Three first-half goals gave Celtic a comfortable win over Hamilton to maintain their five point gap at the top of the league table with a game in hand.

Olivier Ntcham opened the scoring with just 12 minutes played after unleashing a stunning volley from Scott Sinclair’s cross to open the scoring.

Against the run of play Hamilton equalised through Daniel Redmond on 29 minutes who fired a brilliant effort on goal beyond the reach of Craig Gordon.

James Forrest put Celtic ahead once again with his 11th goal of the season on 40 minutes after making a surging run onto Stuart Armstrong’s pass and rounded the ‘keeper before rolling the ball into the net.

Just 68 seconds later, Sinclair added a third with a curling effort into the top right corner to give Celtic a two goal advantage going into the break and his 15th goal of the season.

Craig Gordon made sure the Hoops maintained their two goal lead by pushing Rakish Bingham’s shot onto the post with jsut under 10 minutes to play.

Here are the player ratings from tonight’s game.

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