Celtic beat Kilmarnock to close gap on leaders Aberdeen

Celtic closed the gap on Scottish Premiership leaders Aberdeen to one point with a convincing 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The returning Kris Commons hit the bar twice in the first half before the left-back Emilio Izaguirre drove the dominant visitors ahead in the 36th minute. The striker Stefan Scepovic, also given a rare start by the manager, Ronny Deila, made it 2-0 from close range in the 72nd minute but that goal did not come close to reflecting the grip the champions had on a one-sided affair.

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