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Scot Prem: Celtic at summit, Hearts win

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Last Updated: 08/12/18 6:20pm

James Forrest turns away to celebrate his opener for Celtic

Celtic stormed back to the top of the Scottish Premiership with a crushing 5-1 win over Kilmarnock, who had started the day at the summit.

James Forrest's first-time finish from Emilio Izaguirre's cross gave Brendan Rodgers' side the lead after just five minutes - the first goal Killie had conceded in five games.

Odsonne Edouard, Mikael Lustig and Ryan Christie saw Brendan Rodgers' side race into a 4-0 lead by the break but the visitors were on the scoresheet through Eamonn Brophy's penalty early in the second half.

Celtic's Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic celebrate

Forrest scored his second goal of the game in the 67th minute, pouncing on the loose ball after Christie had been brought down, to cap an emphatic victory.

Hearts moved level on points with third-placed Rangers as Peter Haring's 14th-minute header from Ollie Bozanic's cross was enough to secure a 1-0 win against Motherwell.

Hearts' Peter Haring (L) celebrates his goal with team-mate Steven MacLean

Two goals in three second-half minutes snatched St Johnstone a 2-0 win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

The Dons, who were 1-0 winners at Rangers in midweek, fell behind in the 71st minute when Joe Shaughnessy headed in a David Wotherspoon corner and Blair Alston added a quickfire second with a stunning curling strike.

Livingston came from a goal down to ease to a 3-1 victory over St Mirren.

Alfie Jones' first goal for the Saints put them in front in the 36th minute, with the on-loan Southampton defender nodding in an Adam Hammill free-kick.

It was 1-1 early in the second half when Scott Pittman's low drive beat goalkeeper Danny Rogers and the home side went ahead after 64 minutes when Ryan Hardie slammed in the loose ball after Pittman's shot had been saved.

Livingston's Ryan Hardie scored in the win over St Mirren

Livi substitute Jack McMillan looped a header against the crossbar but Craig Sibbald did add a third with two minutes remaining, turning the ball home after Rogers had spilled a Pittman effort.

Oli Shaw scored the only goal of the game as Hibernian claimed a 1-0 win at Hamilton.

Hibs lost Martin Boyle to injury on the stroke of half-time after he collided with Gary Woods and left the field on a stretcher.

Shaw broke the deadlock for Hibs in the 65th minute, neatly hooking a cross from Daryl Horgan past the goalkeeper.

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