Celtic hit three against Dundee United

Dundee United's Radoslaw Cierzniak foils Celtic's Kris Commons
Dundee United's Radoslaw Cierzniak foils Celtic's Kris Commons
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CELTIC 3 DUNDEE UTD 0

Dundee United went down without much of a fight as Celtic cruised to a 3-0 Scottish Premiership win in the fourth meeting between the clubs in 14 days.

The previous three clashes, including a 2-0 Scottish League Cup final win for the Hoops at Hampden Park and a 4-0 win in a William Hill Scottish Cup replay, brought six red cards - four for the Tannadice men - amid a war of words.

However, first-half goals from former United player Gary Mackay-Steven, returning striker John Guidetti and defender Jason Denayer had United chastened, with the second half at Parkhead a non-event.

Ronny Deila’s side moved five points clear of second-placed Aberdeen with a game in hand over the Dons and remain on course for the domestic treble.