St Johnstone came as close as any side to ending Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run.
Records always have a habit of un-nerving teams with the prospect of joining the Lisbon Lions on 26 matches unbeaten having some effect on the Celtic performance.
St Johnstone had a major impact on how the hoops played with Tommy Wright getting the maximum out of his side and providing a blue print on how to play against Celtic.
They were fit, organised and aware with each player knowing their job and playing with confidence that they could match and beat their opponents.
Celtic had to work hard for everything they got, deep into the second half the visitors were still defending keenly, shutting down space and making sure that anything Celtic got they had to work for.
Nir Bitton headed against the post midway through the first half but when Dedryck Boyata got a similar chance in the 71st minute he buried the chance.
The winter break is now history, the boys are back and further history is out in front of them if they can maintain their winning run.