Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick and Scott Brown netted his first aim in two years as holders Celtic eased past St Johnstone and into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Within the Zero.33 meeting of the Premiership sides in 12 days, Brendan Rodgers’ men had been two up interior 9 minutes due to Sinclair and Brown’s stunner.
James Forrest, then Sinclair, scored interior two minutes of every a technique of factual after the destroy. And Sinclair carried out his hat-trick when he latched on to a deflection within the St Johnstone field.
Celtic hold now won 24 consecutive domestic cup games below Rodgers as they aim for an unparalleled ‘treble-treble’.
This season, in six cup ties, they’ve scored Sixteen and conceded factual once.
Celtic earned laborious-fought 2-Zero wins in every of the previous two meetings, each within the league, nonetheless this time the Perth side provided little, apart from a Chris Kane effort that Scott Bain saved.
Tommy Wright’s side struggled to address Oliver Burke, who burst into rental and crossed for every of Sinclair’s first two targets.
Brown lashed high into the receive on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of his final aim – in a 6-Zero thrashing of Inverness CT within the identical competition.
And Forrest made no mistake from a tiny perspective after Jonny Hayes’ marauding go.