With Rangers dropping points earlier in the day, Celtic knew that a win over Ross County would increase the lead at the top of the Premiership table. 

The Hoops looks in a bit of trouble early in the second-half when after a controversial VAR decision – a recurring them in Celtic games – County took the lead from the penalty spot.

However, this Celtic side is relentless, and the Hoops were level not long afterwards, when some great work by Reo Hatate led to a David Turnbull equialser.

Celtic then took the lead when Sead Haksabanovic passed the ball into the corner of the net after a nice one-two with the aforementioned Hatate.

There were no further goals, Celtic won the game 2-1, and the Hoops go into the World Cup break with a healthy nine-point lead at the top of the Premiership table.

YouTube: Celtic go into the break nine clear with victory over Ross County

It wasn’t the best performance from the Hoops, but the team once again showed great battling abilities to grind out yet another win, and the players will head to Australia – and the Qatar World Cup – full of confidence for the second-half of the season.

Take a look at our slideshow featuring the numbers behind Celtic’s crucial 2-1 win over Ross County.