SPL roundup: Celtic remain nine point in front

SPL roundup: Celtic stay nine points in front
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Sports Mole rounds up the day's SPL action.

Celtic scored four goals as they defeated Hearts to remain nine points ahead at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

Norwich City target Gary Hooper bagged a brace as the Hoops came out on top 4-1 against the Edinburgh club.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle ensured that the lead didn't increase as Billy McKay also scored two goals in his side's 3-0 victory over Aberdeen. The Highland side have not lost since November.

Ross County also recorded a convincing win in the league's early kickoff, beating St Mirren 4-1 away from home.

Dundee United achieved their first win in six games thanks to a hat-trick from Johnny Russell, who became the club's leading goalscorer.

Bottom side Dundee picked up a rare point in a 1-1 draw at Hibernian.

Results in full: St Mirren 1-4 Ross County, Celtic 4-1 Hearts, Hibernian 1-1 Dundee, Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 Aberdeen, Kilmarnock 2-3 Dundee United

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Celtic22156148153351
2Aberdeen2213453324943
3RangersRangers22124641251640
4Hibernian229853127435
5Hearts227962119230
6Kilmarnock216872528-326
7St Johnstone217592130-926
8Motherwell2173112632-624
9Hamilton AcademicalHamilton2165103034-423
10Dundee2264122332-922
11Partick Thistle2255121937-1820
12Ross County2245132136-1517
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