Inverness defeat Kilmarnock to stay top of the Scottish Premiership

Greg Tansey of Inverness wrapped up the points against Kilmarnock.

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Inverness 2, Kilmarnock 0

Aaron Doran and Greg Tansey combined to keep Inverness at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock.

A largely dour game sparked to life with Doran’s breakaway goal and a thunderbolt of a strike from Tansey, which went in via a combination of the post and goalkeeper Craig Samson, to keep Inverness unbeaten.

Inverness made one enforced change to the team that triumphed 1-0 over Celtic last Saturday. Gary Warren dropped out through injury and Doran took his place. Manager John Hughes reshuffled the shape of his team, moving Ross Draper to centre-back and Danny Williams to central midfield.

Kilmarnock made changes from midweek’s 1-0 win over Ayr in the Scottish League Cup. Tope Obadeyi and Robbie Muirhead were left out with Michael Ngoo and Craig Slater coming in.

Hamilton 4, Ross County 0

Hamilton’s fine start to the Scottish Premiership season continued as Ross County remain without a single point so far following a 4-0 defeat at New Douglas Park.

Their boss Derek Adams was sacked on Thursday due to such a poor run of results but it was the same old story for the Highlanders.

Goals from Martin Canning, Jason Scotland and a double from the penalty spot from Mickael Antoine-Curier secured the points for Accies on what was another day to forget for County, who ended the match with 10 men after Uros Celcer saw red midway through the second half.

Coach Steve Ferguson was tasked with taking charge of teams affairs until a replacement is appointed, with the likes of Danny Lennon and Terry Butcher quickly linked with the job.

However, Patrick Kluivert has now emerged as a surprise candidate, according to reports on Saturday.