Lennon's Celtic celebrate league title

Published Monday, 12 May 2014
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Neil Lennon and Celtic continued their domination of the Scottish game as the Glasgow club celebrated its third successive league title victory.

Lennon's Celtic celebrate league title
Lennon celebrates his team's league triumph. (© PA)

The Hoops finished a dominant league campaign with a comfortable 3 - 1 win over Dundee United at Parkhead on Sunday.

And during the game, Celtic players wore black armbands in tribute to Oscar Knox, who was a hoops fan.

The title had been clinched at Partick Thistle in March and Neil Lennon's men ended 29 points ahead of second-placed Motherwell.

As rivals Rangers look to be embroiled in further off-the-field turmoil, Celtic's dominance looks set to continue with no other credible challengers on the horizon.

Lurgan man Lennon told Scottish broadcast STV there was "no better feeling" than lifting the league title.

"We have been waiting on this for a long time and I am really looking forward to it," he said.

Celtic's incredible season saw the side defeated only once in the league, but it was the cup exit against Aberdeen that irked Lennon the most.

He added: "The league defeat doesn't blot what was a fantastic campaign.

"The cup defeat annoyed me but I can count on two fingers the amount of games I have been upset by the players domestically this season.

"They have been fantastic. They get taken for granted. There is an expectation that they should just go out and streamroller teams and that is being disrespectful to the opposition.

"But over the year, we have played some brilliant football and I don't think too many people can complain about their performances this year."

Lennon's third league title win sees him join Willie Maley, Jock Stein and Gordon Strachan as the only managers to take Celtic to three championship successes in a row.

The Celtic boss said he was "very proud" to make his mark in the club's history and hailed the league win as "special".

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7 Comments
Davy in East Belfast wrote (152 days ago):
Mark, Mark, Mark. If you think that playing away games at the likes of Ross County and Partick Thistle is quality then you enjoy son. The league is pathetic and you know it.I am not a Rangers fan, but you and i both know that with Rangers out of the league it has gone downhill. If your happy enough to win the league every year by dozens of points it dosent say much for your ambitions for your club. Get out of that league, get into England and show us just how good Celtic really are.Think of the away crowds youse would take, the crac the fans would have. Only 1 winner for me.
Richard in Shankill wrote (159 days ago):
Thst must mean bayern munich aswel dont be so ridiculous you can only beat who is infront of you , and no i do not like scottish football at all i support chelsea. Ps im just a realist
belfast dogg in belfast wrote (159 days ago):
I agree with davy not much difference btween the two league ,s hearts hibs n rangers all gone cmon Aberdeen its for yas lol
ex pat in south africa wrote (159 days ago):
Yet another tainted title in a totally discredited SPL farce of a league.
Mark in Belfast wrote (160 days ago):
Davy, davy, davy you a gers fan per chance? Still in a few years time (if ur lucky) The rangers may well be able to play at paradise again and i think you will still be talking about the lack of quality opposition for the bhoys. Oh and last but not least davy boy, Celtic will be in europe, again!!! Hail hail !!
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