Newspapers in Scotland widely declared pro-union leader Alistair Darling the victor in the first television debate on Scottish independence.
The Daily Telegraph claimed Salmond had failed to find an answer on the currency issue, while The Herald claimed Darling had drawn first blood ahead of the referendum on September 18.
A panel of undecided voters polled by ITV News favoured Darling's argument in the debate.
The first debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond had barely finished when their respective teams went into battle.
Campaign rivals Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling both traded blows in a surprisingly feisty televised debate on Scottish independence.
Alistair Darling is getting 'feisty' during the STV Debate.