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Summary

  1. Griffiths nets his 13th goal of the season
  2. Boyata header & Commons double
  3. Captain Brown adds late fifth goal
  4. Champions on course to move four points clear at the top
  5. United five points adrift at the bottom
  6. FT: St Mirren 0-1 Rangers
  7. Rangers make it 11 Championship wins in a row

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Thanks for your company today as Celtic and Rangers both consolidated their positions at the top of the Premiership and Championship respectively.

Join us again on Tuesday for coverage of the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals as Inverness Caledonian Thistle host neighbours Ross County and St Johnstone travel to face Championship outfit Greenock Morton.

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

We have run out of time, so you will have to read the match reaction story later on the website to find out Mixu Paatelainen's thoughts.

His side remain five points adrift of Partick Thistle at the foot of the Premiership table.

Next week, they host a Ross County side who have been impressive this season despite their 2-0 reverse away to Hearts yesterday.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila on Kieran Tierney

"It is great to get players like that into the team coming from the academy.

"He can go all the way. I have high hopes for him."

Celtic manager Ronny Deila on Kris Commons

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

"Very pleased. He was very good. He worked hard defensively and was very dangerous going forward.

"I am happy that we have him for one and a half years more."

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

"Very pleasing. The boys answered after Thursdays.

"Lot of good performances, a good team spirit and I am very proud of the boys."

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

"I don't think United fans would have had much hope of winning here, but they and Mixu Paatelainen would have at least hoped for a good performance. However, Celtic could have scored more goals today and that is a worry for United."

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

United have still not won at Celtic Park since Boxing Day 1992.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Pat Bonner

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

"Celtic have done well today and reaction well from the disappointment of Thursday night.

"Dundee United have been poor - they have set up defensively, which is not like them - and Celtic have exploited it."

FT: Celtic 5-0 Dundee United

Celtic secure a comprehensive win over a Dundee United side bereft of life and guile to increase their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to four points over Aberdeen.

GOAL

Celtic 5-0 Dundee United (Scott Brown)

Scott Brown celebrates scoring Celtic's fifth goal
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Celtic captain Scott Brown scored his side's fifth goal against Dundee United

Celtic captain Scott Brown takes matters into his own hand in search of a fifth goal and he weaves his way into the penalty box and fires past Luis Zuik via a deflection off midfielder Aaron Kuhl 's head.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

It is substitute midfielder Tom Rogic's turn to just miss the target with a header after being set up by Gary Mackay-Steven.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Substitute Nadir Ciftci goes close to scoring against his former club, but the Celtic striker's brave header goes just over the crossbar.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

"It has been very comfortable for Celtic all afternoon. In many ways, it has been attack versus defence."

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport at Celtic Park

"Dundee United completely gone now and passes are going all over the place.

"Jozo Simunovic with a rasping shot that stung the gloves of Zwick from distance.

"Dare I say, it reminded me a little of the way Virgil Van Dyk would often come forward and unleash a shot."

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MBEHAN: "People say Commons has too high an opinion of himself. Well, it's justified with his contribution to the team."

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Jozo Simunovic sends a superb long-range drive towards the United goal, but Luis Zwick produces a fine save to prevent the defender scoring on his home debut.

YELLOW CARD

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Jozo Simunovic is left with a sore head himself after coming into the back of United striker Billy Mckay and the Celtic defender's pain is enhanced by a booking.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Kieran Tierney has impressed for Celtic today and the 18-year-old left-back goes close to capping his performance with a goal as his shot slides wide of the far post.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Kris Commons is, indeed, brought off by manager Ronny Deila, but this time there is no anger as he receives an ovation from the fans as he is replaced with Tom Rogic amid a raft of substitutions by both teams.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

A Sean Dillon block prevents Leigh Griffiths adding a fifth goal and Stefan Johansen forces a fine save from Luis Zwick and Gary Mackay-Steven flashes a shot across the face of goal as Celtic pile on the pressure.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Kris Commons celebrates scoring against Dundee United
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Kris Commons has scored twice against Dundee United at Celtic Park

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport at Celtic Park

"A textbook Kris Commons goal. Runs along the edge of the box, finds a yard of space and curls a cracker into the top left-hand corner. I'm assuming he probably won't be subbed this time."

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Kris Commons goes close to extending Celtic's lead after some great work from full-back Kieran Tierney.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Kris Commons comes to Celtic's rescue at the other end of the park as he clears off the line from a corner after an effort from substitute Adam Taggart, who nearly makes an immediate impact.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

On-loan Fulham striker Adam Taggart is brought on to replace Darko Bodul as United manager Mixu Paatelainen tries to stem the tide.

GOAL

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United (Kris Commons)

Kris Commons is on a hat-trick now
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United fail to clear a corner and Kris Commons thumps the ball superbly into the top far corner of the net for the midfielder's second goal of the game.

Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

United manager Mixu Paatelainen has pushed Darko Bodul up front beside Billy Mckay in an attempt to pose more of a threat and ease the pressure.

Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport at Celtic Park

"The second half has started as the first finished, with Celtic in full flow and United firmly on the ropes.

"Mackay-Steven had already hit the post and Armstrong watched his latest effort sail just wide. A long 45 minutes ahead for Mixu Paatelainen's side."

Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

Stuart Armstrong fires across the face of goal when the midfielder should have hit the target. A let off for United.

KICK-OFF

Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

Celtic get the second half underway and Gary Mackay-Steven almost scores straight from the kick-off as his shot strikes the post and off goalkeeper Luis Zwick for a corner.

HT: Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

Leigh Griffiths opens the scoring for Celtic
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Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring for Celtic against Dundee United

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

HT: Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

"It is damage limitation for United now. They are at the bottom for a reason and their confidence looks shot. They have been holding their 25-yard line and yet they are still down three goals. But, if you open up, you could lose five, six or seven, which could be embarrassing."

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Pat Bonner

HT: Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

"Dundee United came with a plan. That plan hasn't worked. They defended well for half an hour and then some hesitation from the goalkeeper for the first goal and it is all downhill from there."

HT: Celtic 3-0 Dundee United

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport at Celtic Park

"No controversy about that decision. Fraser brought down Tierney in the box and up stepped Kris Commons to blast in number three from the spot. Zwick no chance. Game over now."

GOAL

Celtic 3-0 Dundee United (Kris Commons)

Kris Commons makes it 3-0 from the spot
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Kris Commons well and truly puts behind the midweek row in Norway and thumps his spot kick past Luis Zwick to put Celtic in total command.

PENALTY

Celtic 2-0 Dundee United

Scott Fraser upends Kieran Tierney inside the United penalty box.

Celtic 2-0 Dundee United

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport at Celtic Park

"It looks like game over here already as Dedryck Boyata heads powerfully past Luis Zwick.

"United all over the place and the home side continue to pile on the pressure."

GOAL

Celtic 2-0 Dundee United (Dedryck Boyata)

Dedryk Boyata celebrates his goal for Celtic
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Dedryck Boyata's glancing header extends Celtic's lead as the defender pushes aside his marker to meet a Stuart Armstrong free-kick into the penalty box.

Celtic 1-0 Dundee United

Leigh Griffiths' snap shot is well held by goalkeeper Luis Zwick as Celtic continue to look for a second goal.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Peter Houston

Celtic 1-0 Dundee United

"United need to take some pressure off themselves and get up the pitch. It is a hard task for Billy Mckay up there on his own."