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Celtic win seventh title in row

Celtic winger James Forrest scores against Rangers
Celtic winger James Forrest scored his side’s third goal with a scintillating run and finish

Celtic secured their seventh consecutive Premiership title with a humiliating defeat of Old Firm rivals Rangers.

The defending champions needed to win at Celtic Park to retain their crown, and they swept the visitors aside.

Odsonne Edouard, with two, and James Forrest established a comfortable half-time lead.

Celtic win seventh title in row
Celtic win seventh title in row

Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor rounded off the scoring after the break as Celtic confirmed their dominance.

Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick made three excellent second-half saves to prevent the scoreline becoming even more galling for Rangers.

The victory leaves Celtic on the brink of the historic achievement of winning back-to-back trebles, with Motherwell their opponents in the Scottish Cup final, having already beaten the Fir Park side in the League Cup final last November.

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Line-ups

Celtic

  • 1Gordon
  • 23Lustig
    Substituted forHendryat 71′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 20Boyata
  • 35Ajer
  • 63Tierney
  • 21Ntcham
  • 8Brown
  • 49Forrest
  • 18Rogic
    Substituted forSinclairat 67′minutes
  • 42McGregor
  • 22Edouard
    Substituted forGriffithsat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hendry
  • 5Simunovic
  • 7Roberts
  • 9Griffiths
  • 11Sinclair
  • 29Bain
  • 88Kouassi

Rangers

  • 25Alnwick
  • 2Tavernier
  • 40McCrorieBooked at 63mins
  • 33Martin
  • 16Halliday
  • 23HoltBooked at 78mins
  • 10Dorrans
    Substituted forDochertyat 71′minutes
  • 21Candeias
  • 11Windass
    Substituted forMorelosat 57′minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 28Murphy
  • 26CummingsBooked at 11mins

Substitutes

  • 17Hodson
  • 18Rossiter
  • 20Morelos
  • 27Goss
  • 29O’Halloran
  • 32Kelly
  • 48Docherty
Referee:
Craig Thomson
Attendance:
58,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCelticAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home24
Away8
Shots on Target
Home13
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away22

Live Text

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Match ends, Celtic 5, Rangers 0.

Full Time

Posted at90’+3′

Second Half ends, Celtic 5, Rangers 0.

Posted at90’+1′

(Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at90’+1′

Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).

Posted at89′

Attempt missed. Daniel Candeias (Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Posted at88′

Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at88′

Foul by Jason Cummings (Rangers).

Posted at88′

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at88′

Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).

Posted at87′

Delay in match Kristoffer Ajer (Celtic) because of an injury.

Booking

Posted at85′

Jack Hendry (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at85′

Foul by Jack Hendry (Celtic).

Posted at85′

Jamie Murphy (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at83′

Attempt missed. Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Posted at81′

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at81′

Foul by Daniel Candeias (Rangers).

Posted at80′

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Posted at79′

Attempt missed. Jack Hendry (Celtic) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

Posted at79′

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Ross McCrorie.

Booking

Posted at78′

Jason Holt (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at78′

Kieran Tierney (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at78′

Foul by Jason Holt (Rangers).

Booking

Posted at76′

Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at76′

Dedryck Boyata (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at76′

Foul by Alfredo Morelos (Rangers).

Substitution

Posted at75′

Substitution, Celtic. Leigh Griffiths replaces Odsonne Edouard.

Posted at73′

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Posted at73′

Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Dedryck Boyata.

Posted at72′

Scott Brown (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at72′

Foul by Jason Holt (Rangers).

Substitution

Posted at71′

Substitution, Celtic. Jack Hendry replaces Mikael Lustig because of an injury.

Substitution

Posted at71′

Substitution, Rangers. Greg Docherty replaces Graham Dorrans.

Posted at71′

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

Posted at71′

James Tavernier (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at70′

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jason Holt.

Posted at68′

Daniel Candeias (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at68′

Foul by Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

Posted at67′

Attempt saved. James Forrest (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Posted at67′

Substitution, Celtic. Scott Sinclair replaces Tomas Rogic.

Posted at66′

Tomas Rogic (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.


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