Livingston beat Celtic, Rangers held by Motherwell

Livingston beat Celtic: Celticsuffered a shock 1–0 defeat at Livingston, while champions Rangers were forced to settle for a 1–1 draw against Motherwell in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership action.

Andrew Shinnie’s first-half strike consigned Celtic to a sixth defeat in seven away games under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

Shinnie, playing as a makeshift striker, got across Stephen Welsh and fired the only goal into the top corner in the 25th minute.

Livingston held on for their first league win of the season as they climbed off the bottom of the table.

That cool finish was the sort of quality Celtic lacked in the final third as they failed to make their possession count, leaving them without a win in their last five games at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Rangers dropped league points at Ibrox for the first time since March 2020.

On the day fans cheered the unfurling of the Premiership champions flag for the first time in a decade before kick-off, Steven Gerrard’s side saw a run of 21 home wins ended.

Fashion Sakala scored his first competitive goal for the club with 12 minutes gone.

But Motherwell would spoil the party in the 66th minute when Kaiyne Woolery stabbed home an equaliser.

Rangers sit top of the table, one point clear of second-placed Hibernian and four in front of sixth-placed Celtic after six games.

Ian Harkes’ late strike earned Dundee United a 1–0 victory over Dundee in the first top-flight derby between the rivals since 2016.

Chances were few and far between but the hosts eventually made the breakthrough with nine minutes left when Harkes fired home from the edge of the area.

Dundee, who were denied a stoppage-time equaliser when Jordan Marshall’s shot was blocked on the line by Ryan Edwards, are still without a win after six league fixtures this season.


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