Scott McDonald bagged a double as Celtic furthered their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League table with a 3-1 victory over Hibernian on Saturday.

The Aussie got the Hoops off to a dream start when he netted in just the third minute and that lead was doubled through Stephen McManus six minutes later.

In a thrilling opening 20 minutes, Hibernian got one back through skipper Rob Jones to restore hope for the visitors.

However, McDonald effectively put an end to that hope when he finished a smart move by Scott Brown by turning the ball in from 12 yards in the 76th minute to give Gordon Strachan's team a handy three points.