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HOW THE LEAGUES WERE WON: PART 8

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ABERDEEN 0 CELTIC 3 (May 4, 2019)

MIKAEL LUSTIG got the show on the road with a superb diving header to sizzle an effort beyond the helpless Joe Lewis five minutes before the interval at Pittodrie.

The Hoops took firm control following the turnaround and Jozo Simunovic, who had scored the winner against Kilmarnock the previous week, powered in a header from a left-wing corner-kick from Callum McGregor for the second goal in the 53rd minute.

The Dons, who had troubled Scott Bain on a couple of occasions in the opening 45 minutes, were swept aside and Tom Rogic raced 40 yards before setting up Odsonne Edouard for the third goal in the fading moments.

Neil Lennon, who had kick-started the silverware haul at Rugby Park in 2012, celebrated big-style with the cavorting, happy visiting fans.

Now there was the little matter of emulating Jock Stein’s all-conquering team who racked up nine successive championships from 1966/67 to 1973/74.

Who would bet against it?

TEAM: Bain; Lustig (sub: Sinclair 91), Simunovic, Ajer, Tierney (sub: Hayes 57); Brown, Rogic; Forrest, McGregor, Weah (sub: Burk 73); Edouard.

CQN‘s ace lensmen were there for every kick of the ball. Here is the pick of the pics.

THE GLEE CLUB…Celtic players celebrate Olivier Ntcham’s winner against Steven Gerrard’s side in September.

HANDS UP IF YOU’RE HAPPY…Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths applaud the fans.

SLIDE RULE…Filip Benkovic tackles Hibs striker Marc McNulty with Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers and Easter Road gaffer Neil Lennon looking on during this October 20 clash which the champions won 4-2.

JOY BHOYS…James Forrest celebrates with Leigh Griffiths after scoring the first of his four against St Johnstone in October. 

RISE AND SHINE…Dedryck Boyata clears from Dundee striker Kenny Miller.

HIGH AND MIGHTY…Filip Benkovic clears against Hamilton Accies.

AIRBORNE…Scott Sinclair demonstrates his skills against St Johnstone.

STRIP SHOW…Emilio Izaguirre after presenting his shirt to a fan.

LOOKING UP…Neil Lennon in pensive mood at Tynecastle before his comeback game in February.

FORREST ON FIRE…the Celtic winger scores the opening goal against Hearts.

CELEBRATIONS…Scott Brown joins the happy throng.

STOPPAGE-TIME SUPERSTAR…Odsonne Edouard steers in the late winner against Hearts.

JUMPING FOR JOY…Kieran Tierney leads the celebrations at the final whistle in Edinburgh.

THE FISTS OF DELIGHT…Neil Lennon shows his delight.

WHACK…Ryan Christie zips one into the Dundee net.

HEAVENS ABOVE…Leigh Griffiths celebrates a goal against Hamilton Accies.

JOY BHOY…Oliver Burke after scoring against St Mirren.

  • HOOP HOOP HOORAY…Timothy Weah races to the fans after his goal against St Mirren.

ONE GOAL COMING UP…Odsonne Edouard races at the Ibrox defence.

BOOM…the French ace slams in the opener.

THE WINNER…James Forrest races away after netting the second goal with Allan McGregor helpless.

THAT CHAMPION FEELING…Celtic players celebrate title No.8. 

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