Goal glut puts Bhoys in ascendancy
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
CELTIC moved back to the top of the SPL and, perhaps more importantly, boosted their goal difference with a 6-2 win over Dundee.
The Bhoys were briefly threatened when Barry Smith cancelled out Henrik Larsson`s opener, but Martin O`Neill`s side ultimately cantered to victory and took their goal difference above title rivals Rangers` in the process.
Larsson fired Celtic in front with a close range effort, but Barry Smith stunned the Parkhead crowd with a fine leveller on 25 minutes.
The equaliser sparked Celtic into life and Alan Thompson fired in two goals, one a shot and the other a header, inside five minutes to kill off Dundee.
Celtic did not ease off and talented youngster Shaun Maloney (pictured) grabbed a brace, the latter a superb curling effort, as the Bhoys boosted their goals tally.
A rare source netted the sixth, with defensive rock Johan Mjallby finding the target, but a late defensive lapse let in Lee Mair for an injury-time consolation that could yet prove vital in the title race.