How the Celtic players rated in 2-0 win over Kilmarnock

Celtic made it two wins in a row to further ease the immediate pressure on Neil Lennon with a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Parkhead.

Celtic's Shane Duffy celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 during a Scottish Premiership match against Kilmarnock at Celtic Park (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Second half goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Shane Duffy secured the victory that saw Celtic reclaim second place in the Scottish Premiership from Hibs and close the gap on leaders Rangers to 13 points.

Lennon kept faith with the majority of his players who defeated Lille in the Europa League on Thursday, and here’s how they rated.

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Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

Kept Celtic's first clean sheet in nine matches. Assured throughout and made a point blank save to prevent Killie pulling one back. Staking a claim to be no.1.
Looks a class act at right-back after some shaky performances of late at centre-back. Defensively sound and unstoppable going forward at times. Earned man of the match and deservedly so.
A commanding performance from the defender in both boxes. Involved in the first goal, and planted a stunning header into the bottom corner to put his team 2-0 up. Will do his confidence the world of good
Took a sore one in the first half but soldiered on and never looked flustered in his defensive duties. Unlucky not to score with first half header that forced an excellent save from Danny Rogers
Looked eager to impress and hardly put a foot wrong. Was never found wanting positionally in his defensive duties and supported the attack well too.
Linked well with Ajer down the right and dribbled his way into promising positions at times but too often his final pass was a let down.
The Scotland midfielder looked back to his influential best, particularly in the early part of the second half as he took charge of the game and set the tempo for Celtic.
Did his job, and did it well. Broke up what little attacks Kilmarnock offered and kept things simple.
Continued where left off on Thursday with a positive and direct performance. Provided the link between midfield and attack and supplied terrific dead ball deliveries, including an assist on Duffy's header from a corner
Much sharper around the box than in recent weeks and linked well with Turnbull. Not quite clinical enough to convert the couple of chances that came his way.
Full of running after replacing Edouard but failed to convert a close-range opportunity.
Always looked to create after replacing Frimpong. Won the corner that led to the second and went close with a volley.
Replaced Taylor for the final 10 minutes and helped see out the clean sheet.
Replaced Turnbull in the 80th minute and still had time to produce one or two moments of class.
Made a welcome return from long-term injury in the 85th minute and looked sharp.