SPL roundup: Celtic increase lead to 18 points

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates his winning penalty on December 5, 2012
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Celtic go 18 points clear at the top of the SPL thanks to a 3-1 win over second-placed Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Celtic moved 18 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League after they beat nearest rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1.

Kris Commons, Rami Gershon and Miku all scored for the Hoops as they underlined their superiority in this division.

Former Manchester City player Willo Flood grabbed a goal in Dundee United's 3-1 win over 10-man Hearts.

Fraser Kerr and Keith Lashley also saw red in the final five minutes for Motherwell as Kilmarnock beat the third-placed side 2-0.

In the other fixture, Aberdeen and St. Mirren played out a goalless draw at Pittodrie.

Results in full: Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-3 Celtic, Aberdeen 0-0 St. Mirren, Dundee United 3-1 Hearts, Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates his winning penalty on December 5, 2012
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4Aberdeen22004136
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6RangersRangers21014403
7Ross County21013303
8Hearts210124-23
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10Partick Thistle200214-30
11Motherwell200226-40
12Dundee200215-40