RANGERS defeated Aberdeen 3-0 at Pittodrie yesterday to move to within nine points of Derek McInnes’ men – here’s what happened elsewhere.

Alan Archibald’s Partick Thistle sealed a place in the top six of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 1-0 home win over Motherwell on Saturday.

Thistle continued their good recent run with an early goal from Kris Doolan the difference between the sides. That result means that the Steelmen drop into the bottom two.

Recently crowned League winners Celtic defeated Kilmarnock 3-1 at Parkhead with goals from Scott Sinclair and James Forrest after Jordan Jones had cancelled out Stuart Armstrong’s first-half opener.

Fourth-placed St Johnstone saw off Inverness CT 3-0 in the Highlands to move the Perth side to within three points of the Gers before Pedro Caixinha’s men defeated Aberdeen yesterday.

Steven MacLean opened the scoring, which was doubled by Liam Craig from the penalty spot and Graham Cummins netted late on after Larnell Cole had been sent off.

A first-half goal from Esmael Goncalves was enough to earn Hearts, who stay fifth, a 1-0 win over Dundee at Tynecastle.

Hamilton Accies and Ross County drew 1-1 at the SuperSeal Stadium with Massimo Donati scored early on for Accies and Craig Curran equalising on the hour mark.

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