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SPL wrap: Hibs take in view from the top

SoccerNews in English Premier League 6 Oct 2012


Hibernian moved to the top of the Scottish Premier League on Saturday thanks to a 3-0 win over Dundee at Easter Road.

Pat Fenlon’s men went ahead after 29 minutes when Eoin Doyle opened the scoring, and they doubled their advantage six minutes after the interval as Leigh Griffiths scored from the penalty spot.

David Wotherspoon made sure of the three points with a goal on the 74-minute mark, putting Hibs one point clear of second-placed Celtic.

Neil Lennon’s side, however, have played two fewer games than Hibs and can regain top spot with a win over Hearts on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Aberdeen moved level with Celtic on 14 points after their 3-1 win at Kilmarnock.

The home side took the lead after just three minutes at Rugby Park, and Kilmarnock held on to their advantage at half-time.

But whatever Craig Brown said to his Aberdeen players during the break made all the difference, and second half goals from Gavin Rae, Niall McGinn and Scott Vernon powered them to a 3-1 win.

St Johnstone secured a 2-1 win over St Mirren at McDiarmid Park.

The home side were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Nigel Hasselbaink and Murray Davidson, and although St Mirren pulled one back on 49 minutes through Lewis Guy, St Johnstone held firm to claim the three points.

Motherwell’s clash with Dundee United was postponed after a power failure in the area surrounding Motherwell’s Fir Park Stadium.


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