Hearts miss chance to leapfrog Rangers
Kilmarnock maintained their grip on fourth place in the SPL, while Hearts missed out on the chance to go second after being held to a goalless draw by Aberdeen.
The last time the sides met in December the Dons were hammered 5-0 at Tynecastle, a result which left them at the foot of the table, but this was a much tighter affair.
The hosts created the better chances but found Hearts goalkeeper Marian Kello in fine form, the Czech player making two excellent saves to deny Sone Aluko and Rory McArdle in the first half.
The Tynecastle outfit enjoyed more of the play in the second half but rarely troubled Jamie Langfield in the Aberdeen goal.
Hibernian recorded a fourth successive win, and put more distance between themselves and the relegation zone, by defeating Inverness 2-0 at Easter Road. Callum Booth scored the opener - his first for Hibs - after lifting a deft chip over Ryan Esson, before Lewis Stevenson made the points safe in the last minute.
Hamilton were denied a first home league win of the season by an 83rd-minute equaliser from Dundee United's Andis Shala - a strike that leaves Accies seven points from safety. The home side netted just their third goal in eight games when Mickael Antoine-Curier converted from the penalty spot following Prince Buaben's foul on Gavin Skelton, before Shala nodded in Craig Conway's cross.
Kilmarnock bounced back from a 5-0 hammering at Aberdeen last weekend by defeating St Mirren 2-0 at Rugby Park.
William Gros and Alexei Eremenko tormented the visitors throughout the first half, with each setting up a goal for the other. First Gros latched onto an incisive through ball from Eremenko before slipping the ball through the legs of Paul Gallacher, then he turned provider for the Finn, who unleashed a 20 yarder into the net.