Celtic thumped second-in-the-table Aberdeen to establish an eight-point cushion over the Dons at the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers's side ran out 3-0 winners to further eliminate the prospect that their demoralising 4-0 defeat at Hearts seven days ago, which ended a 69-match unbeaten run, would slightly derail their domestic campaign.
Mikael Lustig opened the scoring on 40 minutes, before Jonny Hayes, who left Aberdeen in a £1.3 million summer move, added a second for what was his first goal for Celtic.
And Olivier Ntcham put the result beyond doubt in the 75th minute to ensure that Rodgers's troops will boast a healthy advantage at the top during Christmas.
The likes of Ntcham and Hayes will get the headlines, but captain Scott Brown played a huge role in the win and Celtic fans have been raving about his display on Twitter.
@ScottBrown8 was the best player on the pitch today by a mile. He’s also been the best player in Scotland this year by the length of London Road. Give him the POTY awards just now as he’s an outstanding player & leader #Celtic pic.twitter.com/QdaVW4x1vn— Electronic Tims (@ETimsNet) December 23, 2017
Big performance from The Bhoys today. @MDembele_10 showed why he’s the best centre forward at the club. Ajer has earned a run in the team. Delighted for big @OlivierNtcham too. Scott Brown outstanding yet again— Brother Celtic (@BrotherCeltic) December 23, 2017
Outstanding performance (again)today from Scott Brown!☘️ pic.twitter.com/LoCEweVS9W— ScotPatsFan (@Scotpatsfan) December 23, 2017
Scott brown outstanding every game he plays him and ntcham should start every week— Sb (@stevenblack_) December 23, 2017