Celtic 3-0 Dundee United - Mackay-Steven haunts former club, Guidetti on scoresheet

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Celtic coasted to a 3-0 win over Dundee United this afternoon.

Celtic tightened their grip on the Scottish Premiership title with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dundee United at Celtic Park this afternoon.

The Bhoys faced Jackie McNamara's men for the fourth game in a row having previously played against them in the Scottish Cup twice, Scottish League Cup final and now in the league today.

After recently slipping up against St. Johnstone in the league, it was imperative that the Bhoys got back to winning ways today - and that's just what they did.

It was a first half blitz from Ronny Deila's men, with all three goals in the 3-0 win coming in the opening 45 minutes; and in almost inevitable fashion, it was former Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven who scored the opener, almost three months after leaving Tannadice for Celtic.

Striker John Guidetti the made it two with a deflected drive from the edge of the box, which flew into the top corner of the goal, giving Radoslaw Cierzniak no chance.

Defender Jason Denayer then continued his fine scoring form with the third goal, sealing a convincing win for Celtic, leaving them five points clear of Aberdeen with a game in hand.

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