Celtic return top with win at Livingston ahead of crunch Old Firm clash

Celtic returned to the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 3-0 win at bottom side Livingston put them a point above Rangers ahead of next weekend's crunch Old Firm clash.

The Hoops scored three second-half goals, with an unfortunate Jamie Brandon own goal giving them the lead in the 49th minute.

Substitute Paulo Bernardo then doubled the lead in the 72nd minute as he drilled a low shot into the bottom corner from outside the box, before Matt O'Riley added a third 10 minutes later.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers watched on from the stands as he served the first touchline ban of his career.

But Rodgers will be back in the dugout for next Sunday's crucial title clash at Ibrox  with Celtic's comfortable win at the Tony Macaroni Arena seeing them now boast a better goal difference than Rangers, who have a game in hand.