Celtic tops Aberdeen to reclaim first place

Celtic moved back into first place on Saturday, grabbing two second-half goals to cruise to a 2-0 defeat of Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium.

After scoreless opening period, Celtic looked as it may have been heading for a scoreless draw.

But Lassed Nouioui broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute with his first goal of the season before Charlie Mulgrew doubled the lead four minutes later, powering the Hoops into pole position in Scotland's top flight with 25 points on the season.

Aberdeen has dropped two of its last three league contests to remain third in the table with 21 points.

Elsewhere in Scottish Premier League action on Saturday, Hibernian dropped to second place with a shocking 3-1 defeat at Dundee, Daniel Grainger bagged the lone goal for Hearts in a 1-0 defeat of St. Mirren, and Ross County played to a 1-1 draw with St. Johnstone.