Celtic thump Inverness to go 27 points clear
GLASGOW: Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 27 points as they eased to a 4-0 victory at bottom of the table Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
A superb strike from Scott Sinclair fired Celtic in front just before the break before a horrendous mistake from Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams allowed in-form French striker Moussa Dembele to make it 2-0 just 11 seconds into the second half.
Stuart Armstrong then curled in a freekick before Dembele grabbed his 31st goal of a prolific season to seal Celtic’s 22nd consecutive victory since Inverness became the only team to take points off the Glasgow giants this season following a 2-2 draw back in September.
Brendan Rodgers hailed an outstanding team performance from his side, who are now just seven points away from a sixth successive title.
“That’s how I want the team to play.
“We defended in pacts and hunted the ball, giving very little space to opponents to create any chances,” Rodgers
“Then when we had the ball we played with charisma and fluidity and were a threat on goal.”
Rivals Rangers reduced the gap on second-placed Aberdeen, who lost 1-0 to Hamilton on Tuesday, to six points following their 3-2 win over St Johnstone which ended a run of four games without victory.
Elsewhere, Ross County defeated Hearts 1-0 at Tynecastle that leaves Jambos’ boss Ian Cathro with just four wins in 15 matches.