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Scottish Premiership: early Johnston strike saves Palma’s Celtic blushes | Scottish Premiership

Luis Palma missed two penalties. celtic The victory relied on Alistair Johnston's deflected shot in the first minute of the match. ross county They maintain a five-point advantage over Rangers in the Premiership with a 1-0 record.

Johnston's first goal of the season looked like it might open the floodgates, but County responded well and on-loan Fulham goalkeeper George Wickens prevented a second goal following Parma's recapture to keep the game open. Continued. The visitors hit Will Nightingale's crossbar and the Celtic Park crowd endured a nerve-wracking finale as County went on to score.

In the end Celtic's work was done, but the final whistle was greeted with a mixture of cheers, jeers and relief after County twice came close to scoring in stoppage time.

Cyriel Dessers has once again shown his increasing importance. rangers We won by scoring the only goal at lunchtime with a narrow 1-0 margin. St Mirren.

The 29-year-old striker was not initially a popular figure with Rangers fans during his first few months at Ibrox following his summer move from Cremonese. But he has slowly been gaining traction with supporters, especially since manager Philippe Clement took over in October, diving in 14 minutes into the Premiership game at Paisley to score his third successive goal. This decisive blow increased their tally to 12 points this season, and the Light Blues continued to chase league leaders Celtic.

It was a tough afternoon for Govan's side as they faced a determined Buddies who pushed to the end in difficult conditions.

Jorge Grant and Lawrence Shankland scored. heart beat aberdeen 2-0 at home. The Tynecastle club, which is celebrating its 500th anniversary, had a lucky ride after Bojan Miowski's goal was ruled out by VAR. Jorge Grant converted a penalty in the 57th minute after Nicky Devlin was penalized for handball, giving Hearts a convincing victory. In the 77th minute, Shankland opened up Hearts' second goal with the outside of his right boot from the edge of the box, proving once again what a strong finisher he is.

Joe Newell and Mizianu Maolida saved the points. Hibs 2-2 draw at Rugby Park. Mr Kilmarnock Cory Ndaba was sent off with the home team leading 2-1. Killie took a 2-0 lead thanks to Danny Armstrong assisting both of Killie's attacks and setting up a Dylan Vente own goal and Matty Kennedy's finish at the back post.

They took the lead with Ryan McGowan's tap-in from close range. st johnston The match was played at McDiarmid Park, but Theo Blair's header resulted in a 1-1 draw. motherwell.

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Michael Mellon made a great debut dandy Won 4-1 with 1 goal and 2 assists. livingston.

The Dark Blues were already in the lead thanks to a first-half goal from Amadou Bakayoko, but the striker was brought on for Scott Tiffony just after the hour mark. The Burnley on-loan then introduced Luke McCowan, who was later sent off for two bookings, and Zac Robinson on either side of Tete Yengi's penalty.

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