Celtic hammered arch Glasgow rivals Rangers 5-0 as they secured a seventh successive Scottish title with an emphatic Old Firm victory on Sunday.

This win, achieved in front of their own fans at Celtic Park, gave Brendan Rodgers’ side an unassailable 10-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table over second-placed Aberdeen.

Celtic are now just two shy of the record of nine Scottish titles in a row they already share with Rangers.

The Hoops had all but put the result beyond doubt at half-time after going 3-0 up before the interval.

Odsonne Edouard gave the Celtic an early lead before Edouard and James Forrest added two more goals in the closing four minutes of the first half.

Two minutes after the break, Tom Rogic made it 4-0 with Callum McGregor adding another goal in the 53rd minute.

Defeat did little for Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty’s hopes of holding onto his job, amid speculation the Gers are set to appoint Liverpool great Steven Gerrard as their new permanent boss.



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