By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic bounced back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Inverness.Celtic bounced back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Chris Sutton marked his returned to action after injury with the opener after just three minutes.
Top scorer John Hartson added a second on 53 minutes and he wrapped up the victory with his second and his 13th of the season on 77 minutes.
Dundee United climbed off the bottom of the table with a priceless 1-0 win over Livingston in the battle of the strugglers at Tannadice.
David McCracken grabbed the winner for the hosts 12 minutes from time.
Motherwell picked up their second win of the week with a convincing 3-0 victory over Dundee at Fir Park.
David Clarkson broke the deadlock a minute before the break and two second half goals from James Paterson (53, 64) sealed the win for Terry Butcher's men.
Aberdeen moved into third spot with a 2-1 win over Dunfermline at Pittodrie.
The hosts were gifted the opener on 34 minutes with Andy Tod putting through his own net and Darren Mackie added a second five minutes after the break.
Simon Donnelly pulled a goal back for the visitors on 70 minutes, but Aberdeen held on for the win.
Hearts drop to fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock.
Peter Leven fired Killie in front on 31 minutes, but Dennis Wyness ensured the spoils were shared with a 69th minute equaliser.
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