Celtic entertain Kilmarnock this weekend in the Scottish Premiership as Brendan Rodgers'  champions look to make it 10 wins in their last 11 matches.

The Celtic Way's Tony Haggerty decided to raid the archives for a memorable match between the two sides at the same venue. In the first of a new series, we'll be looking back at unforgettable encounters featuring Celtic's next opponents.

We are stepping back in time to when Martin O'Neill's men slammed six of the best past Bobby Williamson's outfit at Parkhead 23 years ago.

If you are a Killie fan, you might want to avert your eyes, as this is a belter involving the men in green and white.

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The Martin O'Neill era was in full swing as a rip-roaring, free-scoring, never-boring Celtic swashbuckled their way towards the domestic treble under the Northern Irishman. It would be Celtic's first clean sweep since the legendary Jock Stein's side managed the same feat in 1969. Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton were terrorising Scottish Premier League defences and plundering goals, goals, goals, right, left and centre.

This match occurred on the 2nd of January 2001 and Super Swede Larsson claimed a festive foursome on a day when he took his career tally to an incredible 101 goals for Celtic. Strike partner Sutton also got in on the act as he bagged a double against the hapless Ayrshire men.

The Swede's deadly partnership with Sutton ensured that the league leaders remained unbeaten up until the winter break.

A mistake by Garry Hay allowed Sutton to open the scoring eight minutes before half-time when he slid into half-volley home.

It was Larsson who stole the show after the restart when he brought his tally to 32 for the season with four goals after the break and Sutton pitched in with another of his own as fourth-placed Killie collapsed after the break. The second goal duly arrived on 53 minutes after Celtic thought they were going to be given a penalty when Stiliyan Petrov fell under pressure from Gary Holt as the Bulgarian broke into the box. Larsson didn't hang around and he reacted first to drive the loose ball home from eight yards.

Just after the hour mark Sutton latched on to Johan Mjallby's pass and rounded Marshall before slotting home the third goal. Petrov's cross to the back post was then side-footed home by the unmarked Larsson after 69 minutes.

Second-half Substitute Alan Thompson then sent Larsson racing clear and he clipped a neat finish past Marshall to make it five three minutes later. The rout was duly completed when Larsson took advantage of more poor defending from the visitors to stab the ball past Marshall after 86 minutes.

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Celtic boss O'Neill said: "We played terrifically, absolutely brilliantly. I can ask for no more as they were absolutely excellent."

There was even a rare interview with the main man himself, Larsson, as he spoke about reaching the magical milestone 100-goal mark. Larsson said: "That (to score 100 goals) is pleasing but I never look at those things. For me, the one thing that is important is that the team is winning and playing well. If you get such good service then you are bound to put one or two away."

Strike partner Sutton said: "I can still feel that we can improve as a side. Henrik is struggling, isn't he? He is phenomenal. He can score all sorts of different goals. He is also very unselfish and he is a pleasure to play with."

It was Celtic who took a commanding nine-point lead at the top of the SPL table going into the winter break.

Scottish Premier League

January 2, 2001

Celtic 6 (Sutton 37, 61, Larsson 53, 69, 72, 86) Kilmarnock 0

Att: 59,380


Celtic: Douglas, Valgaeren, Mjallby, Vega, Agathe, McNamara (Smith 74), Lennon, Petrov (Moravcik 74), Petta (Thompson 69), Larsson, Sutton.

Kilmarnock: Marshall, Hay, McGowne, Dindeleux (Innes 79), Canero, Cocard, Holt, Mahood, McLaren, Wright (Reilly 79), Dargo (McCoist 79).