SPL roundup: Inverness move up to second

SPL roundup: Inverness move up to second
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Sports Mole rounds up Saturday's SPL matches, including wins for Inverness and Ross County.

The race for European places remains tight in the Scottish Premier League after four matches this afternoon.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle moved up to second in the table after an away win at struggling Hearts. The home side twice equalised in the second half, but Gary Warren's second of the afternoon gave Inverness all three points.

They move one point ahead of Motherwell, who were beaten 3-0 by Ross County thanks to goals from Ivan Sproule, Richard Brittain and Iain Vigurs.

County are now just two points behind St Johnsone, who also won today, beating St Mirren 1-0 at home. Both clubs move into the top five and ahead of Kilmarnock, who could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Aberdeen.

Celtic play tomorrow and will have the chance to extend their lead at the top to 21 points.

Results in full: Hearts 2-3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen, Ross County 3-0 Motherwell, St Johnstone 1-0 St Mirren

Celtic's Kris Commons is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second against Dundee United on February 16, 2013
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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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