Dundee United 6 Dundee 2

In the lunchtime kick-off in the ScottishPremiership, the Dundee derby turned into a goalfest. Eight goals in total, butUnited proved to be far superior to their neighbours netting six times againsttheir keen city rivals at Tannadice. The result was slightly flatteringon the home side, as Dundee played a full part in the afternoon’s entertainmentand could have scored more goals themselves.

Thegoals rattled in from the start, with United ahead inside the first minute asChris Erskine's strike went in off his team-mate Stuart Armstrong to wrong footthe reserve keeper for the Dark Blues, Arvid Schenk.

Kyle Letheren had injuredhis thigh in the warm-up forcing the change of personnel. 

Theaway side levelled when Greg Stewart showed his free-kick expertise with abrilliant goal, but United edged back ahead when they scored a superb goal oftheir own from Gary Mackay-Steven from open-play. Goals continued to flow beforethe interval as Erskine and Mackay-Steven added to their individual tallies onthe day to leave United 4-1 ahead at half -time.

Therampant home side continued their scoring rampage after the break, withJaroslaw Fojut and Charlie Telfer on the scoresheet for them. Dundee got aconsolation goal through Luka Tankulic late on, but bragging rights remainedfirmly with United on this occasion. 

Elsewherein the league, Partick Thistle's match with Celtic was postponed due to awaterlogged pitch, allowing Aberdeen to go top of the table after beating StJohnstone 2-0 with goals from David Goodwillie and Cammy Smith.

Goodwillie'sacrobatic overhead kick in the 6th minute set the Dons on the road to victory,with Smith confirming the victory in the final minutes deep into injury time,as Aberdeen claimed a sixth straight victory in the league. 

Celticwere demoted to second as a result of Aberdeen's victory and their non-action on the day, with Dundee United inthird after their amazing result. Celtic now have a game in hand so would expect to return to the top spot soon, but for now the Dons look down proudly on the rest of the teams in Scotland.