Dundee U 0 – 2 Celtic


Celtic restored their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership after second-half goals from Jota and Aaron Mooy gave them a 2-0 win at Dundee United.

It was landmark victory for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou who won his 50th Scottish Premiership game in just 61 matches.

The Hoops won 9-0 on their last visit to Tannadice in late August but were frustrated until the 51st minute when Jota headed in from a tight angle to open the scoring.

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Celtic make the breakthrough early in the second half as Jota heads in from close range

Mooy then doubled the lead from the penalty spot just five minutes later after United defender Kieran Freeman had handled in the area following a VAR check.

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Mooy doubles Celtic’s advantage when he steps up to take a penalty and sends Birighitti the wrong way

Celtic are now unbeaten in the league since mid-September and also have a goal difference that is 23 better off than second-placed Rangers.

Dundee United, meanwhile, sit 10th and are only above Ross County and Kilmarnock on goal difference.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Dundee United are away to Kilmarnock in their next Scottish Premiership match on February 1, while Celtic host Livingston on the same night.

Both games kick-off at 7.45pm.

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