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The Invincibles: A Celtic-Hearts Match Report

Sunday May 21st: Scottish Premiership; Celtic 2 (Griffiths 50', Armstrong 76') Hearts 0

Celtic achieved the impossible by going through an entire league campaign unbeaten for the time since 1898, but that was only 18 games and not 38 games, which makes Celtic's feat even greater.

Brendan Rodgers brought back most of the big guns for today's game, with the likes of Tierney, Armstrong and Sinclair starting after being rested against Partick Thistle on Thursday night. The only notable change was Cristian Gamboa in for Mikael Lustig, no word as yet on if he is injured.

Before the match began, a display saluting the Lisbon Lions was unveiled in the crowd.

The first half was a bit of a damp squib as Celtic found it difficult to break down a stubborn Hearts, the best chance falling to Boyata, whose shot in the box was saved by Noring in the Hearts goal. The best player on the pitch however was once again Patrick Roberts, who once again was showcasing a fine display of skills.

With the game goalless at half-time, Celtic made a change with Tom Rogic replacing Gamboa, and Celtic immediately started upping the tempo, and the opening goal arrived in the 50th minute, Roberts with fine work down the wing and Griffiths headed home his cross with aplomb (1-0).

Celtic went for the jugular and Griffiths almost got his second after a great pass from Roberts but his shot went into the side netting. Noring then saved from Brown after a goalmouth scramble, but the second goal did eventually arrive.

Griffiths won the ball with a great bit of tenacious play, and his cross into the box eventually found its way to Armstrong, who rifled the ball into the top corner (2-0).

Hearts had a bit of pressure towards the end of the game, with Johnsen heading against the post and Gordon pulling off a fine save from Martin, but the final whistle blew with Celtic once again victorious.

The trophy presentation involved some Celts set to leave, with fine receptions for Kris Commons and Efe Ambrose and of course Patrick Roberts, who we hope will return to the club next season.

Scott Brown raised the league trophy to huge applause amid fireworks and ticker-tape

Whilst Kieran Tierney celebrated with the Green Brigade

and Efe Ambrose done somersaults off the podium

and the players celebrated in the dressing room

106 goals, 106 points, 38 games, 34 wins 4 draws, title won by a record margin points - 30 - you begin to run out of superlatives with this Celtic side, they have been relentless since the start of the season. Credit has to go to Brendan Rodgers for putting into this Celtic side a will to win not seen in many years, and turning good players into great players. With the treble on the line against Aberdeen next Saturday, Rodgers won't settle for anything less than victory. Thanks to the players and staff at Celtic for a wonderful league campaign.