Celtic made it 26 Scottish Premiership wins out of 27 on Wednesday night with a 4-0 stroll against bottom side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Inverness are, in fact, the only side to have taken points from Brendan Rodgers’ outfit this season with a 2-2 draw in September, but there were no such problems for Celtic at the Caledonian Stadium on Wednesday.
As ever, breakout star Moussa Dembélé was on hand to inflict a large amount of the damage, and scored his 30th and 31 goals of the season in the rout.
However, it was the Frenchman’s first which showcased the vast difference in quality between the two sides, mere seconds into the second half. With the Bhoys already 1-0 up thanks to Scott Sinclair’s goal just before half time, the 20-year-old striker came out all guns blazing just after the restart.
Dembélé capitalised on not one, but two lapses in concentration straight from the kick-off -including an absolute howler from Inverness keeper Owain Fon Williams – to sidefoot the ball into an empty net.
Celtic went on to score two more, including Dembélé’s second, over the course of the second half to open up a 27-point gap between themselves and second-placed Aberdeen. Indeed, on current form, they will have the title wrapped up well before the league splits in half in the middle of April – in fact, there is a real possibility that they will be crowned champions with a win against Rangers on the 12th of March.