Celtic extend SPL lead
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic took another step towards the SPL title with a 2-1 win over Inverness.
Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to a massive 17 points with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Inverness.
The home side dominated the early exchanges, but were made to wait until the 35th minute before taking the lead through Stephen McManus.
Shaun Maloney then secured the points after 79 minutes, scoring a stunning free kick which left Inverness keeper Mark Brown rooted to the spot.
Inverness grabbed an injury time consolation when Richard Hart fired home, but there was no time to force an equaliser.
The result leaves Thistle in sixth place in the SPL, while Celtic can wrap up the league title with victories in their next two games.
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