SPFL Round-Up: Fab Five for Kennedy
- Celtic beat Rangers 5-1 in first Old Firm clash of the season
- Striker Dembélé marks derby debut with a hat-trick
- Five wins out of five for coaching team of Rodgers, Davies & Kennedy
- Dundee United beat Dunfermline 3-1 in the Championship
- Keeper Bell saves three penalties for Ray McKinnon’s Arabs
client John Kennedy had five good reasons to be cheerful on Saturday after Celtic routed Rangers in the first Old Firm game of the season.
The Celtic first team coach had the perfect view on the home bench next to manager Brendan Rodgers as the Hoops ran out comfortable winners to cement their place at the top of the table.
Striker Moussa Dembele stole most of the headlines with a hat-trick while Scott Sinclair and sub Stuart Armstrong also got on the scoresheet.
Recent signing Joe Garner netted for Rangers, who had debutant defender Philippe Senderos sent off in the second half with the scoreline at 3-1.
Elsewhere in the Premiership, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes saw his side held to a 1-1 draw at home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, while Paul Hartley's Dundee drew 1-1 at home to a Kilmarnock side featuring fellow clients Lee McCulloch and Peter Leven as assistants to manager Lee Clark.
Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald saw his team beaten 2-0 at Firhill by St Johnstone.
In the Championship, Dundee United gaffer Ray McKinnon's side claimed an important win in unusual circumstances - goalkeeper Cammy Bell saved three penalties as the Arabs beat Allan Johnston's Dunfermline 3-1 at East End Park. This is a new World Record as all three penalties were in the 1st half!
Peter Houston's Falkirk moved to within a point of the play-off places with a 2-0 win away to a Raith Rovers side managed by fellow Sport Careers Agency client Gary Locke.
In League One, Darren Young led Albion Rovers to an impressive 4-0 win at home to Stenhousemuir, while Gary Naysmith's East Fife beat Stranraer 2-0
Jack Ross saw his Alloa side finally lose their ten game unbeaten run, with a 3-1 reverse at home to David Hopkin's Livingston condemning the Wasps to their first defeat of the season.