A hectic weekend in the Scottish Premiership resulted in some major pieces of controversy but also a fixture lineup that included some brilliant matches. There now looks to be three teams who will be leading the pack for the honours at the top of the table even at this early stage of the season. Aberdeen and Celtic continued to look impressive but Hearts suffered a setback against Hamilton in a bad-tempered match that was littered with goals and some interesting referee decisions. At the bottom of the table it was another miserable weekend for Killie fans who witnessed their team lose yet another fixture.
Full results –
Celtic 3 – 2 St.Johnstone
Dundee 1 – 1 Inverness
Hamilton 3 – 2 Hearts
Motherwell 1 – 0 Kilmarnock
Partick 0 – 2 Aberdeen
Ross County 2 – 1 Dundee United
Player – The driving force behind Hamilton’s win on Saturday was youngster Ali Crawford. He was a standout in the heart of the Accies side driving his side forward at every opportunity. Crawford looks to have a huge future ahead of him. A stunning goal capped a brilliant performance.
Performance/Result – If you were lucky enough to have been at New Douglas Park on Saturday you witnessed a classic. I was enthralled and I was only listening on the radio! Plenty of goals, an end to end match and a brilliant performance by Martin Canning’s men resulted in a 3-2 victory for Hamilton. Hearts will feel as though officials cost them the game but the truth is that the Accies deserved their win.
Goal – Poor Sean Dillon. The Irishman is one of those players that just goes about his business and rarely gets a moment in the limelight. It is just his luck then that he scored an absolute screamer on Saturday that ended up meaning very little as his Dundee United team lost in Dingwall. It was a once in a lifetime strike from the defender but it was the scoreline and not the goal that had the fans talking.
Controversy – It seems as though everything happened at Hamilton this weekend and it is back there we go for a controversial decision by Willie Collum that Hearts manager Robbie Neilson felt ruined the game. With Callum Paterson seemingly fall as he went into a challenge on the edge of his own box he saw straight red as Collum immediately decided it was a dangerous foul. Neilson’s comments after game didn’t help matters as he insisted that Heats were training all week “with 10 men” to prepare for the inevitable red card.