KILMARNOCK 0  CELTIC 1 (Sun, Feb 17, 2019)

CELTIC moved eight points clear at the top in the most dramatic of circumstances at Rugby Park.

It was heading for a scoreless stalemate when substitutes Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo combined to win a corner-kick in the 89th minute. Callum McGregor’s right-wing effort dropped to Scott Brown who fired in the winner.

The skipper went behind the goal to celebrate with the travelling fans and copped a second yellow card from referee Bobby Madden who had earlier sent off Killie defender Kirk Broadfoot for a high challenge on the Hoops captain.

Until Brown struck, it looked as though the game was ebbing away from the champions with two points drifting away.

Now they are only nine successive victories away from their eighth consecutive Premiership crown.

TEAM: Bain; Toljan, Boyata, Ajer, Hayes; Brown, McGregor; Forrest (sub: Weah 77), Christie (sub: Bayo 89); Sinclair; Edouard (sub: Burke 68).

*TOMORROW: Another key game on the way to title No.8.

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