After too many suffering Sunday’s Celtic came good against Kilmarnock to give their watching fans some festive cheer.
Over the previous Sabbaths Ross County and St Johnstone had exposed Celtic’s frailties but with the Lille factor kicking in the hoops are less predictable with Neil Lennon’s new look side too strong for Killie in every department.
Odsonne Edouard and Chris Jullien had early chances to open the scoring but Kilmarnock settled into the game and reached the break without losing a goal.
The second half was a different story with Celtic creating a couple of early chances as they increased the tempo with the ball regularly delivered into the visitor’s penalty box.
In the 57th minute the breakthrough came when Moi Elyounoussi cut in from the left with his low right foot shot taking a deflection into the net.
There was no debate about the second goal when Shane Duffy headed powerfully home from a well delivered David Turnbull corner.
It was a solid performance from Lennon’s side, giving the players and support confidence going into Sunday’s Scottish Cup Final against Hearts.