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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

Thursday 29 January

Wednesday 28 January

23:58
23:48
23:39
23:07
22:58
22:49
21:43
21:25
21:00
20:59
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20:33
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23:55
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Premiership table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +31 51
2 23 +16 48
3 23 +13 47
4 23 +16 45
5 24 +7 39
6 23 -4 33
7 24 -1 32
8 23 -7 28
9 22 +5 25
10 23 -30 17
11 24 -22 15
12 22 -24 11

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