Balde bags points for Celtic
A review of Sunday's action in the Scottish Premiership.
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Substitute Amido Balde cemented Celtic's place at the top by grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle at Firhill.
Georgios Samaras opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a header from an Emilio Izaguirre corner but Jags striker Kris Doolan levelled in the 65th minute from close range.
However, 10 minutes later Balde, on for Beram Kayal in the 66th minute, finished off a solo run by sliding the ball past Jags keeper Scott Fox to take the three points back to Glasgow and leave the Hoops unbeaten in the league this season.
Thistle showed commendable spirit all afternoon but are still looking for their first home league win of the season
In Sunday's other match, St Johnstone moved into the top half with a 2-0 home victory as Motherwell squandered the opportunity to claim second spot.
Stevie May and Nigel Hasselbaink were both on the score sheet with second-half goals in the clash at McDiarmid Park in front of just 2,449 fans.