Celtic lost defender Christopher Jullien to injury as they prepared for Saturday’s Old Firm derby with Scottish Premiership victory over Dundee United.
The Frenchman could not continue after clattering his knee against the post in a second-half goalline clearance.
Ismaila Soro – with his first Celtic goal – and David Turnbull both netted from distance before Odsonne Edouard’s lob sealed a sixth straight win.
Celtic head to Ibrox 16 points behind Rangers with three games in hand.
United, who came close through Marc McNulty and Nicky Clark at 2-0 down, remain in fifth place.
More to follow.
- 2JullienSubstituted forBittonat 51′minutes
- 12SoroSubstituted forBrownat 80′minutes
- 14TurnbullSubstituted forRogicat 77′minutes
- 9GriffithsSubstituted forAjetiat 77′minutes
- 22EdouardSubstituted forElyounoussiat 80′minutes
- 2SmithBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBoltonat 83′minutes
- 17RobsonSubstituted forSpörleat 83′minutes
- 8PawlettBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPowersat 74′minutes
- 24ShanklandSubstituted forMcMullanat 68′minutes
- William Collum
Match ends, Celtic 3, Dundee United 0.
Second Half ends, Celtic 3, Dundee United 0.
Attempt blocked. Tomas Rogic (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Offside, Celtic. Diego Laxalt tries a through ball, but Jeremie Frimpong is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Rogic.
Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic).
Dillon Powers (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum McGregor.
Foul by Diego Laxalt (Celtic).
Luke Bolton (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Dundee United. Adrián Spörle replaces Jamie Robson.
Substitution, Dundee United. Luke Bolton replaces Liam Smith.
Attempt blocked. Diego Laxalt (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jamie Robson.
Foul by Albian Ajeti (Celtic).
Mark Connolly (Dundee United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Dundee United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Substitution, Celtic. Scott Brown replaces Ismaila Soro.
Substitution, Celtic. Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Odsonne Edouard.
Corner, Dundee United. Conceded by Diego Laxalt.
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