|Gary Hooper scores for Celtic|
As we approached the 3rd league Old Firm game of the season celtic looked to be the favourite between the two teams but as we know all form goes out the window between these two.
Celtic took a significant step towards the Scottish Premier League title with a demolition of their old rivals.
Man of the match Celtic striker grabbed 2 goals as the Rangers defence looked lifeless all afternoon and he delighted the home fans on 17 minutes when he knocked the ball past David Weir before firing through keeper Allan McGregor's legs.
He grabbed his second of the game 11 minutes later when Emilio Izaguirre beat the offside trap and delivered a delicious cross set up Hooper to fire home from six yards.
The Gers rarely threatened at all in the first half and it was Celtic who went in cruising at half time.
Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty came on at half time for injured Steven Naismith who appears to have been struggling for the past few months with an injury but keeps returning to the side only to need more time out.
As Rangers went in search of a goal that could get them back into the game they failed to hit the target on numerous occasions and it was Celtic who made their chances count when apparent Rangers January transfer target,Kris Commons who Celtic managed to secure for 300k grabbed his third goal for Celtic,Two of which have now been against Rangers.His swerving shot fooled Allan McGregor who was left rooted to the spot.
So it was Celtic who took all 3 points and moved a step closer to securing their first league title in 3 years as they now have an 8 point lead over Rangers but have played 2 more games.
Elsewhere Dickoh's 87th minute goal was enough to secure a 1-0 Hibs win away to fellow struggler's St Mirren.