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Celtic clinches Scottish league title by thrashing Rangers

Celtic fans celebrate after the second Celtic goal, during the Scottish Premiership soccer match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park, in Glasgow...
Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Scottish Premiership soccer match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Pa...

Celtic fans celebrate after the second Celtic goal, during the Scottish Premiership soccer match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park, in Glasgow...

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Scottish Premiership soccer match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Pa...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic clinched a seventh straight Scottish league title in the sweetest way imaginable on Sunday: By thrashing fierce Glasgow rival Rangers.

A 5-0 win moved Brendan Rodgers' side one victory away from an unprecedented second straight domestic treble. Having already won the Scottish League Cup, Celtic is in the final of the Scottish Cup against Motherwell next month.

Celtic wrapped up the Scottish Premiership with three games to spare thanks to a double from Odsonne Edouard — a striker on loan from Paris Saint-Germain — as well as goals by James Forrest, Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor at Celtic Park.

Celtic's biggest win over Rangers was 7-1 in 1957 and it could have easily been beaten, such was the home side's dominance.

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard has been heavily linked with becoming coach of Rangers, for what would be his first senior managerial role. He might think twice after this latest Old Firm match.


Updated : 2021-07-30 22:35 GMT+08:00