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Monday 3rd August 2020

Scottish Premiership

Weekend in numbers

We look at some of the numbers from the first weekend of the 2020/21 Premiership season...

2 - Odsonne Edouard scored the second hat-trick of his Celtic career as Neil Lennon's side began the defence of their Premiership title with a 5-1 win over Hamilton Accies on Sunday. Edouard's first treble for the Hoops came in a 5-1 home victory over Motherwell in December 2017 – James Forrest scored the other Celtic goals that day.

7 – Rangers beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the opening game of the 2020/21 Premiership season on Saturday. The Ibrox club are now unbeaten in their last seven league visits to Pittodrie (four wins, three draws) since a 2-1 defeat in September 2016. Ryan Kent scored the only goal – he has now netted six times on the road since his last goal at Ibrox in a 5-0 win against Hearts in December 2019.

1 - Nicky Clark scored the first Premiership goal of his career on Saturday as Dundee United marked their top-flight return with a 1-1 draw against St Johnstone at Tannadice. Clark was with Aberdeen as a youngster and helped Rangers win the Championship in 2015/16 but left Ibrox that summer and moved to Dunfermline Athletic via a short spell at Bury.

2 - Martin Boyle grabbed both goals for Hibernian as they kicked off their season with a 2-1 home win over Kilmarnock on Saturday. The Aussie internationalist twice scored doubles for Hibs last season – in victories over Aberdeen and Hearts in December.

1 - Richard Tait was the unlikely hero for St Mirren as his debut header earned Jim Goodwin's team a 1-0 win over Livingston in Paisley on Saturday. The right-back's last goal was for Motherwell in a 3-0 triumph over St Johnstone at Fir Park back in March 2019.

18 - Chris Burke found the net with a stunning free-kick for Kilmarnock in their 2-1 defeat at Easter Road on Saturday. The winger was only 18 when he scored his first top-flight goal more than 18 years ago - in a 5-0 win for Rangers against Kilmarnock at Ibrox in March 2002.