Celtic ease past St Johnstone

Celtic lifted the Premier League trophy on the back of a comprehensive 4-0 success over St Johnstone at Celtic Park.

Last Updated: 11/05/13 at 16:02 Post Comment

Celtic captain Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Premier League trophy

Celtic captain Scott Brown lifts the Scottish Premier League trophy

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

First-half goals from Joe Ledley and Charlie Mulgrew put the Hoops firmly in control, with James Forrest's 52nd-minute strike and a Fraser Wright own goal putting the gloss on an easy outing.

Chasing a top-three finish, St Johnstone were rudderless in attack and never looked like spoiling the home side's title celebrations.

Little more than one minute was on the clock when Celtic took the lead. Forrest picked up the ball to right of the area and passed across to Ledley, who rifled a shot past Alan Mannus.

Neil Lennon's side proceeded to dominate the remainder of the first half, with Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes both going close before Mikael Lustig forced a fine save from Mannus on the half-hour.

However, Mannus was beaten for a second time on 36 minutes when Mulgrew's free-kick from the edge of the box evaded everybody and nestled in the bottom corner.

Forrest twice went close prior to the interval, his second attempt superbly tipped over by Mannus, but he made no mistake early in the second half, driving home Celtic's third after a marauding run by Hooper.

With victory assured, Celtic turned on the style. Wonderful wizardry from Stokes left the Saints defence flailing, but Forrest was unable to keep his shot down, while substitute Georgios Samaras and Hooper fluffed decent opportunities as Celtic pushed for a fourth.

Saints' miserable afternoon was complete in injury time when Fraser Wright headed Mulgrew's corner into his own net.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Friday, 31 October 2014
19:45
St J'stone 2-1 Motherwell  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:00
Celtic 2-0 Kilmarnck Report
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Dundee 2-0 Hamilton Report
Inverness 1-0 Dundee U Report
Partick 0-0 St J'stone Report
St Mirren 2-2 Ross Co Report
Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell Report
Saturday, 18 October 2014
15:00
Dundee U 1-0 Partick Report
Motherwell 1-3 Dundee Report
St J'stone 1-2 Kilmarnck Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal not envious of City's star-studded squad

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of City's squad ahead of Sunday's derby.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea team is 'not perfect'

Jose Mourinho says he is content with Chelsea's current position across all fronts but insists they can still improve.

Premier League: European players are suffering loss of street football, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes societal changes and the loss of street football has affected European players..

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property