There were talking points aplenty this weekend, as teams around the country played out another exciting and dramatic round of fixtures.

From the controversial decisions to the wonderful performances, Scottish football has delivered entertainment once again this weekend.

Hibs played at home for the first time since Neil Lennon’s departure. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Here are five things we learned.

Motherwell’s formation delight

Stephen Robinson has ditched his 3-5-2 formation in favour of a four at the back, with two attacking wingers.

It’s a formation switch-up that has seen Motherwell pick up four consecutive victories, with three clean sheets. Livingston were the latest team to be put to the sword by the Steelmen, with three goals in the first half ensuring a 3-0 victory for the Well.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If they can keep this form up, surely a top six push is on the cards.

Have Hearts joined the title race?

Hearts have started motoring again, and secured back to back victories at Rugby Park on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Killie.

Craig Levein’s side are in the form they showed at the start of the season when they won six of their opening seven games. With just 12 points separating them and top spot, have they got a chance of mounting a late challenge for the title?

Greg Stewart is back

Last season at the Dons, on-loan Birmingham City forward Greg Stewart played out wide, netting four goals. This season at Kilmarnock he was played centrally, and manged to get eight goals in 16 games at Rugby Park.

Stewart is playing well in the Granite City. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Derek McInnes brought the attacker back in January and has learned from his mistakes. Stewart is now being deployed through the middle for Aberdeen, and it is working to great effect.

McInnes put Stewart at the heart of his three man attack against Hibs, and he seen the benefits. Stewart’s creativity through the middle was the key to victory, with Hibs unable to handle the former Killie loanee’s technical ability.

St Mirren’s penalty woes

Luck really isn’t on Oran Kearney’s side at the moment and neither are the referees if Saturday is anything to go by.

St Mirren learned the hard way on Saturday. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He watched his side give away four debatable penalties, which led to a 4-0 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox. It’s a hugely frustrating one for the Buddies, as there wasn’t much they could do to prevent a heavy scoreline. It’s an added blow that some of these penalties shouldn’t have been given.

Rice needs time

Brian Rice took over as Hamilton head coach on deadline day, so it’s clear that he needs more time with his squad.

Accies put in a valiant effort on Saturday, but ultimately drew 1-1- with fellow strugglers Dundee. Rice needs time to put his stamp on things in South Lanarkshire. Saturday’s result means Accies are now in deep relegation trouble.

Accies and Dundee battled for a point.(photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

They are now 15 points behind 9th, and Rice will have to find a solution quickly if he wants to avoid the possibility of relegation.

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