Celtic broke their own 100-year-old unbeaten domestic record with a 4-0 victory away to St Johnstone to open up a three point lead at the top of the table.

It didn’t take long for The Hoops to break the deadlock as Scott Sinclair smashed home from inside the area to make it 1-0 on 28 minutes.

Moussa Dembele made it 2-0 after 72 minutes, when he got on the end of Stuart Armstrong’s low cross in front of goal.

Three minutes later, it was 3-0; Dembele powered down the left flank of the box before producing a strong cross that resulted in Steven Anderson scoring an own goal.

After 89 minutes, Olivier Ntcham struck the ball from the edge of the area and into the bottom left corner of the net to make the final score 4-0.

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Rodgers reflected on the result, speaking to the media after the full-time whistle.

He said:

As manager I just said thank you to the players, because for everyone at the club – Celtic supporters and staff and everyone involved – it’s a really special day.

A century-old British record which was held by Celtic has been broken by us today, which is no mean feat in modern sport and in particular football.

The players have had to face everything really – going behind in games, playing in big semi-finals and finals, being tired in games, different surfaces.

Everything has been thrown at them but that level of mentality and standard they have set in training, they have really taken that onto the field. It’s a proud day for everyone involved at Celtic.

The players broke the current record in style today and breezed past the last team to beat them domestically.

The Bhoys will look to build on today’s result with another away trip next time out to Ross County after the international break. Kick-off is 12:30 at Dingwall on Saturday November 18.