P GD PTS
1 Celtic 22 29 53
2 Rangers 22 28 51
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3 Motherwell 20 0 34
4 Hearts 22 10 32
5 St Johnstone 21 6 32
6 Dundee Utd 22 -4 26
7 Kilmarnock 21 -4 26
8 St Mirren 22 -6 26
9 Aberdeen 22 -4 24
10 Inverness CT 21 -12 19
11 Hibernian 21 -17 15
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12 Dunfermline 20 -26 14

Celtic beat rangers 1-0 to take them to the top of the Scottish Premier table. Celtic dominated the second half and Ledley crashed in a header from a corner (took by Charlie Mulgrew) in the 52nd minute. Rangers offered little reaction and Celtic made its ninth league win in a row with ease. After having trailed by 15 points on the 5th November, albeit with two games in hand, Celtic went into the New Year with a two-point lead in the title race.

Through the match Celtic managed to gain 56% position (mainly through the second half). Celtic also had 9 on target attempts whereas Rangers only managed 2. Rangers also gave a mass of 22 fouls leading to 5 minuets extra time.

Celtic beat Dunfermline 3-0 on 2nd of January to retain their 2 point lead on Rangers thanks to goals from Stokes, Mulgrew and Wanyama. Celtic once again retained most (59%) of the possession throughout the match having 3 attempts on target. Dunfermline had no on target attempts and this now leaves them in 12th place with 14 points only 1 point behind Hibernian.

by Sophie McCormack

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