Derby delight for Hearts
A review of Sunday's action in the Scottish Premiership.
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Hearts right-back Callum Paterson headed two goals in four minutes to inflict a fourth derby defeat of the season on Hibernian and keep them firmly in danger of joining their Edinburgh rivals in the Scottish Championship next season.
Paterson struck late in the first half and Hearts held on for a 2-1 victory after Jordon Forster had pulled a goal back in the 69th minute with a header of his own.
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Hibernian's sixth consecutive defeat was sealed with a glaring late miss by substitute James Collins.
It leaves Hibs just a point ahead of Kilmarnock with three games left to avoid an 11th-placed finish in the Premiership and a relegation play-off against a Championship side.
Anthony Stokes helped himself to a hat-trick as Celtic handed Inverness a 6-0 thrashing in their Scottish Premiership clash at Parkhead.
The in-form Hoops striker grabbed two before the break before scoring his third from the spot early in the second-half.
Celtic keeper Fraser Forster saved an Aaron Doran penalty almost immediately afterwards but Leigh Griffiths, Efe Ambrose and substitute Teemu Pukki, on for Stokes, completed the rout.
It was 40 years to the day that the Parkhead club had clinched nine titles in a row under Jock Stein.
Neil Lennon's men had won their third successive title last month and although traditional rivals Rangers are on their way back to the top flight- they will play in the Championship next season as League One champions - there is enough trouble in the Ibrox boardroom to suggest another long run of title wins in the east end of Glasgow is well under way.