Celtic conquers Inverness

, Last Updated: 2:43 PM ET

GLASGOW (AP) -- John Hartson scored two goals to keep Celtic on top in Scotland with a 3-0 victory Saturday over Inverness.

Chris Sutton scored Celtic's other goal, a strike after just three minutes that set the tone for the match. Hartson scored in the 53rd and 77th.

Defending champion Celtic leads the Premier League with 37 points, seven ahead of chasing Rangers and 12 clear of No. 3 Aberdeen. Livingston is holding up the bottom with only nine points in 14 games.

In other results Saturday, it was: Aberdeen 2, Dunfermline 1; Dundee United 1, Livingston 0; Kilmarnock 1, Hearts 1; Motherwell 3, Dundee 0.

Rangers play at Hibernian on Sunday.

James Patterson scored two second-half goals in Motherwell's victory over Dundee. At Aberdeen, Simon Donnelly notched the deciding goal in the 70th to break the 1-1 tie.

David McCracken scored the decider in the 78th in Dundee United's 1-0 victory over Livingston. Peter Leven scored in the 31st to give Kilmarnock a 1-0 lead over Hearts, with Dennis Wyness equaling in the 69th.


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