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Celtic champions and Hearts relegated as Premiership ends

Points-per-game ratio used to determine the final standings in this season’s Premiership.

Celtic will lift the Premiership trophy for a ninth consecutive season.
Celtic will lift the Premiership trophy for a ninth consecutive season.

Celtic have been awarded the Scottish Premiership title and Hearts have been relegated after the season was ended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Parkhead side, who have now won nine championships in a row, held a 13-point lead over rivals Rangers when the league was suspended in March.

The SPFL ratified the decision to bring a premature end to the campaign at a meeting on Monday.

A points-per-game basis was used to determine the final league positions.

Rangers have finished runners-up, with Motherwell third and Aberdeen in fourth – the final European qualification spot.

Hearts have been relegated with eight games left to play and now face the prospect of Championship football when football resumes.

However, the club’s chair Ann Budge has previously suggested she will take legal action to challenge relegation.

The table

  • 1. Celtic – 80 pts from 30 games (2.6667 average)
  • 2. Rangers – 67 pts from 29 games (2.3104 average)
  • 3. Motherwell – 46 pts from 30 games (1.5333 average)
  • 4. Aberdeen – 45 pts from 30 games (1.5 average)
  • 5. Livingston – 39 pts from 30 games (1.3 average)
  • 6. St Johnstone – 36 pts from 29 games (1.2414 average)
  • 7. Hibs – 37 pts from 30 games (1.2333 average)
  • 8. Kilmarnock – 33 pts from 30 games (1.1 average)
  • 9. St Mirren – 29 pts from 30 games (0.96777 average)
  • 10. Ross County – 29 pts from 30 games (0.96777 average)
  • 11. Hamilton – 27 pts from 30 games (0.9 average)
  • 12. Hearts – 23 pts from 30 games (0.7667 average)

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