It was an earthquake weekend for the Scottish Premiership.
The manager’s sacking added to the drama as the final four ended in a draw after big wins for Ross County and Hibs.
Only 10 points difference between 12th place and 5th place. With 10 games to go before the league split, it’s still unclear who will make the top six and who will fight for survival in the bottom six.
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Bottom-placed Ross County defeated Kilmarnock by three goals to set a four-way tie for bottom.
The win took Staggies off bottom on goal difference and Killie stepped into the table. Kilmarnock are the only team to have yet to record an away victory this season.
Dundee United and Motherwell, who are bottom of the table on 20 points, are both ahead of the game. St Mirren beat Motherwell to move into the top half of the table, pushing Aberdeen into seventh.
Aberdeen’s slump deepens
Last Monday, Aberdeen suffered what had to be one of the most humiliating defeats in the long history of the Scottish Cup. Darbell, who plays in the Scottish Sixth Division, stunned the Premiership side with a 1–0 win for him.
The humiliation continued as Hibs beat Aberdeen by six points, including a Josh Campbell hat-trick. Minutes into the match, the sacking of Jim Goodwin was announced, leaving Aberdeen in seventh place and now without their manager.
Last season was the first time since 2014 that Aberdeen finished outside the top four. He has a nine-point lead over his four bottom-lined teams, but if this dire situation doesn’t change soon, he could face a battle for survival at the top. I can’t.
They have finished bottom of the league before, but have avoided relegation both times. Whoever takes on the next big job has a lot of work to do to get the team up and running again.
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Elsewhere, it was “steady on” in the top four by the end of the weekend’s games. Celtic and Rangers won him 2–0, while Livingston and Hearts shared a point each in the only draw of the weekend.
Rangers are nine points behind league leaders Celtic. With 15 games remaining, they would lose the title to Celtic.
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