By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rangers and Celtic both enjoyed victories in the SPL on Saturday.Rangers and Celtic both enjoyed victories in the SPL on Saturday.
Alex McLeish's side have made a smooth start to the defence of their SPL crown, and have still to concede a goal in their opening two fixtures.
Gers travelled to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday, and it was new skipper Barry Ferguson who proved to be the difference with his 69th-minute goal earning The Light Blues a 1-0 win.
Whilst McLeish has had no worries so far this season, new Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has endured a torrid start to his reign at Parkhead.
The Bhoys have been dumped out of Europe and drew their opening game in the league 4-4 at Motherwell, but got back on track with a win over Dundee United, where Shunsuke Nakamura made his debut.
John Hartson broke the deadlock at Parkhead after 37 minutes, and Craig Beattie sealed the victory, and a welcome clean sheet, with his goal two minutes from time.
Celtic's 2-0 win took them up into second place in the table but they are two points behind leaders Rangers who have started the season perfectly.
Falkirk bagged their first win of the SPL season with goals from Russell Latapy and Darryl Duffy sealing a 2-0 win at Livingston.
Motherwell needed a last-minute Jim Hamilton strike to break down ten-man Dunfermline and earn a 1-0 win after Scott Wilson was sent off for the visitors in the 24th minute.
Allan Johnston gave Kilmarnock the lead after just a minute at Aberdeen, before Russell Anderson drew The Dons level ten minutes before half time.
Steven Naismith popped up with the winner for the visitors after 72 minutes with Kilmarnock winning 2-1.
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