Celtic’s Perfect Start to 2024 in Paisley: Rodgers’ Men Defeat St. Mirren 3-0, Extend Lead Over Rangers

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Celtic got back to business after the highs of an Old Firm derby win with a 3-0 victory at St. Mirren. 

Daizen Maeda netted in the first minute and Matt O’Riley doubled their lead five minutes later to give the Scottish Premiership leaders a perfect start in Paisley. 

Toyosi Olusanya made the mountain harder to climb for his St. Mirren team-mates when he got sent off in first-half stoppage-time. 

And Celtic made good on their advantage, with Greg Taylor scoring on the hour mark.

The result means Celtic move eight points clear of bitter rivals Rangers. 

More to follow.  

Match stats 

ST MIRREN: (3-5-2) Hemming 7, Bolton 5, Gogic 5, Taylor 5; Fraser 5, Boyd-Munce 6 (Greive 78) Flynn 6; Tanser 5, Kiltie 5 (Bwomono 65); Olusanya 4, Mandron 5 (Ayunga 65).

Scorers:

Booked:

Sent off: Olusanya.

Manager: Stephen Robinson.

CELTIC: (4–3-3) Hart 7; Johnston 7, Nawrocki 6.5 (Lagerbielke 63) Scales 7, Taylor 7, McGregor 7.5, O’Riley8, Bernardo 7.5 (Hatate 71) Palma 7 (Yang 55), Furuhashi 6 (Oh 71) Maeda 7 (Abada 63).

Scorers: Maeda 1, O’Riley 6, Taylor 60.

Booked:

Manager: Brendan Rodgers.

Referee: David Munro.

Attendance: 6943.

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