Tom Rogic’s Celtic got the bragging rights over Martin Boyle’s Hibernian to seal their eighth Scottish Premiership wins in a row.
Goals from Jeremie Frimpong and Odsonne Edouard either side of half-time earned the Hoops a 2-0 win at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
Neil Lennon’s side regained their two-point advantage at the top of the ladder after 16 games, as Steven Gerrard’s second-place Rangers beat Motherwell 2-0 earlier in the day.
Caltex Socceroos playmaker Rogic was a late introduction, coming on for James Forrest in the 84th minute, as Celtic made it 28 matches unbeaten at home.
Four-cap Green and Gold international Martin Boyle started his third game of the 2019/20 campaign after a three-month injury layoff curtailed the start of his season.
The result was new Hibs boss Jack Ross’ second loss in six games after a solid start since taking over the sixth-placed Edinburgh club.
Meanwhile, in Austrla, James Jeggo came on in the 68th-minute of Austria Vienna’s 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Alexander Grünwald opened the scoring for the home side in the 10th minute at Generali Arena but a strike from Shon Weissman levelled the game in the 76th minute.
Back home in Australia, Jamie Maclaren made it double figures for the Hyundai A-League season in Melbourne City’s 4-0 win against Newcastle Jets.
The Caltex Socceroos marksman, who has five international caps in 15 caps, added the exclamation mark on the emphatic victory.
The 26-year-old pounced in the 59th-minute with the visitors already three goals to the good at McDonald Jones Stadium, through Adrian Luna’s first-half double and Javier Cabrera effort minutes after half-time.
Maclaren sit atop of the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot chart, tied with Sydney FC’s English striker Adam Le Fondre on 10 goals despite having played three fewer games.