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Celtic win the SPL title after 6-0 win over Kilmarnock

The trophy returns to Parkhead after a four-year absence, and is Neil Lennon’s first as manager.
Apr 7th 2012, 2:12 PM 379 3

NEIL LENNON WAS celebrating on Saturday as his Celtic side sealed the SPL championship with a 6-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

The Bhoys only needed a draw to secure the title but doubles from Charlie Mulgrew and Gary Hooper, as well as strikes from Glenn Loovens and Joe Ledley, made it a day to remember.

“This is everything we’ve been working for and to cap it with a performance like this is just magic. We’ll stay focused for the rest of the season and hopefully make it a double,” midfielder Kris Commons told BBC Radio Scotland.

The title is Lennon’s first as a manager, and comes after rivals Rangers were docked ten points for entering into administration.

That being said, Celtic had already overhauled Rangers’ 15-point lead at the top of the table before sanctions were imposed.

“This is the greatest thing I’ve ever done. It’s not easy winning titles and we’ve done it emphatically. It’s a young team and we are building something that is pretty special,” an emotional and jubilant Lennon said afterwards.

“The players have been fantastic and they did it with style today – that really thrills me. While I’m here I want to give the fans the success that they demand and deserve.”

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