Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic maintained their three-point lead over Rangers in the standings as they came away with a comfortable win over Livingston.
Livingston 1-3 Celtic
Celtic proved to be hard to beat on the day as they came away with a convincing win over Livingston at Tony Macaroni Arena.
Cameron Carter-Vickers once again anchored the backline for the Hoops, completing 90 percent of his passes and winning eight battles along with one shot. Sebastian Soto came on for the final 20 minutes for Livingston.
The visitors had a chance to open the scoring after 15 minutes when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty. Jack Fitzwater was the guilty party for a handball. Callum McGregor stepped up for the spot-kick, but the captain’s effort came crashing off the post.
They didn’t have to wait long to finally break the scoreless deadlock as Daizen Maeda headed in the ball from a Jota corner kick in the 17th minute.
Entering the second half, Celtic received some help from their hosts just seconds in when Nicky Devlin scored an own goal. A cross from the right side took a deflection before the Scottish right-back somehow redirected the ball into the goal with his chest.
James Forrest extended the Hoops’ lead in the 55th minute when Jota played a through-ball to the Scottish forward to slot home from a difficult angle.
Livingston clawed one back a minute later, but the damage was already done as Celtic took all of the points in the end.
The win keeps Celtic atop the standings with 73 points.
Ian Harkes went the distance for Dundee United as they shared the points with Hearts following a 2-2 draw.
James Sands was on the bench for Rangers while Christian Ramirez played the full 90 and Dante Polvara played the final five minutes for Aberdeen as the Glasgow side recorded a 1-0 win.
Down in League Two, Brian Schwake recorded a clean sheet for Edinburgh City as they scored a stoppage-time winner in their 1-0 victory over Albion Rovers.
Andrew Barrowman was on the bench for Cowdenbeath in their 1-0 loss to Kelty Hearts.