Celtic and fit-again Dembele return to domestic bliss
Celtic reaffirmed their domestic dominance with a crushing 4-0 Premiership triumph over Ross County.
Brendan Rodgers’ side – thrashed 5-0 at home by Paris Saint- Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday – looked more at ease yesterday, and Australia midfielder Tom Rogic drove them ahead in the 13th minute.
Moussa Dembele – back after a hamstring injury which had kept him out since July – fired in the second goal three minutes before the break and winger James Forrest added two more in the second half to extend the treble winners’ unbeaten domestic run to 55 games.
Second-placed Aberdeen remained unbeaten in the league but were held to a disappointing 1-1 home draw against Kilmarnock.
Rangers had also lost ground on leaders Celtic in a 2-2 draw against 10-man Partick Thistle on Friday night.
Dundee got their season up and running as Ajay Leitch-Smith’s first two goals for the club earned a 3-2 win over St Johnstone.
Louis Moult hit a double as Motherwell came from two down to seal a 2-2 draw at Hibernian, while Hearts were forced to dig deep to claim their first win since Craig Levein’s return as boss with a 2-1 triumph at a dogged Hamilton.
Back in action: Moussa Dembele (c).