Motherwell 2 – Celtic 3 (SPL, December 12, 2009) Georgios Samaras gave Celtic a perfect start at Well weaving past two defender before striking the Bhoys in front, but the hosts hit back before the break as Lukas Jutkiewicz and Mark Reynolds turned the match in Motherwell’s favour. (First half highlights here.) Tony Mowbray’s Super Hoops levelled after the break, Motherwell repeatedly failed to clear their lines when under pressure and Aiden McGeady curled a sweet strike into the top far corner. Ten minutes from time Celtic took the lead as their much-maligned striker Marc-Antoine Fortune smashed a 25-yarder into the top corner. (Second half highlights here.)
Rangers 3 – St. Johnstone 0 (SPL, December 12, 2009) Kris Boyd’s first half (highlights here) double for Rangers put the Gers’ 2-up at the break against St. Johnstone. Nacho Novo wrapped up the points with Rangers’ third five minutes in to the second half.