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SPFL: Round 3 summary

Hello and welcome! Here are your results from the third round of fixtures for the 22/23 Scottish Premiership Football League.

Aberdeen 2-3 Motherwell

Pittodrie Stadium and the 14,741 fans inside saw the home side this week fail to secure a win, even when at one time Aberdeen looked to be in the driver's seat in doing so. After Motherwell struck first through Blair Spittal 20' (assisted by Connor Shields), Aberdeen struck twice either side of halftime to go ahead. Goals from Bojan Miovski 42' (assisted by Liam Scales) and Jonathan Hayes 47'. But a surge from Motherwell saw another two goals, this time scored within three minutes, through Callum Slattery 52' (assisted by Sean Goss) and Kevin van Veen 55'. That win takes the Well into 4th place.

Aberdeen next face St. Johnstone / Motherwell next face Livingston

Livingston 2-1 Hibernian

To the Tony Macaroni we go! Livingston were able to secure the three points they desired with a late goal to beat Hibernian 2-1. Joel Nouble early on the score sheet, scoring in the 6th minute (assisted by Jason Holt). It then wasn't until after the break when another goal came through, this time for the away side. Nohan Kenneh 51' (assisted by Thody Eli Youan) bringing things level. But Livi managed to slip one past Hibs through Ayo Obileye 86' (assisted by Sean Kelly) to bring home the win.

Livingston next face Motherwell / Hibernian next face Rangers

Rangers 4-0 St. Johnstone

Rangers win at Ibrox in front of 48,665 fans, allowing the St. Johnstone only 4 shots. Goals from American Malik Tillman 32' (assisted by James Tavernier), Antonio-Marko Colak 62' (assisted by Rabbi Matondo), Scott Arfield 80' (assisted by Rabbi Matondo), and Tom Lawrence 83' (assisted by Scott Arfield). Rangers remain behind Celtic in the table on goal difference.

Rangers next face Hibernian / St. Johnstone next face Aberdeen

St. Mirren 1-0 Ross County

SMISA Stadium and 4,557 fans saw the home side again score just one goal, but this one was enough to earn them three points to the good. Richard Tait 50' (assisted by Jonah Ayunga) struck from outside the box to score the only goal in the match. That win lifts the Buddies from the bottom of the table, and further cements Ross County there, sitting on zero points.

St. Mirren next face Dundee United / Ross County next face Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock 0-5 Celtic

A convincing win from the Bhoys at Rugby Park. 9,162 fans witnessed the current league leaders putting on a strong display of scoring power, with five different goal scorers on the scoresheet. Goals from Kyogo Furuhashi 7' (assisted by Daizen Maeda), a screamer by Jota 35' (assisted by Daizen Maeda), Moritz Jenz 45'+1, Carl Starfelt 76', and a bicycle kick no less from Georgios Giakoumakis 82'. The goal difference keeps Celtic top of the league.

Kilmarnock next face Ross County / Celtic next face Hearts

Hearts 4-1 Dundee United

Goals literally in-between the 1' and 90'. Tynecastle Park's 18,856 fans saw Hearts keeping pressure on the top two teams by showing some scoring prowess. Keep this up and Hearts can perhaps quip 2nd place, with Old Firm looming in a half month's time. Hearts goals were from Lawrence Shankland 1' (assisted by Cameron Devlin), Barrie McKay 48' (assisted by Kye Rowles), Jorge Grant 62', and Josh Ginnelly 90'+5 (assisted by Lawrence Shankland). United loan goal coming by the means of a 72' penalty, converted by Steven Fletcher.

Hearts next face Celtic / Dundee United next face St. Mirren

The table after Round 3...

And finally, top goal scorers...

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