Easy for Celtic; Hibernian held

  • Last Updated: September 22 2012, 19:03 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, including Celtic's win over Dundee.

Celtic celebrate Victor Wanyama's goal

Goals by Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama gave Celtic a comfortable 2-0 victory over bottom side Dundee at Parkhead on Saturday while Hibernian missed the chance to go top after being held by Inverness.

The Hoops' triumph would have been more comprehensive had it not been for former Celtic keeper Robert Douglas.

The 40-year-old Dees number one had a fine match, brilliantly saving a Scott Brown penalty in the 38th minute only to be beaten just before the break when Hooper hammered in from 10 yards.

Wanyama fired in from distance after four minutes of the second-half and when the one-side match was over, the only conclusion available was that Douglas's performance had prevented the scoreline reflecting Celtic's superiority.

  • Scottish Premier
Position Player Score
1 Motherwell 12
2 Hibernian 12
3 Celtic 11
4 Kilmarnock 9
5 Hearts 9
6 St Mirren 9
7 Dundee Utd 8
8 Ross Co 8
9 St J'stone 8
10 Aberdeen 7
11 Inverness 5
12 Dundee 4

Hibernian surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Inverness.

Eoin Doyle's opener and a terrific strike from David Wotherspoon had given the home side a comfortable advantage. However, Conor Pepper pulled one back before Richie Foran grabbed a late equaliser.

Inverness remain without a league win this season, but they had cause to be happy with a point from contest that should have been over by half-time.

Ross County's 40-match unbeaten run came to an end against 10-man St Johnstone, who won 2-1 at Victoria Park.

Liam Craig gave Saints the lead against the run of play on the half hour mark and the Perth side went a player down a couple of minutes later when Rowan Vine was sent off for an off the ball incident with Richard Brittain.

County piled on the pressure in the second half and Sam Morrow hit a deserved equaliser in the 68th minute.

But with County pushing for a winner Saints grabbed a vital second in the 85th minute when Frazer Wright headed home following a corner.

Callum Paterson netted his first career goals as John McGlynn's decision to transform the teenager into a striker was rewarded as Hearts beat Dundee United 3-0 at Tannadice for their first win since the opening day of the season.

The 17-year-old fired Hearts into a 28th-minute lead with a powerful strike from 20 yards and showed a goalscorer's instinct to net the third goal after a casual passback by Sean Dillon.

Arvydas Novikovas had struck three minutes after Paterson's opener with a swerving long-range effort as Hearts bounced back from consecutive defeats by Dundee and St Mirren.

Cillian Sheridan scored his first goal for Kilmarnock as they defeated St Mirren 3-1 at Rugby Park.

Sheridan opened the scoring when he glanced home Danny Racchi's pin-point delivery after 26 minutes and James Fowler doubled the hosts' lead 12 minutes into the second half.

A wonderful individual effort from James Dayton on the hour mark added to St Mirren's misery, and despite Paul McGowan's deflected consolation the hosts held on to claim their second win of the season.