Kyogo Furuhashi maintained his sizzling streak with two extra objectives as Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic stored an iron grip on prime spot within the Scottish Premiership with a decisive 4-0 win at house to St Mirren.
The Japan worldwide took his tally to seven objectives in as many video games along with his talent in having the ability to play off the shoulder of the final man twice rewarded following extended VAR critiques as Celtic received their eleventh successive house league sport.
Liel Abada had fired Celtic right into a Fifteenth-minute lead earlier than Furuhashi was on course both aspect of the interval.
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Substitute David Turnbull accomplished the scoring 4 minutes from time with an outstanding 25-yard strike.
Victory meant Celtic remained 9 factors away from arch Glasgow rivals Rangers after convincingly defeating the one Scottish aspect to beat them thus far this season.
St Mirren, who dropped to seventh, had been the final Scottish aspect to get pleasure from a home win at Parkhead, almost two years in the past.
Rangers clung on to Celtic’s coat-tails as Alfredo Morelos scored twice in a come-from-behind 3-2 win away to 10-man Kilmarnock.
Killie defender Chris Stokes had the house devoted cheering at Rugby Park when he opened the scoring simply six minutes into the match with a header from a nook.
Colombian striker Morelos, nevertheless, equalised halfway via the primary half. Ryan Kent struck six minutes after the break earlier than Kilmarnock winger Danny Armstrong was despatched off for a second bookable offence following an elbow within the face of left-back Borna Barisic.
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It was from a Barisic cross that Morelos headed in his second purpose within the 73rd minute however Rangers needed to endure a nervous end after Joe Wright pulled a purpose again 5 minutes from time.
Hearts remained third within the desk following a 5-0 rout of Aberdeen that noticed the Edinburgh membership rating 4 objectives within the first half to the delight of their loyal followers at Tynecastle.
Josh Ginnelly scored twice, with Michael Smith and Lawrence Shankland additionally on course earlier than the interval.
Cammy Devlin made it 5-0 simply after the hour-mark as Hearts, now unbeaten in eight video games, had been left seven factors away from fourth-placed Livingston.
It was a irritating evening for Livingston after their match at house to Dundee United was known as off lower than 90 minutes earlier than the scheduled kick-off due to a frozen pitch.