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Monday 4th February 2019

Weekend in numbers

Resident statto @splstats crunches some of the numbers from the weekend...

6 – Aberdeen moved up to third in the Ladbrokes Premiership table thanks to a 2-1 victory over Hibernian at Easter Road. The Dons have recorded six consecutive wins on the road in all competitions since the start of December. Derek McInnes and his side are now just one win short of equalling the club record of seven consecutive away victories, originally set in 1936 and equalled in 1970. Gary Mackay-Steven was once more on the scoresheet against the Hibees – the winger has scored nine league goals for Aberdeen, and six of them have come against Hibs.

100 – Celtic defeated St Johnstone 2-0 at McDiarmid Park to retain their six-point lead at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership table. Sunday’s match was Brendan Rodgers’ 100th league fixture in charge of the Hoops since he took over in the summer of 2016. In those 100 matches, Rodgers has overseen 75 wins, 17 draws and eight defeats. Celtic have been in imperious form since returning from the winter break – they have recorded five wins out of five in all competitions without conceding a single goal.

5 – Partick Thistle defeated Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-1 at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium to record their first away win in this season’s Ladbrokes Championship. Gary Caldwell had a poor start to his reign at Firhill, but signs have been more promising in recent weeks – Saturday’s success was their third consecutive win in all competitions and they are unbeaten in their last five matches. The Jags recorded back-to-back league victories for the first time since February and March 2017, when they managed three in a row against Hamilton Accies, Hearts and Dundee.

5 – Montrose remain in the hunt for a promotion play-off place in Ladbrokes League 1 after thumping Brechin City 5-2 at Links Park on Saturday. Stewart Petrie’s side have lost just two of their last 10 league matches, and sit in fifth place, five points behind Forfar Athletic who occupy the final play-off spot. ‘Ebeneezer Goode’ by the Shamen was UK No 1 the last time the Gable Endies scored five goals in a game in the third tier – that came in September 1992 when they thumped Queen of the South 5-1 thanks to goals from Derek Grant, Cammy Fraser (2), Stewart Forsyth and Alan Logan.

4 – Edinburgh City came from behind to beat Albion Rovers 3-1 and extend their lead at the top of Ladbrokes League 2 to four points. The Citizens continued their 100% all-time record against Rovers – the sides have met on four occasions (all of them this season) and City have won all four. Blair Henderson remains on course to win the SPFL’s first ever Tartan Boot award – the Edinburgh City striker netted on Saturday to take his tally for the season to 23 league goals, three clear of his nearest challenger, Ayr’s Lawrence Shankland.