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Unbeaten Celtic smash 50-year-old 'Lisbon Lions' record

And they did it in style, beating Hearts 4-0 at Parkhead.


Celtic have broken the 50-year record set by the ‘Lisbon Lions’, and extended their undefeated domestic run to 27 games.

And they did it in style, beating Hearts 4-0 at Parkhead and subsequently sit 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Midfielder Callum McGregor opened the scoring on 30 minutes, despite the fact that he wasn’t meant to start until Stuart Armstrong pulled up injured in the warm-up.

Scott Sinclair both doubled the lead and sealed the win — while Patrick Roberts found the back of the net in between Sinclair’s brace.

Celtic v Heart of Heart of Midlothian - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership - Celtic Park Manager Brendan Rodgers and catain Scott Brown at the final whistle. Source: Andrew Milligan

Brendan Rogers’ side matched the record earlier this week, as they edged past St Johnstone 1-0.

Today’s victory means that the Hoops have won 21 of their 22 league games this season, the only blot in their copybook coming in the form of a 2-2 draw at Inverness back in September. They have won all 17 games since then.

Jock Stein’s legendary side set their 26 game tally in 1966/67, a season in which they went on to win a clean sweep of trophies including the European Cup.

Their unbeaten run finally came to an end in the 27th game, back in December 1966 as they were beaten 3-2 by Dundee United.

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