Celtic made it three SPFL wins on the bounce with a 2-0 home win over St Johnstone to move to a point behind the three joint league leaders.
Giorgos Giakoumakis and Josip Juranovic came into the side that beat Ferenvaros in midweek and rewarded Ange Postecoglou with a goal in each half.
It was the former VVV Venlo striker that broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when he eagerly slammed home a cross from Tony Ralston with the visitors threatening to snuff Celtic out.
Giakoumakis played through the centre and showed more than enough to demonstrate that he will be very useful in the months ahead.
St Johnstone befitted from some erratic refereeing from Nick Walsh when Chris Kane was only booked for kicking out at the grounded Cameron Carter-Vickers in the 75th minute.
Five minutes later substitute Mikey Johnston was felled in the box with Juranovic sending Zander Clark the wrong way to ensure that Celtic picked up full points.
Brilliant overall performance. Looking solid at the back. Carter-Vickers bullied their forwards all game. Looking good Celtic. ?
— Nikki Gallagher ? (@nikkigallagher_) October 23, 2021
Every Bhoys,great work! ???
We achieved to finish today’s game with clean sheet.
We got very good results.
Continue this in the next game??
— ?? (@laughatm14) October 23, 2021
Glad big gorgeous got his goal
— Kleatus ??????? (@SirKleatus) October 23, 2021
Was there even an opposition? Celtic bossed this game..
— George Stama (@gstama81) October 23, 2021
Announce Ralston 23 year deal
— JC ?? (@JC67CFC) October 23, 2021
Solid at the back!! Good win!
Starfelt had a fantastic game.. bug CCV looks like the real deal..bullied their forwards all day long
1 POINT OFF THE MARK NOW!!! Hail hail
Onwards we go to Easter road.. will be a tough game
— Joe Wheeler (@JoeWhee64323405) October 23, 2021