Scottish Premiership fixtures sees Celtic host St Johnstone and Rangers travel to Kilmarnock on first day of season

21 Jun

Celtic begin the defence of their Scottish Premiership title at home when the welcome St. Johnstone on the opening day of the season.

Neil Lennon’s side won their eighth successive crown in May when they beat Aberdeen 3-0 in a season that also saw them win the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.

Celtic have won eight Scottish Premiership titles
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They held off the challenge of Glasgow rivals Rangers in what was Steven Gerrard’s first season in charge and will now aim for nine-in-a-row.

Saturday August 3

Aberdeen vs Hearts
Celtic vs St. Johnstone
Hibernian vs St. Mirren
Livingston vs Motherwell
Ross County vs Hamilton

Sunday August 4

Kilmarnock vs Rangers

Livingston 1-0 Rangers: Steven Gerrard’s side drop points on the road again with loss to in-form Livi

30 Sep

Rangers missed the chance to rise to second in the Scottish Premiership after losing 1-0 at Livingston.

Dolly Menga’s emphatic finish was all that separated the two sides in a game that was somewhat overshadowed by an incident where an object was thrown at an assistant referee’s head.

Menga’s goal helped Livi rise to third

Along with Celtic and St Mirren, Rangers are one of the only three teams yet to win an away match in the league this season but Steven Gerrard’s men lacked imagination at the Tony Macaroni arena.

The hosts, who are unbeaten since the opening day, showed more hunger in the early stages and should have gone ahead when Alan Lithgow poked the ball wide on the stretch from six yards out.

But Livi did get their goal ten minutes before the break when Menga crashed the ball home following a well worked free-kick manoeuvre.

Rangers improved slightly after the break and almost levelled the score but Alfredo Morelos’ shot was well saved by Liam Kelly.

The contest then came to a halt on 56 minutes when one of the referee’s assistants asked for treatment after being left bloody-headed when an object was thrown at him from the end where the travelling Gers fans were sat.

Linesman left with bloody head after being struck by item allegedly thrown by Rangers fan

It’s not clear what was thrown at the linesman or who did it

As the game went on, Livingston were happy to sit back and let the visitors attack but the only meaningful chance fell to Scott Pitman, who shot straight at Allan McGregor.

The result sees Rangers sixth while Livi rise to third in the table.