Aussies Abroad: Rogic starts and rallies Celtic for comeback win over Kilmarnock

Tom Rogic made his first league start since last December as Celtic overcame an early hiccup to beat Kilmarnock 3-1.

Socceroos midfielder Rogic played 74 minutes for the Glasgow giants, who move 12 points clear atop the Scottish Premiership ladder.

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Visiting Kilmarnock went ahead via Eamonn Brophy's fifth minute penalty but Rogic helped spur Neil Lennon's side into action, firstly drawing a superb save from 'keeper Laurentiu Branescu, before orchestrating a great move which ended in Branescu denying Leigh Griffiths. 

Quickfire strikes from Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard saw Celtic lead 2-1 at the break and Griffiths added a third on the hour mark, while Rogic left the field on 74 minutes. 

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Rogic has made 18 appearances across all competitions for Celtic this season.

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