A lightning bolt in the second half drove Celtic to St Mirren past and within 18 points of Rangers, the leader of the Scottish Premier League

In three minutes of the second half, Odsonne Edouard – from the penalty spot – Ryan Christie and David Turnbull scored a goal to end the competition

Dylan Connolly came closest to a home goal and stabbed wide just before the break, but St Mirren created little and stayed sixth in the table

Neil Lennon’s visitors, who suffered a 2-1 loss to their opponents in Glasgow last month, remain way behind Rangers in their quest for a tenth straight title despite their game

Unsurprisingly, Jim Goodwin set up his crew just as he did eleven days ago when St Mirren left Celtic Park with a first win in the East End of Glasgow in over three decades

The hosts started off sharply and whizzed the ball around with all the faith of a team in their recent form but they suddenly faded with the loss of Jamie McGrath to injury and a fabulous Rogic opener McGrath left the field after a serious fall with a shoulder and a minute later, Celtic

fell

Rogic collected the ball on the right flank after a throw-in from Jonjoe Kenny, spun around, bragged into the box and hit the bottom corner with a vicious left foot It was vintage Rogic and the truth is, Celtic haven’t had enough this season seen by her senior Australian

After the prelude, Celtic’s grip on the game tightened. Kristoffer Ajer galloped around menacingly, often steaming deep into the territory of the Saints. If he wasn’t plundering, the Norwegian’s range was enormous

Celtic made little threat before the break, but saw despite all efforts of St Mirren never in danger of admitting Connolly scurried after a Kyle McAllister pass at halftime, but hit the track well ahead in the final third, the distribution of St Mirren them

After the break, Celtic started motorizing Rogic was at the heart of their incisive game, the midfielder was sculpted to shoot from the center right but instead slipped into Edouard, who was turned down by a wonderful direct stop from Jak Alnwick / p>

The goalkeeper blocked David Turnbull twice from a distance, then watched Edouard and Rogic both blast the shape of St Mirren, so rooted and effective in Celtic Park, got a concert when the visitors cut her

Young defender Stephen Welsh, a formidable player since his win on the team, was kidnapped after Jonathan Obika stepped on his foot and the forward was yellow carded for the late collision previously called Callum McGregor for a hasty challenge against Ethan Erhahon must be posted, and Scott Brown was cautioned after rattling Ryan Flynn

Of all the thundering tackles, it was Flynn’s rather tender jerk on Greg Taylor’s arm that proved the most telling, with the midfielder caught in Taylor’s hasty run into the box, Taylor went down, Edouard up, and the penalty turned ruthlessly to Alnwicks Right sent

The Frenchman has scored one goal in each of his last five games, scoring a total of six goals

Instead of settling for what they had, Celtic kept walking down the aisles Edouard’s punch was the first of a remarkable three-minute high. Christie patted an adorable chip home from the center right and turned on Turnbull for a close-range hit

In the end it was a router Celtic bared its teeth, an attacking intransigence that the champions have shown far too little of lately

Goodwin will be upset that his players in the Celtic goal asked so few questions to Scott Bain They lived at Celtic in the first half but were hopelessly ragged in the second half. Yet their desire and persistence cannot be objected to

Despite all of their many and ubiquitous problems, a Celtic team with Edouard, Rogic, Christie and Turnbull is still a team with a huge attacking arsenal Lennon will be just as pleased that his defense was largely unexcited

Jim Goodwin, manager of St Mirren: “Really disappointed with the second half, we just weren’t on the same level as in the first half”We looked like we were a little lost, we lacked discipline in terms of the overall form of the team and we gave Celtic too much space and time on the ball

“Celtic was excellent and gave us a lot of problems, even though we were still good in the game until about 80 minutes. Losing those three goals was extremely disappointing”

Celtic manager Neil Lennon: “Against a team that was in shape, we absolutely took them apart tonight

“By the time they got to the second gate, they really turned it on and didn’t rest I think they wanted to correct the injustice from 11 days ago

“This is a lot more like us, almost like we were at this time of last season, absolutely widespread. We’re just looking for more of it now”

St Mirren heads north on Saturday to battle Aberdeen, whom they eliminated from the League Cup earlier this season. A day later, Celtic will travel to St Johnstone The Perth team have lost just one of their last nine games

attempt missed Jonathan Obika (St Mirren) Left-footed shot from outside the box is close but missed to the left. Assisted by Kyle McAllister

Attempt blocked Lee Erwin (St Mirren) A left-footed shot from outside the penalty area is blocked Assisted by Ilkay Durmus

attempt saved Jonathan Obika (St Mirren) Left-footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the lower left corner

goal! St. Mirren 0, Celtic 4 David Turnbull (Celtic) shot with his right foot from the center of the box into the lower left corner

goal! St. Mirren 0, Celtic 3 Ryan Christie (Celtic) shot with his left foot from the right side of the box into the lower left corner. Assisted by Tomas Rogic

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55913693