Betfred Cup: Celtic and Hibs net five

Tuesday 8th August 2017

Holders Celtic booked their place in Wednesday night's Betfred Cup quarter-final draw with a 5-0 home win over Kilmarnock this evening.

Leigh Griffiths grabbed a first-half double, one a penalty, and Anthony Ralston was also on target. Kieran Tierney and Stuart Armstrong struck after the break as Brendan Rodgers’ side made it 50 domestic games without defeat.

Hibernian ended Ayr United's good start to the season with a 5-0 victory at Easter Road. Anthony Stokes scored twice and Simon Murray, Efe Ambrose and Deivydas Matulevicius also netted for Neil Lennon's team in the capital.

All the goals came in the second half as Partick Thistle saw off St Johnstone 3-0 at McDiarmid Park - Steven Lawless (penalty), Ryan Edwards and Chris Erskine scored for the Jags.

Rafa De Vita grabbed an extra-time clincher as Livingston ran out 2-1 winners at Falkirk after James Craigen had cancelled out Scott Robinson's opener.

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