CELTIC came from behind to eventually sweep aside Kilmarnock and blow away any lingering European hangover from their midweek exertions against Stade Rennais.

Eamonn Brophy gave the visitors a shock first-half lead before Odsonne Edouard levelled just before the break. The Frenchman went on to grab a second early in the second half, before Ryan Christie killed the game as a contest minutes later.

James Forrest was lively early on as his third shot on goal within the opening 20 minutes brought a decent save out of Laurentiu Branescu, before yet another gave the Killie keeper work to do, diving low to his right to palm clear.

It had been all Celtic, but the visitors stunned the home side as they broke brilliantly to take the lead just after the half hour.

Liam Millar fed Mohamed El Makrini who in turn picked out the run of Brophy, the frontman taking a touch before firing high past Forster.

Celtic responded as an in-swinging free-kick from Christie took a flick off Edouard and flew just the wrong side of the post.

Just before the interval though, Edouard would drag Celtic level, and it was Brophy who turned villain for Killie as his sloppy pass allowed the home side to counter. As quick as a flash, McGregor had fed the ball in to Ntcham, who in turn moved it wide for Forrest to cross perfectly for Edouard to head home from six yards.

Ntcham brought out another good save from Branescu with a high curling effort just after the break, but the Killie keeper could do nothing to stop Edouard grabbing his own and Celtic’s second goal soon after.

Moritz Bauer cut inside from the right and played a lovely reverse pass into the path of the striker, who made no mistake as he drew Branescu and slipped the ball under him.

Moments later it was three, as Bolingoli got down the left and swung in a cross that Forrest connected with only for Branescu to pull off a wonder save, but Christie was on hand to tuck home.

Killie were awarded a dubious late penalty as Scott Brown slid in on Osman Sow, but Forster dived low to his right to save from Alan Power.