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Scottish Premier League round-up

There have been four games so far up in the arctic circle, and we at CaughtOffside actually care about it.
Whilst not being better in skill and quality compared to the English Premier League, the passion of the fans and the passion of the game is all to their credit.

    Dundee Utd 2 – 0 Kilmarnock

This win for Dundee United secured their eighth victory this season, whereas Kilmarnock have only managed one win in seven matches.
The competency of Dundee United’s manager Craig Levein is now shining through, as they believe they can challenge for the title – despite Celtic dominating aswell.
Hunt scored in the first 9 minutes, and Bauben scored a late injury time goal to extend the score line to 2-0. Unfortunately, Jordan Robertson was red carded for ”serious foul play” – a decision on the ramifications of such play will be decided in the next few hours.

    Gretna 0 – 1 Hibernian

Whilst Hibernian has not hit the greatest form over the past three to four weeks, John Collins’ side was able to take the lead in the 52nd minute due to a Steven Fletcher strike, and hold on to the win until the final whistle.

Again, Gretna have now lost six games in a row, according to SkySports.com they have conceded an unbelievable 31 goals in 13 matches

    Inverness CT 0 – 3 Motherwell

Ten men of Iverness were not able to stop the clinical display of Motherwell the other night. With Motherwell scoring in the first 12 minutes, a second yellow card for Graham Bayne meant an early bath. The luck of Iverness was to consistently diminish throughout the match – with Clarkson scoring again in the 53rd minute, with Darren Smith securing the win with his last minute strike.

    Hearts 4 -1 Aberdeen

A masterclass show by the 19 year old Icelandic Eggert Jonsson, and new recruit Christian Nade from Sheffield United. Whilst Jonsson not scoring himself, he was able to control the game with his height and his deceptive speed. The scoring opened in the 3rd minute with Andrew Driver drilling home a thrilling goal, with Andrius Velicka doubling the lead on 14 minutes before Aberdeen midfielder Jeffrey de Visscher pulled one back for the visitors in the 38th minute.
Ironically, Michael Stewart played in a set-piece finding Ibrahim Tall who powered a header in from 12 yards out – towering over opposition with his leap. Finally to settle the win, Nade scored a 62nd minute strike to secure it.

SPL TABLE as of 12/11/2007
courtesy of : www.skysports.com/football
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 12 28
2 Rangers 12 25
3 Hibernian 13 25
4 Dundee United 13 25
5 Motherwell 13 20