Celtic remain two points clear at the top of the Premiership table as they returned to league action with a 2-0 win over Hibernian.
Goals in each half from Jeremie Frimpong and Odsonne Edouard sealed the points in Glasgow.
Hibs had their first and only real chance early on as Martin Boyle whipped a curling shot inches wide of Fraser Forster’s far post.
With Celtic struggling to get going in their 3-5-2 formation, there was relief on the stroke of half-time when Edouard rolled the ball in for Frimpong to finish through the legs of the ‘keeper.
Edouard should have got his side’s second from James Forrest’s cross but the Frenchman could only fire over.
Minutes later, Edouard did indeed find the net after an unselfish cut-back from Forrest.
The aforementioned Forrest should have got on the scoresheet, too, but his low finish was deflected wide.
Jack Ross’ team were nearly gifted a late goal as Christopher Jullien headed Daryl Horgan’s dangerous ball towards his own goal, but Fraser Forster was quick to stop it.
Here’s how we rated the players after a fairly flat performance, but a victory nonetheless.
Fraser Forster: 7
Not much to do until he somehow denied a Jullien header from close range.
Jeremie Frimpong: 8
Superb playing at right wing back, didn’t stop running and beating his man.
Took his goal well with a composed finish and his pace caused Hibernian so many problems.
Christopher Jullien: 7
Cleared away everything Hibs chucked into the box.
Kristoffer Ajer: 7
Got back well to deny Hibs whenever they got in behind.
Made a great sliding challenge to stop Naismith inside the box early on.
Nir Bitton: 7
Always keen to win the ball back and was composed at the back.
A little too casual at the end of the game but got away with it.
Boli Bolingoli: 5
Pretty poor at left wing-back with no real options ahead of him.
Lost the ball far too many times and his end product wasn’t great.
Scott Brown: 7
Controlled the midfield – was really strong and battled well.
Callum McGregor: 6
Had a decent couple of long-range strikes and his passing game helped the team along.
Olivier Ntcham: 6
Showed good flashes but was pretty sloppy in his passing at times.
James Forrest: 5
Wasn’t his day up front.
Got into some good positions but needs to be much sharper and take on shots a lot quicker.
Odsonne Edouard: 6
Didn’t look fully fit but still bagged a goal from Forrest’s cut-back.
Should have had another but ballooned a great chance over the bar.
(SUB) Leigh Griffiths: 6
More minutes as he returns to match sharpness, replacing Edouard after the second goal.
(SUB) Tom Rogic: 5
Replaced Forrest late on.