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Motherwell stay top after exciting weekend in SPL

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By Graham Barnstaple
September 24 2012

Motherwell’s 3-3 draw with Aberdeen on Sunday kept them one point clear of Hibs at the top of the SPL, although Celtic closed to within two points with a home win over Dundee.

On Saturday Hibs looked to be heading top of the table for at least 24 hours as they took a 2-1 lead overInvernessinto the closing stages. The pick of the goals, probably of the weekend came from David Wotherspoon whose 20 yard volley looped over a stranded Ryan Esson.


Hibs were denied top slot by a late equaliser from Invernes skipper Richie Foran. This moved the capital side level with Motherwell although four goals worse off on goal difference.


Celtic bounced back from defeat to St. Johnstone with a home win overDundee, a result leaving the Tayside stuck to the bottom of the table on only four points. The goals for Celtic came from Wanyama and Hooper.


RossCountyfinally lost their long unbeaten run with a home defeat to St. Johnstone in Dingwall, even though Saints were down to 10 men with Rowan Vine receiving his second red card of the season.


Dundee United slumped to another home defeat and clearly miss the threat provided by McKay-Steven and Jon Daley. Hearts were comfortable three nil winners at Tannadice.


Kilmarnock lived up to some of manager Kenny Shiels hype with a fine 3-1 home win against St. Mirren at Rugby Park.


On Sunday,Aberdeenand Motherwell shared six goals in a 3-3 draw, to end a four game goal drought in the SPL at Pittodrie this season. Well looked to be coasting it as they opened up a 3-1 lead with eight minutes. But the Dons didn’t let that worry them and scored two late on from McGinn and Magennis to secure a point.

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