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Scottish Premiership Wrap: Celtic stroll on, Hearts win again

29 January 2014 23:00

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 18 points with a comfortable 4-0 win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

Joe Ledley, Amido Balde, Charlie Mulgrew and a Lee Ashcroft own goal secured a 26th game unbeaten for Neil Lennon's side in the league.

It took the hosts at Parkhead just 11 minutes to open the scoring as Ledley raced onto a pass from James Forrest to fire low into the bottom corner.

Ashcroft doubled their lead 10 minutes later as he turned a Forrest cross into his own goal, Mulgrew added a third before Balde secured the win with a last minute strike.

Hearts meanwhile collected a second successive victory to move onto five points at the bottom of the table, having only moved into positive figures last weekend.

Steven Thompson gave St Mirren a great start at Tynecastle with a goal in the opening minute of the game, but Hearts were only behind for four minutes as Callum Paterson levelled with a close-range header.

Victory was assured for the hosts in the 51st minute as Jamie Hamill scored from the spot following Marc McAusland's challenge on Dale Carrick, a challenge the defender received a straight red card for.

Hearts remain rooted to the foot of the table despite the win, with the gap to Partick Thistle now 16 points.

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4 - 0

Competition
Premiership
Date
29 January 2014
Game week
22
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
Venue
Celtic Park (Glasgow)
Attendance
44271

Goals

J. Ledley 11'  
1 - 0
L. Ashcroft (OG) 21'  
2 - 0
C. Mulgrew 68'  
3 - 0
Amido Baldé 90'+2  
4 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17 90+2' 90+2'
11
25
24
6
9
34
# Player Bookings
7
26
25
12
9
10
22

Saturday 5 September

Friday 4 September

23:49
22:57
22:53
22:41
22:37
21:45
21:29
21:10
20:28
20:02
20:00
19:01
18:52
18:09
17:22
17:03
16:58
10:55
10:31
10:11
09:22
07:39
07:08
06:41
05:34
04:37
04:36
03:34
02:07
00:35
00:17
00:11

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:20
00:02

Premiership table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +10 16
2 5 +8 15
3 6 +7 15
4 5 +5 10
5 6 +4 10
6 6 +2 8
7 6 -4 6
8 6 -3 5
9 6 -6 4
10 6 -5 3
11 6 -7 3
12 6 -11 2

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