Scottish Premiership Round-Up

Hearts moved to within three points of second-placed Aberdeen after a terrific display over Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.

The Jambos scored three times in six scintillating first-half minutes as Reilly, Sow and Rossi had the hosts cruising.

Paterson, Juanma and Djoum from the penalty spot added further gloss to the scoreline on what was a day to forget on Mark McGhee’s 900th game in charge in his managerial career.

Gary Harkins-inspired Dundee thumped Partick Thistle at Firhill to move into the top six. The Dark Blues stormed into a three-goal lead with Hemmings, Harkins and Stewart finding the target.

David Amoo got one back for the hosts but Harkins grabbed his second of the game to put Dundee firmly in control.

Worse was to follow for the Jags as Liam Lindsay was sent off for a second bookable offence in the second half but Kris Doolan helped the Jags finish on a positive note as he netted in the final minute.

Kilmarnock eased the pressure on under-fire boss Gary Locke after a fine 2-1 win over Inverness CT. Ross Draper cancelled out Greg Kiltie’s opener but Craig Slater got his second in as many weeks just after half-time to put 14 points between themselves and basement boys Dundee United who lost 4-1 to Celtic on Friday.

St Johnstone’s wait for a goal continued as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Hamilton in a turgid game at McDiarmid Park. Rangers target Michael O’Halloran was missing from the squad.

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