It was 11 wins in a row for Celtic in Paisley as they beat St. Mirren 2-1 courtesy of first-half strikes from Callum McGregor and James Forrest.
The start of the match was pretty even before Celtic’s furious pace on the counter attack came through.
Odsonne Edouard slipped the ball across goal for McGregor, whose finish bounced up off the post before the midfielder knocked it over the line from close range for the opener.
Neil Lennon’s side doubled their lead before half-time when Edouard this time played in Forrest who rounded Vaclav Hladky before scoring from a tight angle.
In the second period, the visitors could have a had a third when Edouard was questionably ruled offside before Christopher Jullien headed over a great chance from a free-kick.
Jon Obika came close for the Saints as he called Fraser Forster into action with a save at the near post.
St. Mirren did indeed pull a goal back late on through Cammy MacPherson as his free-kick flicked off Jullien to wrong foot Forster but it was too little too late for them.
Here’s how we rated the players after yet another victory.
Fraser Forster: 7
Fairly comfortable afternoon before having to deny Obika.
Could do nothing with MacPherson’s deflected strike.
Jeremie Frimpong: 7
Always looked to test the Saints full back down the left and defended well.
Christopher Jullien: 6
Looked shaky at times going into needless tackles, gave the free-kick away for the St. Mirren goal.
Probably lucky not to see a red card in the game.
Kristoffer Ajer: 7
Boli Bolingoli: 7
Didn’t start the game so well but was strong thereafter with some key ball winning tackles.
Scott Brown: 7
Didn’t dominate the ball as much as he usually would but still lead the team well.
Callum McGregor: 7
Deserved his goal for getting into a great area.
Olivier Ntcham: 6
Tidy at times but occasionally his passing didn’t come off.
Tested Hladky with a powerful drive in the second half.
Ryan Christie: 6
Wasn’t really involved an awful lot attacking wise but still worked hard.
James Forrest: 7
Showed great composure to get round the ‘keeper and finish with his pace causing the Hosts problems.
Odsonne Edouard: 7
Unlucky not to be on the scoresheet but played well with his dancing feet, had a key role in both goals.
(SUB) Mikey Johnston: 6
Replaced Forrest on the left and looked lively.
(SUB) Leigh Griffiths: 6
Came on for Edouard late on.