Celtic handles Inverness

Updated: February 9, 2013

Celtic increased its margin atop the
Scottish Premier League to a comfortable 18 points on Saturday with a 3-1
victory over Inverness at Caledonian Stadium.

Celtic have not lost in league play since a 1-0 setback to Inverness on Nov.
24, a span of 11 consecutive matches.

The home side opened the scoring 10 minutes in though Nick Ross, but the Hoops
equalized 10 minutes later when Kris Commons powered one past Inverness
goalkeeper Ryan Esson.

After the break, the league leaders sealed the result with goals from Rami
Gershon in the 48th minute, and Miku eight minutes from time.

Inverness remains in a distant second place on 37 points.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Aberdeen and St. Mirren played to a 0-0 draw at
Pittodrie Stadium, while goals from Johnny Russell, Willo Flood and Michael
Gardyne were enough to give Dundee United a 3-1 result over Hearts at
Tannadice Park.

Rounding out Saturday’s action, Kilmarnock picked up an own goal from
Steven Hammell and a 71st-minute tally from William Gross to secure a 2-0
win over Motherwell at Rugby Park.