Celtic pulled four points clear of Old Firm rivals Rangers at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead.
In a one-sided first half, goals from Aiden McGeady and Georgios Samaras gave the home side a deserved lead which could have been more convincing save for some slack play in the final third.
Although Killie skipper Kevin Kyle missed three good chances with his head, Hoops substitute Niall McGinn, on for Paddy McCourt in the second half, put a proper perspective on the game when he grabbed the third in 78 minutes.
Hibernian maintained the pressure on the Old Firm at the top after two late goals finally broke the resistance of nine-man Aberdeen.
Given half-an-hour to secure the victory after second-half red cards for Dons duo Maurice Ross and Chris Maguire, John Hughes' men looked unable to end the stalemate at Easter Road.
But substitute Colin Nish popped up to net in the 88th minute before Liam Millar doubled the tally in injury-time to send Hibs above Rangers and into second spot, ahead of the Ibrox side playing on Sunday.
Hamilton claimed their second win of the season against 10-man St Mirren to edge further away from the danger zone. Goals from Marco Paixao and Martin Canning at St Mirren Park allowed them to put four points between themselves and bottom side Falkirk.
Saints had been scoring goals for fun recently but could not find the back of the net on a day when their misery was compounded by the dismissal of Lee Mair in the second half.
Ross Forbes scored another spectacular goal to move Motherwell up to fourth. The midfielder lashed home a 55th-minute volley to claim his ninth goal of the season as Well deservedly beat a Hearts side which lost Eggert Jonsson for a professional foul.
The red card sparked Hearts into life but Shaun Hutchinson made two last-ditch challenges to secure the victory.
Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes sealed St Johnstone's first home victory of the season and left Falkirk still seeking a win this season.
Bairns substitute Carl Finnigan cancelled out Collin Samuel's second-minute opener only three minutes after the break but the three points stayed at McDiarmid Park for the first time since Saints were promoted in the summer.