Celtic lose at Inverness

  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 17:43 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Scottish Premiership.

This own goal gives Inverness victory against Celtic
This own goal gives Inverness victory against Celtic

An own goal edged a spirited Inverness past Celtic 1-0 in the Highland capital.

The deciding moment the match came in the 65th minute when Marley Watkins got away down the right side and fired in a cross which goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska could only parry.

The ball rebounded straight off Hoops defender Eoghan O'Connell, who was helpless as Inverness netted.

Inverness claimed their first victory over the Glasgow giants on their own patch since May 2011.

Dundee United returned to winning ways thanks to substitute Chris Erskine's late winner pin the 2-1 victory over Ross County, who are still looking for their first point of the campaign.

Derek Adams' County were on course to stop a run of three straight defeats after Jake Jervis' 50th minute equaliser had cancelled out Nadir Ciftci's first-half opener at Tannadice.

But the Highland side were left to rue another loss as Erskine capitalised on a mistake from County goalkeeper Antonio Reguero to lash home United's crucial 87th-minute strike and give the Taysiders three wins from their opening four games in the wake of losing 6-1 away to Celtic the previous weekend.

  • Scots Prem
Team Score Team
Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Motherwell
Partick 1 - 2 Hamilton
St J'stone 1 - 0 Aberdeen
St Mirren 0 - 1 Dundee
Dundee Utd 2 - 1 Ross Co
Inverness 1 - 0 Celtic

Steven MacLean went from villain to hero with the winning goal for St Johnstone in the 1-0 success against Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park.

The Saints striker hit the outside of the post when clean through on goal in the first half and Gary McDonald also missed a golden chance for the Perth side before Dons defender Andrew Considine hit the bar with a header.

There was little between the teams in a disjointed second half but with 10 minutes remaining MacLean was much more efficient in front of goal when he was set up by Michael O'Halloran, steering the ball low past Jamie Langfield from 12 yards.

Kilmarnock claimed a convincing 2-0 victory as Motherwell's worries continued.

Goals from Robbie Muirhead and Sammy Clingan in either half secured the three points against 10 man Well.

The reverse at Rugby Park was Motherwell's third league defeat in a row.

Hamilton won their third Premiership game in a row after snatching a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over Partick at Firhill.

A stunning goal by Kallum Higginbotham just six minutes from time looked to have given Partick the points, but immediate responses by Hamilton substitutes Tony Andreu and Jason Scotland saw the Lanarkshire men head back along the M74 with all three points.

A fine strike 10 minutes from time from substitute Peter MacDonald was the difference in a tight contest as Dundee grabbed a 1-0 victory to leave St Mirren still searching for their first point of the season.

The former Morton ace got on the end of an excellent Paul McGowan pass to sink the hosts who have now lost their opening three matches.