Sep 28, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​Rugby Park
Kilmarnock
2-5
Celtic
Clingan (35'), Clohessy (42')
Pascali (47')
FT(HT: 2-3)
Commons (19'), Samaras (24', 26', 88'), Balde (90')
Lustig (63'), Balde (91')

Result: Georgios Samaras scores hat-trick for Celtic

Georgios Samaras scores a hat-trick to lead Celtic to a 5-2 win over Kilmarnock.

Celtic secured a 5-2 win at Kilmarnock in the early kickoff on Saturday, with Georgios Samaras scoring a hat-trick.

The visitors raced into a three-goal lead with Kris Commons and Samaras finding the net with a double, before being pegged back to 2-3 at the interval.

However, they secured the three points with late goals from the Greek star and Amido Balde.

With the hosts running out of steam at the end, the defending champions moved to the top of the table for the first time this season.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon on the touchline against AC Milan during the Champions League group match on September 18, 2013
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