GORDON: One early kick out straight onto the chest of David McMillan but decent stop from Blair Alston from close range shortly after. Then stuck on his slippers to retire and watch the remainder of the game. (6)

LUSTIG: Captain for the day in the absence of Scott Brown. Set up McGregor for Celtic’s final goal. Has not had his critics to seek of late but a solid display in Perth as Celtic ran amok. (6)

BOYATA: Easy afternoon for the Belgian internationalist. Strolled through the game although to be fair, St Johnstone were incapable of posing any questions given how much Celtic kept them under pressure. (7)

BENKOVIC: Two headers in the opening period which could have added to Celtic’s scoreline as he got forward for set pieces. Little to do defensively. (7)

TIERNEY: Teed up the second goal of the afternoon and up and down the flank for most of the day. Usual shift from the Celtic full-back who was a persistent presence on the left-hand side. (8)

FORREST: Set the tone for Celtic’s performance. Was unplayable for the bulk of the opening half in which he netted four goals without St Johnstone able to lay a glove on him. Outstanding individual display. (9)

NTCHAM: One long raking effort from the edge of the box in the second period as Celtic looked to keep St Johnstone under pressure. (7)

ROGIC: One exquisite assist as he enjoyed a 1-2 with Forrest before the second winger added to the scoreline. Looked lively and energetic and more like himself after recent quiet performances. (8)

MCGREGOR: Deployed as the holding midfielder in the absence of Scott Brown,. Netted the final goal of the rout and will take confidence from the display. (7)

EDOUARD: Netted the second when he collected from Tierney and simply picked his spot with a deft effort from the edge of the box. Two goals from two games now and he will look to kick on after the international break. (7)

GRIFFITHS: One early shot beaten away by Zander Clark in the opening period and tried hard to add to the scoreline. Looked frustrated that he didn’t get in on the act before being replaced by Scott Sinclair on the hour mark. (7)

SINCLAIR: On for the final half hour and keen to get himself involved in the action as Celtic kept their pressure up. (6)

SIMUNOVIC: Took over from Benkovic on the hour and almost added to the scoreline with an effort from the edge of the box that was deflected just over the bar. (6)

MORGAN: On for Rogic with 20 minutes to go and involved in the build-up to Celtic’s sixth goal. (6)