Celtic once again climbed to the top of the Premiership table after a very comfortable 3-0 victory over Motherwell, thanks to first-half strikes from Anthony Ralston Scott Sinclair (from the penalty spot) and Mikey Johnson.

Celtic began the game with plenty of controlled possession but struggled to break down the organised Motherwell rearguard.

After 28 minutes the hosts found their rhythm with Odsonne Edouard playing in the marauding Ralston who kept his cool to slot the ball under Mark Gillespie.

Minutes later, James Forrest, in a similar position was hacked down by Charles Dunne with the referee pointing to the spot. Sinclair stepped up and slammed the ball into the bottom corner to double the lead.

After Brendan Rodgers saw his only remaining striker, Edouard, hobble off the pitch with a groin problem, Johnston made the most of his chance up front. After some nice build-up play, the 19-year-old looked to have been crowded out as he shifted the ball onto his right foot but somehow managed to unleash a shot that flew high into the net from outside the box.

The second half was a bit of a non-event with Celtic taking their foot off the gas and strolling to all three points.

The Steelmen offered very little going forward with Connor Sammon seemingly finding himself offside every time they pressed up the pitch.

Here’s how we rated the Celtic players after the win.

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