Captain’s performance for Celtic gives Rangers food for thought

SPL: Celtic 2-1 HibsCeltic recorded a 14th straight successive league victory with a 2-1 victory over Hibernian at Parkhead.

Celtic broke the deadlock after just five minutes of the match, with a superb volley from captain, Scott Brown against the team where he began his career. The match however proved to be a dire affair in terms of entertainment value. However the start of the second half, saw the match finally come to life again when a Glenn Loovens header doubled Celtic’s lead. However a touch of brilliance from Derek Riordan saw Hibernian pull a goal back when the striker hit a superb lob over opposing keeper, Fraser Forster. Celtic however held on for a deserved 2-1 home win,

Dundee United finally appear to be getting their season up and running with a 1-0 win at home against St Johnstone. The only goal of the game came from, Scotland under 21 star, David Goodwillie who poked home the ball from six yards out beating Enckleman to hand the Tangerines three points.

Hamilton and Kilmarnock shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw at New Douglas Park which was high on entertainment value.

Hamilton took the lead in front of their home support with Flavio Paixao scoring a header from a Jim Goodwin cross. Nigel Hasselbaink then made it 2-0 for Hamilton inside 38 minutes with an easy goal weaving past the Kilmarnock defence.

Killie however had other ideas in the 2nd half and got back into the match through a Jamie Hamill penalty which was retaken. Connor Sammon then completed the comeback with an 89th minute strike from close range, leaving both the odds on relegation candidates with a point each.

Hearts‘ woes continued with a 2-0 defeat at home against Craig Brown’s Motherwell.

Hearts who suffered a painful 4-3 defeat in the League Cup during the week against First Division, Falkirk will have plenty of things to think about after the Steelman recorded their third successive away victory in the Premier League.

It took till the second half for Well to open the scoring with on loan striker, Nick Blackman sweeping home the ball into the net from a Chris Humphrey delivery. John Sutton then made it 2-0 on the 70th minute to seal another impressive away victory.

An Eric Odhiambo brace sealed a 2-1 win for Inverness at St Mirren.

Odhiambo opened the scoring for Inverness with a drilled shot past Paul Gallacher in injury time at the start of the first half. The player then doubled the lead for the away side at the start of the second half firing home from a Jonny Hayes pass.

St Mirren’s striker, Paul McGowan then pulled a goal back for the home side with a terrific volley but it wasn’t enough as his team left the match empty handed, remaining rooted to the bottom of the league.