Rangers 1 – 0 Dundee United
Rangers manager Giovanni Van Bronckhorst reacted to 3 successive defeats by bringing Leon King into the defence in place of James Sands and handing a debut to promising midfielder Charlie McCann.
The home started with the same intensity that they had against Napoli on Wednesday, and it was soon rewarded. It was 11 minutes into the game and captain James Tavernier lead a devastating counterattack before finding Antonio Colak in the box, who finished clinically on his 29th birthday.
Hibernian 1 – 1 Aberdeen
Jim Goodwin gave Luis Lopes his first start and it took only 4 minutes for his decision to be vindicated. The forward known as ‘DUK’ got in at the back post to give the Dons an early advantage.
Hibernian responded well to going behind as Ryan Porteous, Elie Youan and Josh Campbell all had attempts on goal for the home side.
There was drama just before half time struck, Aberdeen were reduced to 10 men as Liam Scales picked up a second yellow card in conceding a penalty.
Martin Boyle stepped up and made no mistake, slotting the ball home and putting the home side in the driving seat heading into the second 45.
Livingston 1 – 0 Kilmarnock
Livingston looked the better of the two sides in the opening 45, the best chance of the opening minutes falling to Stephane Omeonga who blazed over after a well worked move.
The home side made the early pressure count as they opened the scoring on the 25-minute mark. Christian Montano got his third goal this season and made it 2 in 2 after he got on the end of a Sean Kelly corner to head the Lions in front.
St Johnstone 0 – 0 Ross County
A win for either side here would propel them towards top 6 and away from the wrong end of the table.
Forward Stevie May saw a looping effort come back off of the post as the home side pushed for the opener early on.