Commons on the double as Celtic enter winter break on a high

Anthony Stokes also on scoresheet in 4-0 victory

Celtic’s Kris Commons scores the first of his two goals  during the Scottish Premier League match against St Mirren at  St Mirren Park. Photograph:   Danny Lawson/PA

Celtic’s Kris Commons scores the first of his two goals during the Scottish Premier League match against St Mirren at St Mirren Park. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

 

St Mirren 0 Celtic 4: Kris Commons took his tally for the season to 17 with a double as Celtic hammered St Mirren in their Scottish Premiership clash in Paisley.

Hoops manager Neil Lennon was looking for one big effort from his players before they fly out to Turkey on Monday for a winter break – albeit they are scheduled to play two games in the Antalya Cup, a tournament which also involves Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Dutch champions Ajax.

And he got the performance he wanted against a Saints side who battled hard but who were ultimately outclassed.

Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew, who, along with Commons, had struck the woodwork in the first half, opened the scoring in the 52nd minute to break the Buddies’ resistance.

Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes grabbed a second in the 58th minute before Commons grabbed a quickfire brace as the Hoops extended their unbeaten league run to 20 games on their march towards the title.

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