Celtic eases past Rangers

Take that ... Gary Hooper celebrates his goal against Rangers (Getty)

Celtic added to the woes of administration-hit Rangers with a comprehensive 3-0 win over its Old Firm rival in the final Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting of the season at Parkhead.

Goals from defender Charlie Mulgrew and midfielder Kris Commons, his first of the season, gave the rampant champion a commanding interval lead.

Striker Gary Hooper scored with a thumping drive soon after the break and it looked for a spell as if the home side was going to hand out a real hammering to the Govan men.

However, three goals were enough for the celebrating Celtic fans, who can brag of a 21-point lead over its old rival, an indication of its superiority this season, even in light of the 10 points Rangers was deducted in February for entering administration.

Kenny McLean's strike kept Hibernian firmly in relegation danger as Pat Fenlon's side slumped to a 1-0 defeat against 10-man St Mirren in Paisley.

McLean finished from the edge of the box midway through the second half and St Mirren survived Marc McAusland's 77th-minute red card without any major scares.

Hibs, without top goalscorer Garry O'Connor, suffered another blow to their survival hopes in injury-time when Lewis Stevenson was sent off.