FOOTBALL: Rangers confirmed as Scottish Premiership champions

Rangers were confirmed as Scottish Premiership champions after Celtic failed to win away to Dundee United today

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Sky News is reporting that Rangers have won their 55th Scottish top-flight title after Celtic’s 0-0 draw against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday officially ended their bid for 10-in-a-row.

Celtic needed to take maximum points from their trip to Dundee United after Rangers’ 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday took them to the brink of securing their first Premiership title since 2011.

To compound matters for Celtic, a plane carrying a banner reading “Can you see us now?! #55titles”, presumably arranged by Rangers supporters, flew over the stadium just minutes into the match.

It means that Rangers’ first league outing as this season’s champions will be at Parkhead on March 21, live on Sky Sports.
Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ianis Hagi scored against St Mirren as Rangers continued their unbeaten Premiership run against the only side to have managed to get the better of them at home and abroad this term, in a 3-2 League Cup win in December.

It will be Steven Gerrard’s first trophy as Rangers manager after taking over in Govan in the summer of 2018.

He and his players were met by thousands of Rangers supporters at Ibrox ahead of the game on Saturday as crowds gathered to let off flares and hang banners near the stadium, breaking lockdown restrictions.

Rangers will now travel to Czech Republic in midweek ahead of Thursday’s Europa League last-16 first-leg match against Slavia Prague.

The Scottish Football Association announced last week that Scottish Cup fixtures are set to resume this season, with Rangers hosting Cove Rangers and Celtic welcoming Arbroath or Falkirk to Celtic Park on April 3.

Sky Sports’ Graeme Souness: “It’s been a long time coming. Celtic have had a period of domination which has been uncomfortable for Rangers’ supporters. They’ve been fantastic all season and they thoroughly deserve it. I just wish I was in Glasgow right now. There’s part of me which wishes Celtic had won today so that Rangers could win it at Parkhead next week.”

Rangers manager, the former Liverpool and England star Steven Gerrard.

2 comments

  1. That’ll be Covid parties all round then with the Rangers winning the league.

    Took em long enough but hey hoe someone’s got to win the title,

    Commiserations to the other team at the other end of the town. But at the end of the day its only a game of football.

  2. Pictures at around 3.30 this afternoon in George Square showing Rangers fans telling the Police to stick their Covid restrictions.

    With not a care in the world hundreds of fans in a mass chant and dance letting off smoke bombs and totally ignoring all social distancing. And not a police man or woman in sight.

    Far easier for the top cops to instruct officers to stop cars or folks walking in the hills and issue some poor saps with a hundred pound fine. for being out their area. Policing is an absolute joke when you scenes like this.

    Here’s some Radio Clyde footage –

    https://twitter.com/RadioClydeNews/status/1368581136629239809?s=08

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