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Summary

  1. Stuart Armstrong scores from close range
  2. Armstrong & Griffiths both score within minute; Liam Lindsay pulls one back
  3. Callum McGregor adds fourth for Celtic
  4. Celtic move 11 points clear in the Premiership

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    We probably didn't see that coming after a cagey opening 45 minutes. Celtic produce an impressive second-half display to secure victory at Firhill and move 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

    Brendan Rodgers believes his side are showing greater attacking menace as the season progresses while his Partick Thistle counterpart Alan Archibald wants his players to be more ruthless in front of goal and tighter in defence. 

    Read Tom English's match report from Firhill here.

    Thanks for your company this evening. 

    We're back tomorrow to bring you coverage of five top-flight games including Ian Cathro's first competitive game as Hearts manager as they travel to Ibrox to face Rangers.  

    Saturday's Premiership games 

    • Aberdeen v St Johnstone 
    • Dundee v Ross County 
    • ICT v Hamilton
    • Motherwell v Kilmarnock 
    • Rangers v Hearts 

    Hope you can join us then. Cheers.

  2. Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald

    Partick 1-4 Celtic

    "We made it tough for ourselves. You can't give good sides goals. We struggled with the basics tonight; we gave them goals. 

    "We offered very little in the final third and that's very disappointing. We didn't have that belief. We've got to keep believing and we're not adrift [at the foot of the Premiership table]." 

    Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald
    Image caption: "We struggled with the basics tonight..."
  3. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

    Partick Thistle 1-4 Celtic

    "An outstanding result for us. I don't think Partick had conceded two goals in a game (before tonight) The first half was in fits and starts but we got a good goal [through Stuart Armstrong] and changed a couple of things at half time to help us in the build-up." 

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: Brendan Rodgers hailed an "outstanding" result for Celtic

    "I can see the development: the relationship between the training and the games. We've got goals in the team and we're aggressive when we attack.

    "The team's maturing, staying composed and calm under pressure."

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  5. FULL-TIME Partick 1-4 Celtic

    Handshakes all round at a floodlit Firhill as Celtic move 11 points clear at the top of the Premiership with a convincing second-half display.

  6. ADDED TIME

    Partick Thistle 1-4 Celtic

    We're into a minute of added time at Firhill as the visitors ping the ball about in their own half.

  7. Partick Thistle 1-4 Celtic

    Another one for Leigh Griffiths? No, the pint-sized Celtic striker, with legs going like an excitable hamster's on a wheel, speeds into the Partick penalty area but his shot finds the side-netting. 

  8. GOAL Partick 1-4 Celtic (McGregor)

    The visitors have stepped it up a gear and it's grim viewing for the hosts. Moments after Ade Azeez's Platoon moment, Celtic hit on the counter as Emilio Izaguirre flicks a pitching wedge of a cross back into the path of the onrushing Callum McGregor, and the midfielder fires a dart beyond Tomas Cerny.

  9. YELLOW CARD

    Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic

    Another through ball makes uncomfortable viewing for Celtic's defence. Substitute Ade Azeez is onto it in a flash but a theatrical tumble as Craig Gordon comes out to block sees the Partick man booked by whistler Craig Thomson.

  10. GREAT SAVE!

    Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic

    Tomas Cerny, what a save! Celtic carve open the Partick defence with a flowing move as Gamboa's cross tees up substitute Dembele but the French striker sees his rasping drive superbly pushed away by Cerny. 

  11. Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic

    Another couple of substutions: Azeez replaces Doolan for the hosts and Dembele trots on for Roberts.

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  13. Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic

    While the first half was nip and tuck with space on the ball at a premium, the second has ushered in wide-open encounter with chances aplenty. Three goals since the break with the promise of a few more. Can Partick Thistle test Celtic again with another set piece or will the visitors extend their lead?