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Sunday, April 19, 1998 Published at 17:35 GMT 18:35 UK

Sport: Football

Celtic back on top

Celtic have moved back to the top of the Scottish Premier Division after Craig Burley and Simon Donnelly shared the spoils in a 4-1 defeat of Motherwell.

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Motherwell had taken the lead after 12 minutes through Steve McMillan and the home supporters must have feared the worst. But Burley turned the game on its head before half time by scoring twice.

He continued to exert a major influence in the second 45 minutes and had a hand in both Simon Donnelly's goals as Motherwell were ripped apart.

Celtic dislodged Rangers, but their stay at the top could be temporary if Rangers beat Aberdeen on Sunday.

Celtic now have 69 points from 33 games while Rangers have 66 from 32. Rangers have scored 10 goals more than Celtic.

Third-placed Hearts managed only a draw against St Johnstone, all but ending their challenge for the Premier Division title.

Dunfermline Athletic drew 1-1 with Hibernian while Kilmarnock beat Dundee 1-0 at home thanks to a first-half goal by Alex Burke.


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