Aug 16, 2014 at 12.45pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Dundee UtdDundee United
Denayer (4'), Commons (27'), Johansen (34'), Stokes (54'), Inge Berget (62', 91')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Rankin (71')
Paton (16'), Fojut (47'), Morris (58')

Result: Celtic hit six past Dundee United

Celtic score six goals in their first home match of the Scottish Premiership season, beating Dundee United 6-1 at Parkhead.

Celtic have thrashed Dundee United 6-1 in their first home game of the new Scottish Premiership season this afternoon.

Charlie Mulgrew of Celtic celebrates after he scores during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Celtic and Dundee United, at Celtic Park on August 16, 2014© Getty Images

Celtic needed less than five minutes to open the scoring as new signing Jason Denayer made the most of the Scottish champions' early dominance to fire in from close range.

Ronny Deila's men continued to see the majority of the ball and doubled their lead with less than half-an-hour gone when Kris Commons headed in from an Anthony Stokes corner.

Stefan Johansen made it three just six minutes later, stealing the ball on the edge of the box before drilling it into the back of the net.

Jo Inge Berget came close to adding a fourth just before the break when he struck the crossbar, while Radoslaw Cierzniak denied Stokes in first-half stoppage time.

Celtic's formidable display continued after the break as Charlie Mulgrew guided in a Stokes free kick less than 10 minutes after the restart.

Cardiff City loanee Berget made amends for his first-half miss with just over an hour gone, headed the ball home from an Efe Ambrose cross.

The visitors got one back in the 71st minute when John Rankin had a shot deflected into the back of the Celtic goal.

However, Celtic continued to apply the pressure, and added a sixth in stoppage time as Berget completed his brace, securing an emphatic win for the champions in their first home match of the season.

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons celebrates after a goal against Shakhtar Karagandy on August 28, 2013
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