A quick look around the weekends games of the Scottish Premiership
Celtic 1 – Kilmarnock 2
I mean, lol, how can we not start with this. Celtic went on the road to Kilmarnock and lost 2-1 and they quite frankly deserved to lose. Celtic did initially take a 1-0 lead on a Leigh Griffiths goal after the Kilmarnock defenders had a couple of comical mistakes in the box.
Kilmarnock would tie the game when Chris Burke slotted an absolute banger off the post and in from well outside the penalty box in the 64th minute.
The game went back and forth the rest of the way until stoppage time, where Kilmarnock won a corner kick.
It was there, in the 93rd minute, that Stuart Findley took the corner kick off a free header and into the corner of the goal to stun Celtic.
On one hand, it continues to be very amusing to see Celtic struggle so much this season. They have looked lackluster in Scotland and even their successes in Europe have been uninspiring. On the other hand, it does continue to make Rangers poor showing against Celtic even more confusing/concerning. Either way, its always fun when Celtic lose.
Hearts 0 – Livingston 0:
League-leading Hearts failed to pick up all three points for the first time this season. While it is certainly disappointing to have the streak end at home to Livingston, they do remain well atop the table.
In this game, Hearts were probably the better team, but as the 0-0 scoreline would suggest this one was not exactly action-packed. The game was mostly decided after Steven Naismith had a penalty kick blocked.
Hamilton Academical 3 – St Mirren 0:
St Mirren returned to the season from hell after a brief respite last week while Hamilton Academical got an important victory in their quest to avoid relegation.
Fredrick Brustad got the scoring started in the 36th minute by tapping in a deflection off the goalie.
Mickel Miller also had a brace, one from the penalty spot and one absolute banger from outside the box.
Dundee 0 – Hibernian 3:
Dundee is absolutely terrible. If things do not change there is a real chance they could be in for one of the worst Premiership campaigns in recent memory. Not a whole lot else to say here. Flo Kamberi, Martin Boyle, and Thomas Ayepong all scored for Hibernian who are off to a solid start to the season.
Pray for Dundee fans, they need it.
Aberdeen 1 – Motherwell 0:
Aberdeen got a win in what has been a bit of a rough start to the season for them, but it was a close game.
James Wilson scored in just the 6th minute after making a nice run onto a through ball before sliding the ball across the goal to the far post.
From there on it was a hard-fought game that Aberdeen managed to hold onto and is yet another close loss for Motherwell.
Hearts still lead the table although it is possible that this is the first game to show a gap in the armor for them. Rangers now sits at second on goal differential but are tied with Hibernian and Livingston at 11 points.
At some point real questions have to be asked about if Celtic will be able to turn this ship around. You can only afford to fall so far behind in points. On the happy news, Livingston is almost certainly right alongside Hearts as the feel-good story of the season. Also Dundee should probably be relegated right now just to get it over with.