GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic's charge to the Scottish Premiership title progressed without hindrance as the champions won 1-0 at St. Johnstone on Thursday.
Defender Virgil van Dijk's goal after five minutes ensured Celtic stayed 11 points clear at the top.
Motherwell went second after Lionel Ainsworth's goal clinched a 1-0 win at Aberdeen.
Inverness dropped to third after drawing 0-0 at Partick on the packed Boxing Day program.
St. Mirren pulled off a surprise 4-1 victory over Dundee United, for which Keith Watson was sent off, while Hibernian beat Ross County 2-0, and Kilmarnock routed Hearts 4-0.