ANGE POSTECOGLOU inspired Celtic to their fifth successive Premiership triumph at Parkhead on Saturday.

The champions have a 100 per cent record in the league at home in this crusade and the Greek-Australian gaffer has yet to sample defeat in the east end of Glasgow in the competition.

Postecoglou, of course, led the team, who limped in 25 points off the pace in the previous campaign, to their tenth title in 11 years in his debut campaign after taking over in June 2021.

He has now seen the club play 24 top-flight matches in Paradise, winning 21 and drawing three with 71 goals scored and only eight conceded.

FANFARE…Ange Postecoglou salutes the Celtic fans.

There have been four six-goal performances – Dundee, St Mirren and Motherwell, all 6-0, last term and 6-1 against Hibs at the weekend.

The three stalemates have been against Dundee United (1-1), Livingston (0-0) and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side (1-1), but the crown was claimed with one game still to be played when the side drew 1-1 with Dundee United at Tannadice on May 11.

CQN decided to look through the record books to locate the last time Celtic lost a league game at Parkhead and it came in a dismal 2-1 loss to St Mirren on January 10 2021.

Former boss Neil Lennon utilised 16 players that afternoon with only Callum McGregor, Greg Taylor, Stephen Welsh, David Turnbull and Scott Bain still at the club.

PARADISE…Ange Postecoglou takes to the field before the 6-0 win over Motherwell on Flag Day at Parkhead on May 14 this year.

Albian Ajeti (Strum Graz), Mikey Johnston (Vitoria Guimaeres) and Ismaila Soro (FC Arouca) came on as second-half substitutes, but are now on season-long loans at other clubs.

Our match reporter observed: “Celtic’s catastrophic campaign continued in a shambolic defeat against St Mirren at Parkhead this afternoon.

“The nine-in-a-row champions contrived to drop their TWELFTH point out of a possible 18 since the turn of the year.

“No-one wins titles with form like that.

CONSOLATION STRIKE…Odsonne Edouard claimed Celtic’s solitary goal in the 2-1 Premiership loss to St Mirren in January last year.

“Neil Lennon’s faltering Hoops have suffered a calamitous form collapse since the tun of the year and have now lost at Ibrox and today while drawing twice against Livingston and once against Hibs. Their only win in a miserable 2021 came in the 2-0 midweek success over Hamilton Accies.”

Changed days indeed!

For the record, Odsonne Edouard got the team’s consolation goal sandwiched in between first-half strikes from the visitors’ Kristian Dennis and Ilkay Durmus.

The team was: Bain; Ajer, Bitton (sub: Welsh 46), Duffy, Taylor; Soro (sub: Christie 62), Turnbull (sub: Johnston 81), McGregor, Elyounoussi (sub: Ajeti 62); Edouard, Griffiths (sub: Rogic 46).

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