CELTIC 5 DUNDEE 0 (May 2, 2015)
LEIGH GRIFFITHS, Scott Brown, Kris Commons, James Forrest and Nir Bitton shared the goals to put new manager Ronny Deila’s team on course for a fourth consecutive success.
The Norwegian had replaced Neil Lennon in the summer and lifted the silverware at the first time of asking. It was yet another sweet league excursion for the unstoppable champions. The Dens Park visitors, with current Hoops No.1 Scott Bain in goal, had no answer to a pulverising Friday night performance from the title kings who maintained a high tempo for the entire 90 minutes and simply overran their opponents.
The following afternoon, closest challengers Aberdeen lost 1-0 to Dundee United at Tannadice which left the Celts 11 points clear with three games to play. The title was in the bag.
TEAM: Gordon; Ambrose (sub: Fisher 65), Denayer, Van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton, Johansen, Commons (sub: Forrest 65), Mackay-Steven, Griffiths (sub: Scepovic 75).
PUSH OFF…John Guidetti in action against Aberdeen.
HITMAN…Stefan Scepvic failed to make the grade at Celtic, but here he puts pressure on Dons defender Andy Considine.
NEW MAN IN THE DUG-OUT…Ronny Deila who succeeded Neil Lennon.
WHAM…Leigh Griffiths slams in a goal against Dundee United.
ON THE RUN…John Guidetti takes on the St Mirren defence.
HIGH JINKS…Craig Gordon claims the ball in an aerial tussle with Dons dangerman Adam Rooney.
UP, UP AND AWAY…Virgil van Dijk attempts a header against Kilmarnock.
MISSED…Van Dijk covers his face after failing to hit the target.
THAT’S MY BHOY…Ronny Deila with Leigh Griffiths.
GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK…skipper Scott Brown with the Norwegian manager.
THUMP…Leigh Griffiths fires in a shot against Caley Thistle.
AT THE DOUBLE…Ronny Deila and assistant John Collins with the league championship and League Cup trophies.
WINNING SMILE…Kris Commons with the silverware.
HAPPY DAZE…Ronny Deila, Scott Brown and the Celtic players celebrate.
DOUBLE DELIGHT…Ronny Deila with the trophies.