Celtic increased their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to five points on Saturday with a 1-0 win over St Mirren at Parkhead.Kris Commons scored the only goal of the game with 12 minutes remaining to hand the Celts full points, after they struggled to break down a resolute Saints defence.
The win moves Celtic five points clear of second-placed Rangers – who play Hamilton on Sunday – while St Mirren remain second from the bottom.
Fourth-placed Dundee United continued their good run of form with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone at Tannadice, moving five points clear of Kilmarnock in the race for the final Europa League qualifying berth.
A week after his side beat Rangers 3-2 at Ibrox, Johnny Russell gave the hosts the lead on the stroke of half-time, before David Robertson made sure of the result five minutes from the end.
Kilmarnock did their cause no favours when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Inverness, Liam Kelly cancelling out Jonathan Hayes’ opener for the visitors.
Hibernian climbed to eighth with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen, courtesy of an Akpo Sodje goal after 15 minutes, while third-placed Hearts could only gain one point on Rangers as they played out a 0-0 draw with sixth-placed Motherwell at Tynecastle.