Rangers crowned Scottish Premier League champions as Celtic draw

Rangers have won the Scottish Premier League after Celtic’s goalless draw with Dundee United.

It marks the first time ‘Gers have lifted the trophy since 2011.

Rangers were 3-0 winners at home to St Mirren on Saturday, before second-placed Celtic failed to claim a victory at Dundee.

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As such, Celtic – who are on 68 points – will not be able to catch Steven Gerrard’s side, who have 88 points with six games remaining in the top flight this season.

Celtic, whose head coach Nigel Lennon resigned last month, had won the Scottish Premier League every year since rivals Rangers’ last triumph. They had also won the domestic trouble in each of the last four seasons before 2020/21.

By winning the competition on 7 March, Rangers secured the title on the earliest date in a campaign since 1902/03.

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Interim Celtic manager John Kennedy told Sky Sports: “Our objective was to get to 10 [titles in a row], but Rangers have been better than us this season.

“We’ve been champions for so long, but we’ve not been good enough this season.

“It’s not about giving up, though. We can’t stand by and watch someone else dominate.”

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