Celtic FC wins sixth consecutive Scottish Premiership title

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Sunday, Glasgow-based football club Celtic F.C. mathematically secured the Scottish Premiership title after defeating Heart of Midlothian F.C. 5–0. Celtic have won the league title for the sixth consecutive season.

Having only dropped four points all season, Celtic claimed victory thanks to a hat-trick from striker Scott Sinclair and a goal each from Patrick Roberts and Stuart Armstrong. Upon claiming the league title, club manager Brendan Rodgers said, "I'm absolutely delighted for the players and everyone connected with the club, I'm really proud of the professionalism, the integrity, the pride and the style with which the team have played. This is what we wanted to create."

For Rodgers, Celtic's triumph marks his first league title as a manager, having narrowly missed out on the Premier League trophy with Liverpool F.C. in 2014. Speaking on the club's success, he said, "I couldn't think of a better place for me to be at this stage of my life", "It's only the beginning of the cycle. It's exciting to see the growth, the development."

Celtic secured the title with eight matches still to be played and without losing a match. Should the club manage to extend their unbeaten through to the end of the season it would be the first time in the club's history the feat has been achieved in a 38-match campaign. Celtic have a potential chance to complete a first domestic treble since 2001, having already won the Scottish League Cup and having qualified for the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup later in April.