20 Feb 2012

Celtic extend lead

7:50 am on 20 February 2012

Celtic ended a week they started four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier football League with a colossal 17-point advantage following a 5-nil win at Hibernian.

Second-placed Rangers' 10 point penalty for going into administration, and subsequent 1-nil loss at home to Kilmarnock yesterday, had left Celtic in a strong position even before they kicked off at Easter Road.

St Johnstone missed the chance to go fourth after sharing the points in a goalless draw away to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.