SCOTLAND international striker Steven Naismith squandered a penalty-kick as Hearts dropped their first points of the season in the goalless struggle against Livingston at Tynecastle.

Craig Levein’s side went into the encounter on the back of five successive victories, but missed out on the joy of six.

Naismith, who has just returned to the international reckoning and was impressive in the 2-0 UEFA Nations win over Albania earlier this month, was a spot-kick sinner when his effort was saved by Livi keeper Liam Kelly.

HAMILTON did what champions Celtic couldn’t do and put the ball in the ST. MIRREN net – THREE times! The Hoops had to settle for a scoreless stalemate in Paisley a week ago on Friday, but the Accies were unstoppable.

Fredrik Brustad opened the scoring after Steven Boyd’s shot had been pushed away by Craig Samson. Mickel Miller notched the second from the penalty spot after Dougie Imrie had been brought down by Jordan Kirkpatrick. Miller completed the scoring with a shot that struck both posts before bouncing over the line.

HIBS moved into second place after a 3-0 rout over pointless DUNDEE at Dens Park where boss Neil McCann is under extreme pressure after a dreadful start to the campaign.

Two quickfire goals in the second-half swept Neil Lennon’s men to victory. Florian Kamberi capitalised on a superb pass by Martin Boyle to open the scoring before the winger turned from provider to scorer. Substitute Thomas Agyepong made it three with a late strike.

ABERDEEN led after just seven minutes against MOTHERWELL and the effort from on-loan James Wilson was enough to give Derek McInnes’ outfit all three points at Pittodrie.

The Manchester United striker sealed the triumph with a neat drive beyond keeper Trevor Crason after being set up by Nial McGinn.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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