Friday, May 23, 2008


Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tannadice, Dundee

(Vennegoor of Hesselink 71)


CELTIC (4-4-2) Boruc; Hinkel, Caldwell, McManus, Naylor (Wilson 76); Nakamura (Brown 62), Hartley, Robson, McGeady; McDonald, Vennegoor of Hesselink (Samaras 81)
Subs not used: M.Brown, Wilson, Samaras, O’Dea, Donati, Sheridan

DUNDEE UNITED (4-4-2) Zaluska; Dillon, Kenneth, Dods, Grainger; Flood, Kerr (Robertson 80), Gomis, Swanson (Daly 80); Hunt, De Vries (Robb 80)
Subs not used: Camara, Wilkie, O’Brien, Smith

Celtic FC made history tonight by clinching a third successive SPL title after a dramatic final day of the season.

Gordon Strachan’s champions beat Dundee United 1-0 at Tannadice with a Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink goal to finish top on 89 points. Second-placed Rangers finished on 86 points after losing 2-0 to Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

There were incredible scenes inside Tannadice at the end of the match, as Celtic players, management and supporters began the celebrations.

During the 90 minutes, the Hoops fans had constantly paid tribute to Tommy Burns on an emotional occasion for Celtic Football Club.

After winning the title in his first two seasons, Gordon Strachan becomes the first Celtic manager since the late Jock Stein to lead the club to three consecutive championships.

In early April, Celtic trailed Rangers by seven points but stormed back into contention with seven successive wins to clinch one of the sweetest title triumphs in the club’s history.

Over half of Tannadice was awash with green and white as thousands of Celtic fans converged on the City of Discovery with hope in their hearts. They weren’t to be disappointed.


The Dandy Dons of Aberdeen put aside all questions aside by defeating Rangers at Pittodrie, 2-0. Here's to a great comeback (down 7 points as late as April), and here's to THREE IN A ROW!



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