Scottish Premiership round-up: Hearts salvage late draw at Ibrox; Celtic win away again; Dundee United’s rise continues; Aberdeen’s struggles rumble on

Average completion rate of Tyler Huntley, Trevor Lawrence and Derek Carr: 𝟲𝟰.𝟳% 🏈

Average completion rate of Geno Smith, Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff: 𝟲𝟲.𝟵% 🏈

Which team are you taking for the passing precision game?

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Of the six QBs taking part in the #ProBowlGames, Geno Smith was the only one to finish the season with a higher completion percentage than expected (4.4% over xComp). 🎯

According to @NextGenStats, that’s the second-highest overperformance of 2022. 🔥

#Seahawks | #ProBowl

𝙈𝙑𝙋 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 🏆

🔺 5250 Passing yards
🔺 41-12 TD-INT
🔺 67.1% Completion rate
🔺 67.2% xCompletion rate
🔺 2.89 Time to throw (s)
🔺 105.2 Passer rating

Will the #Chiefs QB be picking up the award this time next week?

#NFLHonors | #ChiefsKingdom

🔜 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝, #SerieDelCaribe2023

The eyes of the #Beisbol world turn to Caracas as the Carribean Series gets underway today. First up, #Agricultores (🇨🇺) take on #WildcatsKJ74 (🇨🇼).

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The #Bengals may be settling down for the offseason, but with Burrow and Chase they know they’re set offensively for a while. 🔥

This catch had just a 13.4% completion probability. That’s the lowest chance on a 4th-down throw in the last THREE years. 🤯

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Rangers 1-1 Hearts

League leaders Rangers were denied three points by a late Hearts equaliser at Ibrox as Craig Halkett’s header maintained his side’s unbeaten start.

The champions find themselves top of the league, but they continue to struggle to replicate the form of last season when they strolled to a title.

However, they looked to be well on their way to victory in a dominant first half.

Rangers peppered Craig Gordon’s goal with a series of efforts; Scott Wright’s effort was saved but the best chance was spurned by Alfredo Morelos whose angled shot went past the far post.

Rangers finally made the breakthrough five minutes before half-time, John Lundstram’s excellent curled shot was too powerful for Craig Gordon to seemingly send the Govan side on their way.

Rangers continued to create chances in the second half, Alfredo Morelos’s miserable afternoon continued as he wasted more chances include an open goal from barely six yards.

Hearts came into the game with Liam Boyce causing problems.

Gary Mackay-Steven came close and former Rangers midfielder Barrie McKay’s brilliant solo run should have been rewarded with a goal but Allan McGregor produced a typically strong save.

Into the closing stages and McGregor was again called upon to deny substitute Arnand Gnanduillet but it was the veteran goalkeeper who was at fault for the equaliser.

Mackay-Steven’s 90th minute corner was misjudged by McGregor, allowing Hearts defender Halkett to nod home at the back post to make it 1-1 and secure a potentially crucial point.


Motherwell 0-2 Celtic

Celtic narrowed the gap behind Rangers to four points after a largely comfortable 2-0 victory away to Motherwell.

David Turnbull of Celtic is congratulated by team mates after he scores his team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Lanarkshire side started the better, nearly taking advantage of visiting goalkeeper Joe Hart’s risk taking, and flashing crosses across Celtic’s goal but were unable to convert these to attempts on goal.

Celtic’s first real sight of goal came in the 17th minute; Tom Rogic played an excellent pass in behind the Motherwell defence and Jota raced in to take advantage of some questionable positioning by goalkeeper Liam Kelly to make it 1-0.

Celtic controlled the rest of the game as their opponents failed to register a shot on target.

It was largely much of the same in the second half. Ex-Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute with a spectacular strike into the top corner from outside the box to effectively seal the win for Celtic.

Motherwell did not seriously threaten as Kevin Van Veen missed a half-chance, but the home side were unfortunate not to get a penalty when a clear handball by Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli went unpunished by the officials.


Hibernian 0-3 Dundee United

Dundee United were clinical as they eased past Hibs in the Capital to make it five without defeat. Nicky Clark’s smart curled shot a minute before half-time had the visitors on their way.

Ryan Edwards added a second seven minutes after the restart before Kieran Freeman wrapped up an impressive win with little over a quarter of an hour to go.


Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen

Dundee picked up their first league win of the season as Aberdeen continue to find themselves in trouble.

In the 49th minute, Leigh Griffiths scored his first goal since re-joining the club to put Dundee 1-0 ahead and Luke McCowan doubled the lead thirteen minutes later.

Within five minutes Aberdeen got themselves back into it through Christian Ramirez but the Dens club held on for the win.


Ross County 2-3 St Mirren

St Mirren secured a third victory in a row with a great away win at Ross County. Goals by Eamonn Brophy and Marcus Fraser had the visitors 2-0 up until Blair Spittal’s 37th minute free-kick got the Dingwall side back in the game.

However, a terrible County defensive error let Scott Tanser in a minute later. Alex Iacovitti’s 66th minute goal made it 3-2 but St Mirren survived to take home the points.


St Johnstone 0-3 Livingston

Livingston won only their second game of the season with an impressive performance in Perth against St Johnstone.

Livi had their hosts to thank as Saints’ horrendous defensive mishaps gifted goals to Bruce Anderson in the 29th minute and Scott Pittman in the 66th minute to add to Odin Bailey’s third minute strike for the 3-0 win.


How it stands

Rangers remain top despite yet another questionable performance with Hearts hot on their heels a point and a place behind.

Dundee United are up to third place, a point ahead of Celtic. Hibs fall to fifth and Motherwell sixth, both pursued by St Mirren who lead the bottom six.

St Johnstone’s start-stop season has them in eighth and Aberdeen’s woeful form sees them stay ninth.

Livingston and Dundee have found some breathing space away from bottom club Ross County, who still still seek their first league win this season.

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Average completion rate of Tyler Huntley, Trevor Lawrence and Derek Carr: 𝟲𝟰.𝟳% 🏈

Average completion rate of Geno Smith, Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff: 𝟲𝟲.𝟵% 🏈

Which team are you taking for the passing precision game?

#ProBowlGames | #ProBowl

2

Of the six QBs taking part in the #ProBowlGames, Geno Smith was the only one to finish the season with a higher completion percentage than expected (4.4% over xComp). 🎯

According to @NextGenStats, that’s the second-highest overperformance of 2022. 🔥

#Seahawks | #ProBowl

𝙈𝙑𝙋 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 🏆

🔺 5250 Passing yards
🔺 41-12 TD-INT
🔺 67.1% Completion rate
🔺 67.2% xCompletion rate
🔺 2.89 Time to throw (s)
🔺 105.2 Passer rating

Will the #Chiefs QB be picking up the award this time next week?

#NFLHonors | #ChiefsKingdom

🔜 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝, #SerieDelCaribe2023

The eyes of the #Beisbol world turn to Caracas as the Carribean Series gets underway today. First up, #Agricultores (🇨🇺) take on #WildcatsKJ74 (🇨🇼).

⚾️ @jesusalfredoSP has covered all you need to know:
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/serie-del-caribe-preview-leones-del-caracas-book-final-spot/

The #Bengals may be settling down for the offseason, but with Burrow and Chase they know they’re set offensively for a while. 🔥

This catch had just a 13.4% completion probability. That’s the lowest chance on a 4th-down throw in the last THREE years. 🤯

#NFL | #RuleTheJungle

NFL @NFL

ON 4TH AND 6… JOE TO JA’MARR.

📺: #CINvsKC on CBS
📱: Stream on NFL+ http://bit.ly/407GjJU

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