Pars, St Mirren into top four
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With both halves of the Old Firm not in action until Sunday, Dunfermline Athletic moved up to third place in the Scottish Premier League following a 1-0 win over Dundee United at Tannadice. The newly-promoted side left it late to claim all three points as Paul Burns scored his first SPL goal five minutes from time with a low drive from 16 yards.

Elsewhere, Aberdeen picked up their first win of the season as they defeated Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 at Pittodrie. Josh Magennis crossed for Rob Milsom to slide home the opener from six yards in the 12th minute before a mistake from Inverness debutant Roman Golobart allowed Scott Vernon to bury the ball into the bottom corner after going one-on-one with keeper Ryan Esson in the 27th minute.

Inverness did claw their way back into the match when Richie Foran took advantage of a missed clearance from Aberdeen's Youl Mawene to smash the ball past David Gonzalez but Terry Butcher's side remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

In Edinburgh, Hibernian's poor start to the season continued as they lost 2-1 to St Mirren at Easter Road. Garry O'Connor gave Hibs the lead with an excellent finish before the half-hour mark but striker Steven Thompson equalised three minutes before the interval.

Then in first-half stoppage time his namesake, midfielder Steven Thomson, fired the visitors into the lead after Jeroen Tesselaar had dispossessed Hibs full-back Victor Palsson. The win takes the Paisley side, who have looked impressive in the early weeks of the season, up to fourth in the table.

On Sunday, Celtic are at home to St Johnstone, champions Rangers face league leaders Motherwell at Fir Park, and Hearts, still licking their wounds following their 5-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League, face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.