Glasgow, Scotland – Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama scored in 1 on Saturday for its 11 straight win in the Scottish Premier League.
Hooper netted his 12th goal of the season after 12 minutes and Wanyama scored in the 17th, as Celtic remained two points clear of second-place Rangers. The Bhoys are unbeaten in 14 straight league matches.
Rangers put pressure on Celtic with a 2-1 win over St. Johnstone in the early match Saturday, but Hooper eased the nerves at Parkhead after just 12 minutes with the opening goal.
Celtic opened the scoring after a mistake from defender Sean Dillon, and with Anthony Stokes delivering an accurate cross, Hooper was able to slot home from about 15 yards.
Wanyama doubled the lead 5 minutes later following a short corner, as Emilio Izaguirre delivered the pass and the 21-year-old headed past Dundee goalkeeper Dusan Pernis.
John Rankin put the match in doubt 5 minutes after half as he sent a long shot in off the post past Celtic goalie Fraser Forster, but Dundee could not follow with a second goal as the hosts held on for their 18th win.
Dundee has just one win in its last five and is in the lower half of the table in seventh place.
Rangers 2, St. Johnstone 1
Perth, Scotland - Nikica Jelavic scored two more goals to extend his lead atop the Scottish Premier League scoring charts as Rangers downed St. Johnstone 2-1 on Saturday at McDiarmid Park.
Jelavic scored in the 24th and 80th minutes for his 15th and 16th league goals this season as Rangers overcame an own goal from Carlos Bocanegra in a game it otherwise controlled.
Rangers had lost two straight road matches in league play, but the win kept it two points behind first-place Celtic, which ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 win over Dundee United on Saturday.
Jelavic fired Rangers in front before the half-hour mark when he collected a deflected shot from Steven Davis to score from close range.
Bocanegra gifted the goal back on 68 minutes when he misdirected a header from Johnstone's Marcus Haber into his own net.
Jelavic rescued all three points when he poached another goal in the 80th, as Murray Davidson's header dropped off the crossbar to him inside the 6-yard box and he fired home from just a few yards.
St. Johnstone had its two-game win streak snapped as it fell 25 points off the pace of Celtic in fifth place.
Hibernian 3, Dunfermline 2
Dunfermline, Scotland - Leigh Griffiths completed his brace in the 83rd minute - just after Liam Buchanan tied the match - as Hibernian moved four points out of last place with a 3-2 win over Dunfermline on Saturday.
Hibs ended a nine-game winless streak and pushed Dunfermline's winless skid to eight games as it left the promoted side buried four points from safety at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League table.
Dunfermline could have climbed off the foot of the standings with a victory at East End Park, but after Andy Kirk scored early and Buchanan equalized late, it failed both times to secure even a point at home.
Griffiths canceled out Kirk's goal after 33 minutes, and Garry O'Connor scored his ninth goal of the season in the 74th to put Hibs in front. Buchanan pulled Dunfermline level on 82 minutes, but Griffiths added the winner seconds later.
Hearts 5, St. Mirren 2
Edinburgh, Scotland - Marius Zaliukas scored in the opening minute for Hearts and was sent off after 12 minutes, but Rudi Skacel's hat trick rescued a full three points Saturday in a 5-2 win over St. Mirren at Tynecastle Stadium.
Paul McGowan's penalty in the 13th and Steve Thompson's goal after 19 minutes put St. Mirren in front, but Skacel scored the first of his three in the 22nd and added two more in the second half. John Sutton capped the win in the 90th.
Hearts extended its unbeaten streak to five matches with its fourth win during the stretch, and climbed to third in the Scottish Premier League standings.
St. Mirren has just one win in its last six, as it remained in the bottom half of the table.
Aberdeen 0, Kilmarnock 0
Aberdeen, Scotland - Aberdeen added a draw to its recent run of good form, 0-0 Saturday against Kilmarnock at the Pittodrie Stadium in the Scottish Premier League.
Aberdeen has just one loss in its last six games, with three wins and two ties in that span, as it tries to move closer to the top half following a bad start to the season.
The Dons enjoyed more possession against Killie, but failed to turn that into many chances. Kilmarnock, which built on a victory in its last game, was able trouble Aberdeen goalie Jason Brown with three shots, but without success.
Aberdeen is ninth in the standings, just two points behind sixth-place Killie.
Inverness 1, Motherwell 0
Motherwell, Scotland - Gregory Tade's eighth goal of the season gave Inverness a 1-0 victory over Motherwell on Saturday at Fir Park in the Scottish Premier League.
Tade scored the lone goal off a cross from Nick Ross as he drove a shot to the top-left corner from the edge of the area.
Inverness climbed eight points clear of last-place Dunfermline, which lost 3-2 to Hibernian. Motherwell saw its winless streak reach four matches, as it fell to fourth in the standings.