By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roy Keane scored his first Celtic goal as the SPL leaders beat Falkirk at Parkhead.Roy Keane scored his first Celtic goal to set his new club on their way to a narrow 2-1 victory over Falkirk, while Rangers lost further ground as they were beaten 2-0 at Aberdeen.
Hibernian took full advantage of the Gers' slip, thrashing Livingston 7-0 at Easter Road to move above Alex McLeish's side and into third place.
Celtic moved 10 points clear of Hearts in second place with their win at Parkhead. Keane broke the deadlock in the 34th minute before Stephen McManus added a second a minute before half time.
Kenny Milne pulled a goal back for the visitors with seven minutes remaining, but Celtic held on for the three points.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen scored two first half goals to condemn Rangers to their sixth SPL defeat of the campaign.
Former Celtic midfielder Jamie Smith opened the scoring in the 34th minute before Steve Lovell added the second and completed the scoring two minutes before the interval.
Hibs are now seven points behind Edinburgh rivals Hearts after their demolition of Livi, which included two goals apiece for Derek Riordan and Steven Fletcher.
Chris Killen set them on their way in the 19th minute with his second goal since his move from Oldham before Riordan gave them a two-goal advantage at the break.
Garry O'Connor made it three shortly after the interval and after Riordan's penalty made it four, David Mackay put through his own goal on 70 minutes.
Fletcher brought up the half dozen in the last minute of normal time before grabbing his second in the first minute of stoppage time.
Inverness battled back from two goals down at Dunfermline to earn a 2-2 draw thanks to late goals from Craig Dargo, from the penalty spot, and Dennis Wyness, who equalised two minutes from time.
Two goals in two minutes had given the home side a solid lead with just 11 minutes on the clock. Noel Hunt hit the first before Mark Burchill added a second.
Finally, Gary Wales scored either side of half time to give Kilmarnock a 2-0 win over Motherwell. The victory puts Killie within five points of Rangers.