Celtic turned on the style to bury Motherwell 5-0 in the SPFL at Fir Park.
Five days after hitting seven past Hearts Neil Lennon’s side maintained the same high standards against Stuart McCall’s side.
Celtic lost twice in three visits to Motherwell last season but a repeat never looked in store although it took until the 43rd minute to break the deadlock when Kris Commons back-heeled the ball into the net after link up play from Teemu Pukki and Anthony Stokes.
The hoops should have been awarded a penalty earlier when Stevie Hammell handled a cross from Scott Brown but referee Stevie McLean awarded a corner rather than point to the penalty spot.
While Motherwell had a bad night it was McLean who put in the worst performance of the day handing out a second half booking to Pukki after he was clearly chopped in the penalty box.
That incident came shortly after Efe Ambrose’s header had put Celtic 2-0 in front with the defender celebrating his goal with a quadruple flip to the delight of his team-mates.
Among the many highlights of the performance the return to form of Emilio Izaguirre was one of the most pleasing with the left-back creating goal number three for Commons with a stinging drive that fell perfectly for the club’s top scorer.
Stokes scored Celtic’s fourth from a perfectly weighted pass from Pukki with Bahrudin Atajic scoring his first goal for the club with a neat chip in the 87th minute to complete a memorable night in the Lanarkshire winter.