NIALL McGINN netted a stoppage-time winner as Aberdeen claimed a 1-0 win over stubborn Motherwell at Pittodrie.

The Irish winger slammed the ball in from close range to push the Dons nine points clear of third-placed Rangers in the Premiership.

That lead was cut to eight with Gers getting a late 1-1 draw against Celtic earlier today. Looking through the top free bets from bethut Aberdeen are listed as even stronger favourites to secure the second spot in the SPFL, so Derek McInnes will be the happier manager today.

The Ibrox side will be looking over their shoulders as Hearts cut the gap on them to five points after a 4-0 victory over Hamilton Accies.

The visitors showed a lot of resilience in the first-half before Arnaud Djoum struck the opener in added-time before the break.

The home side came out of the traps quickly in the second-half with Ismael Goncalves and Jamie Walker putting them three goals up before the hour mark.

And Malaury Martin’s 88th-minute free-kick rounded off the win, leaving Accies 11th in the Premiership.

St Johnstone remain a point behind Hearts in fifth place after two goals in seven first-half minutes gave them a 2-0 win over Dundee at McDiarmid Park.

Ex-Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton put the home side ahead after 12 minutes before Blair Alston added a second.

Kris Boyd scored five minutes from time to give Kilmarnock a 2-1 win at Ross County.

Conor Sammon gave the Rugby Park outfit the lead early in the second-half before Liam Boyce levelled just before the hour-mark with his 14th goal of the season.

But Boyd’s neat finish late on secured the three points for the away side, taking Killie to seventh in the table.

Inverness Caley Thistle remain bottom, despite Gary Warren’s late goal earning them a 1-1 draw at Partick Thistle.

Kris Doolan’s 10th goal of the season gave Partick a 56th-minute lead, but Warren scored a header in added time to snatch a late point for the Highlanders.


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