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Celtic seal seventh straight title with magnificent thrashing of Rangers

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard celebrates scoring his side's first goal during their 5-0 win over Rangers to seal a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.
Ronnie Esplin, Press Association Sport

Celtic clinched their seventh successive Ladbrokes Premiership title in stunning style with a 5-0 thrashing of ragged rivals Rangers at Parkhead.

Odsonne Edouard, the 20-year-old French striker on loan from Paris St Germain, scored a first-half double with James Forrest adding a third before the break to send Hoops fans into a half-time frenzy.

Celtic's current dominance over their city rivals was underlined after the break as midfielders Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor added further goals to spark off the familiar celebrations with three fixtures remaining.

Boss Brendan Rodgers is now unbeaten in 11 games against Rangers since he took over in 2016, nine wins and two draws, and his Celtic side are within a William Hill Scottish Cup final win against Motherwell away from an unprecedented successive treble.

Celtic's biggest win over Rangers was 7-1 in October, 1957 and it could have easily been beaten.

If former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to take over from Graeme Murty as the manager of Rangers - and he is the front runner - then he will have his work cut out to improve this Ibrox side who look bereft of belief when they encounter green and white hoops, not to say simply inferior.

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