Date: 13th February 2020 at 12:30am
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Celtic turned another champion performance to crush Hearts 5-0 to underline their SPFL title credentials.

While the bhoys hit top form Steven Gerrard was left bemused as he watched his side lose 2-1 at Kilmarnock to fall 10 points the league leaders.

Neil Lennon returned to the starting XI that beat Motherwell 4-0 last week with Olivier Ntcham repaying the faith shown in him by opening the scoring on the half hour.

Hearts created a few chances before the break but were facing a damage limitation exercise 10 minutes into the second half thanks to goals from Chris Jullien and Callum McGregor.

Technically Hearts can take credit from stopping the Leigh Griffiths/Odsonne Edouard partnership from scoring but further goals from Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic emphasised the gap between top and bottom in the SPFL Premiership table.

On Saturday Hearts face Hamilton at the foot of the table while Celtic travel to Aberdeen the following day looking to extend their 100% record in 2020.