Scottish Premiership: Celtic, Hearts, Motherwell, Ross County, Hibs and St Johnstone feature in Team of the Week | Soccer News


Celtic are now six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership following victory over Rangers in the Old Firm game, while Motherwell moved into the top six and St Johnstone picked up another crucial victory in their fight for avoid relegation.

It’s the Fir Park side who dominate WhoScored.com’s Scottish Premiership Team of the Week after claiming a victory in the Scottish Premiership for the first time in 2022, beating St Mirren 4-2 to finish in the top six first.

St Johnstone have two players in this week’s top XI after another home win saw them walk away from Dundee with five games of the season remaining.

Hearts, Hibs and St Johnstone are also represented after the penultimate round of fixtures before the split.

Here, WhoScored.com reviews the top five players in the action from the weekend.

5. Liam Gordon (St. Johnstone) – score 7.99

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership game between St Johnstone and Livingston

Liam Gordon earned his third WhoScored.com Man of the Match award of the season by scoring 7.99 in St. Johnstone’s 1-0 win over Livingston. Gordon handled any attack from Livingston with ease, making 13 clearances, four interceptions and two tackles at McDiarmid Park, while winning six aerial duels, to make Scotland’s Premiership team of the week.

4. Barrie McKay (hearts) – score 8.01

Barrie McKay scored Hearts & #39;  equalizer against Ross County
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Barrie McKay scored the equalizer for Hearts against Ross County

Hearts may have been held 1-1 at Ross County, but the stalemate saw Barrie McKay score his second league goal of the season. The 27-year-old struck shortly before the break, scoring with one of three shots. It could have been better for McKay, who missed a first-half penalty at Ross County, and was unlucky not to add an assist after creating five goal-scoring chances to help earn a 8.01.

3. Jack Baldwin (Ross County) – score 8.04

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership game between Ross County and Hearts

Staying at Global Energy Stadium, Jack Baldwin netted a man of the match in Ross County’s 1-1 draw with Hearts as he returned a WhoScored.com rating of 8.04. Baldwin defended shrewdly, making eight clearances, two interceptions and a tackle, and was unlucky not to hit the back of the net as he hit the woodwork with his lone effort on goal in the first half to appear in the team of the week.

2. Connor Shields (Motherwell) – score 8.19

Connor Shields scored as Motherwell picked up their first Scottish Premiership win of 2022
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Connor Shields scored twice as Motherwell secured their first Scottish Premiership win of 2022

Connor Shields has been directly involved in four league goals for Motherwell this season. Two of them came in a man of the match performance against St Mirren on Saturday. Shields provided the assist for Sean Goss’ 20th-minute equalizer, which came from one of two key passes, and scored with his only shot of the game a minute later as Well ran out the winners 4-2 at Fir Park. An extra dribble and tackle saw the 24-year-old regain an 8.19 rating over the weekend.

1. Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic) – score 8.20

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Watch highlights from the Old Firm game between Rangers and Celtic as the opposing side came from behind to win 2-1 at Ibrox

Celtic winner in the Old Firm game, Cameron Carter-Vickers, scored his fourth league goal of the season shortly before the break in their 2-1 win over Rangers on Sunday. The American also repelled aerial attacks on the ground with great efficiency, winning seven aerial duels and making eight clearances and three interceptions. A solid performance from the Celtic centre-back helped him earn a place in the team of the week with a WhoScored.com rating of 8.20, better than any other player in the penultimate week of game before the split.




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