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The Old Trafford target rises to the occasion again notching the opening goal as the 'Bhoys' triumph to move four points clear of second side Motherwell

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was on the score sheet yet again as defending Scottish champions Celtic FC secured a 2-0 win against St Mirren in a league match played at Celtic Park on Saturday.

The home team made their intentions known from the onset, and forward Gary Hooper was unlucky to place his shot just inches off the upright as early as the 5th minute.
 
Wanyama however, made no mistake with quarter of an hour gone. The 21 year old - who is a Manchester United target ahead of the January transfer window - headed the hosts ahead in his second attempt from a corner-kick. 
 
Hooper then sealed the victory for Neil Lennon's side with a simple tap in, in the dying moments of the game. The result sends Celtic four points clear of second placed Motherwell on the table standings after 18 round of matches.

Wanyama has been a subject of transfer talk to English side Manchester United with Parkhead boss Lennon insisting that he will not be bullied by wealthy English predators to sale the Kenyan midfielder.

“As I have said before, everyone has their price and I think I will have a say in the decision if a huge bid comes in for any of the players,” Lennon told the Daily Mail.

“But I don't want them to go (Wanyama and Gary Hooper). I want them to see this season out anyway and make a real fist of the competitions. There are not many teams still going on four fronts - including the Champions League - with half the season gone.”

Lennon is confident Celtic are close to agreeing a new contract with Hooper, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2014, while talks also remain on-going with Wanyama's agent.

United have been linked to Wanyama after it emerged that Nani could be leaving the Old Trafford outfit.

 

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