Scottish PL Roundup, Sep. 18

BY foxsports • September 18, 2010

Kenny Miller maintained his 100% SPL goalscoring record as Rangers beat Dundee United 4-0 on Saturday, while Hearts won 3-1 at Inverness.

An own goal from Sean Dillon set the ball rolling early in the first half, before Miller doubled the advantage and Steven Naismith came off the bench to claim a goal of his own.

But it was Miller - who has found the back of the net in every league game so far this term, as well as scoring for Scotland - who had the final say with his eighth goal of the season.

Elsewhere, Hearts recovered from going a goal down at the Caledonian Stadium to take all three points against an Inverness side still searching for their first SPL victory of the season at home.

Eric Odhiambo gave Caley Thistle the lead in the 37th minute but a Chris Innes own goal on the stroke of half-time got the visitors back on level terms.

Ryan Stevenson then put Hearts ahead 10 minutes after the interval and Calum Elliot made sure of the points with the third goal 14 minutes later.

Aberdeen came from behind to grab a 1-1 draw in a drab clash with Motherwell at Fir Park.

Jamie Murphy gave the home side the lead in the 35th minute when he raced on to a Nick Blackman pass before firing past Dons goalkeeper Jamie Langfield from 10 yards out.

However, Pittodrie striker Scott Vernon made up for his missed chance just before the break when he levelled 10 minutes in to the second half from close range after Chris Maguire had set him up.

Hibernian were left without a home win in nine matches after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hamilton at Easter Road.

Derek Riordan netted a ninth-minute opener and hit the bar with a free-kick soon afterwards and Colin Nish had a second-half effort ruled out for offside as Hibs were again frustrated and booed off by their own supporters.

Accies troubled the hosts on the break and were worthy of Marco Paixao's 22nd-minute equaliser following Nigel Hasselbaink's strong run.

Andy Jackson set St Johnstone on their way to their first SPL win of the season before being stretchered off with a head injury as they beat St Mirren 2-1.

Jackson fired home an early opener before being felled in a collision with Paul Gallacher midway through the first half.

His team-mates soon moved two ahead through Sam Parkin's brilliant header before Sean Lynch's deflected 36th-minute effort quickly gave St Mirren hope.

But Gareth Wardlaw, St Mirren's only available striker, missed a great chance late in the first half and the visitors failed to launch a second-half comeback.


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