Celtic are nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership after a 4-1 win over St Johnstone and the performance has earned plaudits from some high-profile supporters.

Goals from Aaron Mooy, Kyogo Furuhashi and David Turnbull contributed to the victory that edges the Bhoys one step closer towards retaining the title.

Former striker Chris Sutton reckoned today could have been difficult for the Bhoys, but was happy to be proven wrong, writing on Twitter: “I thought today might be tricky for Celtic… what do I know!!! What has been incredible is the high standards and level of performance this current Celtic team keep churning out week after week. It’s really not an easy thing to do. Total respect… but still work to do.”

St. Johnstone FC v Celtic FC - Cinch Scottish Premiership
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John Hartson meanwhile was also left impressed, stating: “Celtic again showing a winning mentality despite any hurdles put in front of them. Things you can’t affect. Keeping on winning takes care of everything.”

And Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan reckons the Bhoys are miles in front of the opposition in Scotland, taking to Twitter to say: “Celtic are streets ahead I won’t be told any different, too good.”

Celtic have been an unstoppable force in domestic action this season and are setting a record-breaking pace at the top of the table.

Ange Postecoglou won’t be drawn on chasing history but you have to admit that this is one of the best Celtic sides we’ve seen in a generation, up there with the Brendan Rodgers era.

There’s still lots of work ahead despite that. Rangers have managed to find consistency behind us and would relish the opportunity to capitalise on any slip-up.

Postecoglou’s team will be keeping things focused on a one-game-at-a-time mentality. However, it can’t be denied that they deserve every plaudit coming their way at the moment.

In other news, BBC Sportsound panel rave about ‘exceptional’ Aaron Mooy as Celtic win again.

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