Soccer: Furuhashi, Hatate bag braces as Celtic hammer St. Johnstone


Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate both scored two goals as leaders Celtic eased past St. Johnstone 4-1 at home in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. The goals from the two Japanese, who were not picked for the recent World Cup in Qatar, helped Celtic maintain their nine-point lead at the top of the table over second-placed rivals Rangers. Hatate, starting as a makeshift right-back, blasted home the opener from just inside the box in the 14th minute before Furuhashi doubled the lead three minutes later with a clever flick with his left foot off a low left-wing cross. Furuhashi tapped in his sec...

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