Celtic jumped a point clear at the top of the table as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over St. Mirren, thanks to an Oliver Burke double sandwiched by strikes from Scott Sinclair and Timothy Weah.

The hosts began the game with some rather slow, pedestrian passes until Burke’s debut goal set the tone on a bitterly cold night at Celtic Park.

Ryan Christie floated in a free-kick from the right and Burke rose highest in the box to nod the ball downwards and eventually into the net past a struggling Vaclav Hladky in the Saints goal.

Minutes later, Celtic doubled their lead. Sinclair’s magical feet saw him taken out inside the box with the referee pointing to the stop with very few complaints from the visitors. The Englishman grabbed the ball to fire home his 12th goal of the campaign, showing great confidence after his miss against Airdrie at the weekend.

Callum McGregor really should have made it three before half time after some neat play from Burke but the Scot blazed his shot well over the bar.

New signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo was paraded at half time under the lights but that didn’t upset make-shift striker Burke’s confidence after the break.

A ball in behind saw James Forrest draw a great save from the ‘keeper before McGregor once again fluffed his lines but the aforementioned Burke was on hand to drill the ball low into an empty net for 3-0.

Another new recruit, Weah joined the party and very nearly found his second goal for the Hoops as he ran in clear but saw his shot trickle inches wide of the far post.

The American wasn’t to be stopped though as five minutes from time he did grab his second goal and Celtic’s fourth of the evening after a brilliant run was picked out by youngster Ewan Henderson and Weah rolled the ball into the net beyond the ‘keeper’s near post.

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