Celtic held on for a 3-2 win over Livingston on Saturday to earn a vital three points.

A fatigued Odsonne Edouard dropped to the bench and Christopher Julien was left off the teamsheet with a back strain, which opened the door for Albian Ajeti to start up from with a defensive back three of Hatem Elhamed, Shane Duffy, and Kristoffer Ajer.

Livingston opened the scoring after ex-Rangers midfielder Jason Holt fired in a penalty in the 16th minute. The visitors’ lead decomposed quickly thiugh as Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie scored to give Celtic a 2-1 advantage by the 23rd minute.

Ajeti scored his fourth goal in the Hoops to give Celtic the 3-1 advantage in the 52nd minute, a goal which ended up being the match-winner.

Livingston didn’t go away without causing a scare though as Julien Serrano’s powerful strike from distance beat the keeper in the 78th minute and despite some late pressure and a big chance missed from Carlo Pignatiello, Celtic held on to earn three points for the fifth consecutive time.

Celtic’s win on Saturday and the 2-2 draw between Rangers and Hibernian means that Celtic now sit second in the league.

Here are ‘Four Findings’ from Celtic’s win over Livingston.