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Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership this weekend

Hamilton Academical sprang a surprise with a comfortable win at Easter Road, a much-changed Celtic eased to victory, Rangers dropped points again and three teams still on zero points.

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Michael OHalloran lashes home the only goal of the game at McDiarmid Park. Picture: SNS.

Michael O’Halloran will serve St Johnstone well in clash with Celtic

Four of the forwards Pedro Caixinha deemed surplus to requirements scored for their new clubs on Saturday as Rangers drew a blank. Only one of them can be recalled and St Johnstone’s Steven Anderson desperately hopes the Ibrox boss will leave Michael O’Halloran in Perth.

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Partick Thistle's Milan Nitriansky holds off St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

St Johnstone 1 - 0 Partick Thistle: Saints maintain 100% record

“Top of the league,” was the tweet from Manchester United the other day – to which St Johnstone replied: “So are we but you don’t see us boasting about it.”

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Rumour Mill: Celtic want Dutch international | Police probe Lennon threats | No Celtic return for Roberts

Celtic are tracking Feyenoord left-back Miquel Nelom, Police Scotland confirm they are looking into online threats on Neil Lennon and Patrick Roberts is not returning to Celtic before their Champions League qualifier against Astana.

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Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon celebrates at full time. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership this weekend

St Johnstone took top spot after an eventful weekend of football which included a controversial game at Ibrox as Hibernian defeated Rangers.

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St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran doubles the lead. Picture: SNS/Kenny Smith

St Johnstone 4 - 1 Motherwell: O’Halloran hits brace against 8 men

Michael O’Halloran grabbed a double in a 4-1 home win for St Johnstone against a Motherwell side who finished the Ladbrokes Premiership match with eight men.

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Stevie May, left, has returned to Scottish football to sign for Aberdeen. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aberdeen sign former St Johnstone striker Stevie May

Stevie May is heading back north of the border to join Aberdeen from Preston on a four-year deal, the Championship club have announced.

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Chris Kane, right, will head out on loan to Dumbarton. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Chris Kane sent on loan a week after St Johnstone contract extension

St Johnstone have sent striker Chris Kane to Queen of the South on loan.

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney fires in his goal from 40 yards. Picture: SNS

11 long-range SPFL stunners to rival Kieran Tierney’s goal

To celebrate the awesome strike by the Celtic youngster, we’ve collated 11 other magnificent long range goals from Scottish football over the last few years.

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Partick Thistle's Steven Lawless in action with St Johnstone's Richard Foster. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

St Johnstone 0 - 3 Partick Thistle: Ryan Edwards helps Jags progress

Ryan Edwards helped Partick Thistle into the Betfred Cup quarter-finals with a brilliant strike at McDiarmid Park.

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Rumour Mill: Patrick Roberts wants Celtic return | Rangers to use Waghorn fee on duo | Davids wants Hearts job

Patrick Roberts wants to return to Celtic, Rangers are set to make fresh moves for Kenny McLean and Jamie Walker, and Edgar Davids is the latest coach to apply for the Hearts job.

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Michael OHallorans late strike at Kilmarnock on Saturday gave St Johnstone all three points in their Premiership opener. Picture: SNS.

Tommy Wright bemoans lack of praise for St Johnstone

Manager Tommy Wright claims St Johnstone have started the season in familiar territory by not getting the credit they deserve.

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Celtic's Olivier Ntcham impressed against Hearts. Picture: SNS

How every new signing fared on their debut in the SPFL Premiership

Craig Fowler gives his take on the performances by every summer signing in the Ladbrokes Premiership this past weekend.

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St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran (left) scores his side's winning goal against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from the Scottish Premiership this weekend

The new Ladbrokes Premiership campaign got under way this weekend and there were no shortage of talking points.

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St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran celebrates his late winner with Paul Paton. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Michael O’Halloran says confidence wasn’t damaged by Rangers

Michael O’Halloran made a triumphant return to St Johnstone on Saturday and insisted after the game that he never let his head drop at any point during his Ibrox frustrations.

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St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran celebrates his winning goal. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Kilmarnock 1 - 2 St Johnstone: Michael O’Halloran returns a hero

Michael O’Halloran marked his return to St Johnstone colours in dramatic fashion as his last-gasp winner sealed a 2-1 triumph over Kilmarnock.

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Jamie Walker led the Scottish Premiership in shots on goal. Picture: Ian Georgeson

11 SPFL Premiership stats and what they tell us about the new season

Craig Fowler has collated 11 of the most surprising statistics from the 2016-17 Scottish Premiership season and how they relate to the new campaign, which begins on Saturday.

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Ryan Christie has rejoined Aberdeen on loan from Celtic. Picture: SNS

12 most intriguing Scottish Premiership players this season

Joel Sked has a look at every top flight side and decides which players have the most fascinating ten months ahead of them.

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Chris Kane, right, has signed a contract extension with St Johnstone. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Chris Kane signs contract extension with St Johnstone

St Johnstone striker Chris Kane has signed a two-year contract extension.

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The Dundee rivals will meet again in the next round of the Betfred Cup. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Dundee derby in Betfred Cup draw while home ties for Old Firm

Dundee and Dundee United will meet again in the Betfred Cup after being drawn against each other in the second round competition.

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