Date: 8th August 2016 at 9:54am
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Hearts’ Scottish Premiership season got underway with a defeat against Celtic at Tynecastle on Sunday.

An early and late goal from Celtic, either side of a Jamie Walker leveller, meant that Hearts’ winless run again the Champions was extended with them going away with a two-one win to start the season.

Hearts started positively but it was James Forrest who fired Celtic into an early lead with protests for an offside waved away.

Jamie Walker ‘won’ a penalty ahead of half time with the Hearts midfielder himself getting up to take this and make it all-square at the break.

It looked as though it could have ended in a draw until Brendan Rodgers turned to Scott Sinclair, only confirmed as a Celtic signing on the morning of the match, with the former Aston Villa winger getting an 81st-minute winner from the substitutes bench.

Here’s a round up of the Scottish Premiership action from the other matches played, with some still to take place.


Sat 6 Aug 2016 – Scottish Premiership
Rangers 1-1 Hamilton 12:30
Kilmarnock 1-2 Motherwell 15:00
Partick Thistle 2-0 Inverness CT 15:00
Ross County 1-3 Dundee 15:00

Sun 7 Aug 2016 – Scottish Premiership
St Johnstone 0-0 Aberdeen 12:15
Hearts 1-2 Celtic 14:15

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A topflight return after four-years away saw Rangers start at Ibrox but they had to be content with a point from a one-one draw with Hamilton in the early kick-off on Saturday to get things underway.

The other matches on Saturday all ended with winner.

Motherwell (two-one) and Dundee (three-one) won at Kilmarnock and Ross County, respectively, with Partick Thistle seeing off Inverness.

Champions Celtic began their defence of the title, with new boss Brendon Rodgers in his first league match in charge, with a win (two-one) at Hearts.

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