Mar 26, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Partick Thistle
1-5
Celtic
Elliot (85')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Stokes (4', 91'), Henderson (49'), Johansen (53'), Commons (93')
Mulgrew (28'), Johansen (54')

Result: Celtic secure Scottish Premiership title in style

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during a friendly with Brentford on July 20, 2013
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Celtic beat Partick Thistle 5-1 to win a third successive Scottish Premiership title in style.

Celtic have secured their third successive Scottish Premiership title by defeating Partick Thistle 5-1 at Firhill Stadium.

The visitors made the perfect start to the match, with Anthony Stokes heading past Paul Gallagher after just three minutes following a cross into the box by Emillio Izaguirre.

Celtic looked dominant as they went in search of a second, but the decisive goal did not come until early in the second half. Teenager Liam Henderson, who replaced Adam Matthews at the interval, converted the ball past Gallagher with conviction to give the Hoops a two-goal lead after 48 minutes.

The third soon followed courtesy of Stefan Johansen, with the Norwegian rifling a low shot into the back of the net after striding into the box and all but sealing the title for Neil Lennon's men.

Christie Elliot pulled one back for the home side with five minutes remaining after firing beyond Fraser Forster, who conceded a rare goal.

Celtic soon regained their three-goal cushion in added time through Stokes who added his second, firing the ball past Gallagher into the top corner to make it 4-1.

There was still time for Chris Commons to score a fifth to round off a memorable night for the Hoops, slotting it through the legs of the goalkeeper to complete the scoring and ensure the title would remain at Celtic Park.

Anthony Stokes of Celtic celebrates scoring his second goal of the day with manager Neil Lennon during the Scottish Premier League game between Celtic and Ross County on August 3, 2013
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