Celtic seals 6th Scottish title in row with 8 games to spare

A sensational Scott Sinclair hat trick helped Celtic secure their sixth successive Scottish Premiership title in a commanding 5-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

The Celtic captain is celebrating ten years at the club by winning the league title for a seventh time and Brown would love to see Brendan Rodgers put down the same sort of roots at Celtic Park.

A move to the Premier League has always been mooted for Celtic and Old Firm rivals Rangers and former Liverpool and Swansea City manager Rodgers believes the club would succeed in English football.

Sinclair finished his hat-trick from the charge area late on as Celtic won the 2nd component of a possible treble, with a Scottish Cup semi-final versus Rangers ahead on April 23.

Midfielder Stuart Armstrong added a third with a drive and Patrick Roberts scored a wonderful fourth before Sinclair notched his third from the spot with seven minutes remaining.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has played down speculation linking him with becoming the next Arsenal boss if Arsene Wenger steps down.

There were no wholesale changes to the squad left by Deila.

Without the money alone, this team would compete in the Premier League.

"As a Celtic supporter I know what they want and I need to give as much as I can and hopefully I can leave a legacy".

Strikers Moussa Dembele (hamstring) and Leigh Griffths (back) missed the game against Hearts and will again be out for the visit of Partick Thistle on Wednesday night.

"The beauty of this group of players and how we're going forward is that they're only going to get better".

Hearts recovered and Jamie Walker fired wide from 20 yards before Isma Goncalves cut in from the left and tested Craig Gordon with a thumping strike that the keeper gathered at the second attempt.

The next challenge for Rodgers is to take Celtic deep into a European competition.

"I don't believe that if they joined the Premier League they couldn't attract top players to Glasgow".

  • Rosalie Stanley