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Monday 5th December 2016

Weekend In Numbers

We take a look at the weekend in numbers thanks to the work of resident statto @SPLStats

We take a look at the weekend in numbers thanks to the work of resident statto @SPLStats.

41 – Rangers moved back up to second in the Premiership table after defeating Aberdeen 2-1 at Ibrox on Saturday. Mark Warburton’s side have not lost at home since September 2015, when St Johnstone defeated them 3-1 in the League Cup – since then the Gers have picked up 25 wins and six draws in 31 home matches.  Aberdeen’s last victory at Ibrox came way back in September 1991, when goals from Eoin Jess and Brian Grant handed them a 2-0 success. The Dons have visited 41 times since then, suffering 32 defeats and drawing on the other nine occasions.

1 – Ross County climbed to seventh in the Premiership after holding Hearts to a 2-2 draw at the Global Energy Stadium. Goalkeeper Scott Fox was the hero, saving Jamie Walker’s stoppage-time penalty to secure a point for his side. Fox was the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in this season’s Ladbrokes Premiership; prior to his intervention, 24 out of 24 had been scored, including three by Walker. Ross County have drawn five of their 10 matches in Dingwall this season, having previously gone 47 home matches without a draw.

13 – Dundee United moved level on points with Hibernian at the top of the Championship after beating the Hibees 1-0 at Tannadice on Friday night. Ray McKinnon’s side made a slow start to the season, but have picked up seven wins and two draws from their last nine league matches to move from fifth to second in the table. The Terrors have won each of their last six home matches in all competitions, and have not lost at Tannadice since April. Their run of 13 home matches without defeat is their best since 1989/90, when Jim McLean was still in charge, and Ray McKinnon was a player.

6 – Airdrieonians defeated Peterhead 4-2 at Balmoor to remain just a point behind Livingston at the summit of League 1. The last time these sides met, a 3-1 defeat saw Airdrie drop to seventh in the table, but since then the Diamonds have recorded six consecutive league wins. This equals the club’s best winning run since their rebirth back in 2002 - they also won six in a row in March-April 2004, and again in March-April 2012, and on both occasions they went on to gain promotion from the third tier.

8 – Edinburgh City climbed off the bottom of the League 2 table for the first time since August after defeating Arbroath 1-0 at Gayfield. City have won three away matches this season, and all of them came in Angus – they won at Forfar in the Scottish Cup and Montrose in the league. Gary Jardine’s side have shaken off a slow start to the season to string together an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions, picking up four wins and drawing the other four. Those eight matches featured just 10 goals - all four wins were by a 1-0 scoreline, while there have been three 1-1 draws and a single 0-0.