Scottish football saw an action packed weekend, full of surprises and shocks. Whilst some had weekends to remember, others are wishing it never happened.
Here’s our rundown of the five big stories from Scottish football this weekend.
Killie handed a reality check
Kilmarnock were dreaming of a title party after their victory over Livingston last week. Steve Clarke’s men travelled to Celtic park hoping for a result that would help make their dreams a reality.
They were left with only the memories of the last 72 hours, being dismantled 5-1 by Celtic. Killie were given a cruel reality check, which seems to show they have no chance of making it to the top.
Edinburgh topples Lanarkshire
No wins in their previous seven, but both Edinburgh sides carved out hard fought victories over their Lanarkshire rivals.
Hearts defeated Motherwell 1-0, whilst Hibs beat Hamilton by the same scoreline at the Hope CBD stadium. It wasn’t vintage from either of these sides, but in a results driven business, the scoreline was all that mattered.
St Mirren are in trouble
St Mirren look to be in real danger, after another gutless performance. Oran Kearney labelled them “embarrassing”, as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Livingston.
Gary Holt’s men exploited the Buddies’ leaky defence, scoring three unanswered goals in the second half, having gone behind early on. This performance summed up St Mirren’s season; one step forward, and two steps back.
Kenny Miller is back
Kenny Miller was just about written off when he became Livingston manager at the start of the season.
He returned with a bang this week, scoring a hat-trick against Hamilton, before netting against his former side Rangers.
He’s been inspirational for in-form Dundee recently, and looks capable of playing for many more years. His performances have dragged the Dee off the bottom of the table for the first time this season.
The Wright stuff
St Johnstone outclassed Aberdeen on Saturday, in what was a Tommy Wright masterclass.
The St Johnstone boss set up his stall and Aberdeen bought into it. They pressed a resilient Saints side, but couldn’t break them down. St Johnstone then delivered their killer blows on the break to give them a 2-0 victory at Pittodrie.
After Wright signed a new deal this week, it can be considered a very successful seven days for the Perthshire outfit.