-1 winners.

Hearts have moved up to second after two goals each from Juanma and Osman Sow gave the Edinburgh club a 4-0 win at Partick Thistle.

Dundee missed the chance to move into the top six after a 1-1 draw against ten-man Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Rory Loy gave the Dee the lead but Greg Tansey scored from the spot to rescue a point for Caley.

A brace from Graham Cummins led St Johnstone to a 4-2 victory against Hamilton Academical.

Elsewhere, Dundee United defeated Ross County 1-0 and Louis Moult scored late as Motherwell defeated Kilmarnock 1-0.

Results in full (half-time scores in brackets): Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen (1-0), Dundee United 1-0 Ross County (0-0), Hamilton Academical 2-4 St Johnstone (0-1), Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-1 Dundee (0-0), Kilmarnock 0-1 Motherwell (0-0), Partick Thistle 0-4 Hearts (0-1)


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Adam Rooney of Aberdeen FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League third round qualifying first leg match between Real Sociedad and Aberdeen FC at Estadio Anoeta on July 31, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic159423262631
2RangersRangers1694338142431
3Aberdeen168441915428
4Hearts178452118328
5Kilmarnock167542016426
6St Johnstone167541920-126
7Hibernian1566324121224
8Livingston176561516-123
9Motherwell164481625-916
10Hamilton AcademicalHamilton1741121237-2513
11Dundee1624101329-1610
12St Mirren1724111132-2110

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