Celtic extended their gap at the top of the table to 11 points with a comfortable win over Dundee in their penultimate game of the calendar year.

Callum McGregor should have opened the scoring after seven minutes, but could only hit the post after some tidy football and a well-timed cut back from Mikael Lustig.

One minute later James Forrest opened the scoring with a similar chance that was teed up by Kieran Tierney down the left wing and fired home for his twelfth goal of the season.

Leigh Griffiths bagged his first goal in over a month to double the Hoops’ lead two minutes before half-time having cooly dispatched the ball from Olivier Ntcham’s perfectly weighted pass.

Forrest created a brilliant chance to score his second of the game on 70 minutes driving part four players but lacked composure at the crucial moment and dragged his shot wide.

Celtic will end the year with the second Glasgow Derby meeting with Rangers on Saturday December 30th at Celtic Park.

Here are the player ratings for today’s game.

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