Scottish Premiership Round-Up: Wins for the Old Firm; Aberdeen return to losing ways; Championship results

.@PatrickMahomes 🤝 @TeamJuJu

This reception on a 3rd & 13 by JuJu Smith-Schuster picked up 37 yards after the catch – 36 more than expected.

According to @NextGenStats, it’s the 7th-highest YAC over expected in the 2022 #NFL season so far.

#KCvsIND | #ChiefsKingdom

Genius Sports @GeniusSports

Nobody throws a sidearm like @PatrickMahomes and #RomoVision was there to capture it on @NFLonCBS.🏈📊

Congrats to our latest partner the @Colts on their 20-17 win yesterday. #KCvsIND

🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

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Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

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Rangers 4-2 Ross County

Rangers again came from behind to defeat bottom-side Ross County on Sunday, in what turned out to be a comfortable win.

Ross County survived some early pressure before Joseph Hungbo gave the visitors a shock lead after six minutes, remaining onside to meet Reagan Charles-Cook’s pass to slot the ball under Allan McGregor.

The league leaders continued to pressurise Ashley Maynard-Brewers’ goal and the equaliser came in the 19th minute; Joe Aribo heading across the County ‘keeper and into the net. Eleven minutes later the returning Ryan Kent put the home side 2-1 in front with a spectacular dipping effort from distance.

Four minutes into the second half, Rangers increased their control of the game; Juninho Bacuna finishing well from just outside the box to make it 3-1. The Champions dominated County and the match was in danger of becoming a rout when Alex Iacovitti turned James Tavernier’s cross into his own net for Rangers’ fourth of the game with still half-an-hour remaining. However, it would be Ross County’s Jordan White who would conclude the scoring, finishing well to add an extra consolation to the score line in the 86th minute.

Dundee 2-4 Celtic

A double each for Jota and Kyogo secured Celtic’s comfortable win away to Dundee.

Celtic were in front after eight minutes; Anthony Ralston’s long-range shot hitting the post before Jota eventually fired into the net. Eleven minutes later, Kyogo made it 2-0 with a header after further involvement from Anthony Ralston. Dundee threatened to give Celtic an uncomfortable afternoon when Danny Mullen pulled a goal back within four minutes.

However, the game was effectively over within five minutes of the restart. Jota again scoring before turning provider as Kyogo made it 4-1. Lee Ashcroft pulled one back in the 67th minute but there was to be no further comeback from the home side.

Celtic’s Jota (R) and Dundee’s Cammy Kerr during the cinch Premiership match between Dundee and Celtic at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)
Heart of Midlothian 5-2 Dundee United

The Edinburgh side recorded an impressive win in an eagerly anticipated clash between two of the league’s in-form teams.

In an exciting game with chances at both ends, it was Hearts who took control of the game in three first-half minutes. Ben Woodward’s angled shot squeezed under United ‘keeper Benjamin Siegrist with twenty-two minutes played, and Alex Cochrane doubled the lead with a powerful strike inside the penalty box. Dundee United got themselves back into the game as Ryan Edward’s thirty-five-yard shot was deflected into Craig Gordon’s net.

Five minutes into the second half Ben Woodward finished excellently, side footing the ball high into the corner of the United goal. However, with just under half an hour remaining, Nicky Clark found himself alone in the Hearts’ box to reduce the deficit to one goal, smartly heading beyond the Hearts ‘keeper. Hearts continued to press forward, and Stephen Kingsley appeared at the back post to head his side 4-2 home after Alex Cochrane’s set-piece delivery. This time there was no Dundee United reply and substitute Aaron McEneff took advantage of United conceding possession cheaply to lift the ball over Siegrist and round off an excellent day’s work.

Hearts Josh Ginnelly celebrates with Stephen Kingsley after Hearts make it 4-2 during the Cinch Premiership match between Hearts and Dundee Utd at Tynecastle Park (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)
Aberdeen 0-2 Motherwell

Motherwell were clinical in halting Aberdeen’s recent revival as two Kevin Van Veen goals took the points back to Lanarkshire.

Aberdeen had enjoyed home wins over Hibs and Hearts in recent weeks but paid the price for failing to turn chances into goals in the first half; Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly standing firm to all that was thrown at him.

After offering little by way of a threat in the first half, Motherwell made a flying start to the second; Kevin Van Veen given too much space to steer home a Sean Goss cross. Seven minutes later it was 2-0. A Sean Goss free-kick was headed across goal by Ricki Lamie as the Aberdeen defence once again lost the Dutch striker, who converted from close range. Aberdeen tried to find a way back into the game, but an excellent Liam Kelly double save after a dangerous free-kick helped the visitors along to a win and clean sheet.

Motherwell’s Kevin van veen celebrates making it 1-0 during a Cinch Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell at Pittodrie (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)
St Johnstone 0-0 St Mirren

The away side had the better chances to win the stalemate in Perth, which saw the hosts finish with ten men after Chris Kane was shown two yellow cards. St Johnstone struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities, whilst St Mirren’s Curtis Main may feel he could have done better with a header inside the box as the game ended goalless.

Livingston v Hibernian

Hibs were again unable to field a team due to Covid cases in the squad and Saturday’s game was postponed.

What it means…

Rangers remain top – four points clear of rivals Celtic. Hearts move clear in third after their win over Dundee United. Motherwell sit in fifth having closed the gap to United to three points. Hibs are sixth with two games in hand after their recent postponements; level on points with Hibs are Aberdeen and St Mirren. A point further back in ninth is St Johnstone; Livingston remain 10th having not played and 11th placed Dundee remain four points ahead of bottom of the table Ross County.

The table after 13 games. (https://twitter.com/spfl/status/1457393424299069448)
A Look at the Scottish Championship

Kilmarnock remain top of the table despite losing 1-0 against Partick Thistle at home, thanks to a Zak Rudden goal. Thistle’s winner came in the third minute and looked to have a hint of offside about it. There was a curious pause to proceedings as a linesman could not continue after the break due to an injury and there was a search for a replacement official. The game continued after a twenty-minute delay, with the visitors holding on for the win.

Partick manager Ian McCall celebrates the win with the travelling fans during a cinch Championship match between Kilmarnock and Partick Thistle at Rugby Park (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The chasing pack in the play-off places all missed the chance to take full advantage of Killie’s defeat: Inverness Caledonian Thistle drawing 2-2 at Ayr United; Arbroath’s visit to Hamiton Academical tied at 1-1; Raith Rovers’ game away to Queen of the South also finishing 1-1. Just three points now separate the top four clubs.

Greenock Morton piled the misery onto bottom side Dunfermline Athletic – the visitors winning 3-1. Athletic are now four points adrift and without a league win.

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.@PatrickMahomes 🤝 @TeamJuJu

This reception on a 3rd & 13 by JuJu Smith-Schuster picked up 37 yards after the catch – 36 more than expected.

According to @NextGenStats, it’s the 7th-highest YAC over expected in the 2022 #NFL season so far.

#KCvsIND | #ChiefsKingdom

Genius Sports @GeniusSports

Nobody throws a sidearm like @PatrickMahomes and #RomoVision was there to capture it on @NFLonCBS.🏈📊

Congrats to our latest partner the @Colts on their 20-17 win yesterday. #KCvsIND

🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

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Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

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