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The Celtic Trebles #3: 2000-01

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Celtic celebrate completing the treble against Hibs

Our series looking at the trebles won in Celtic's great history concludes with the most recent, in 2000-01.

Just a year after Celtic finished 21 points behind Rangers a Martin O'Neill lead revolution inspired Celtic to a fantastic treble.

League Cup Final: March 18th 2001; Kilmarnock 0 Celtic 3 (Larsson 47', 74', 81')

Henrik the hat-trick hero wins the cup

A virtuoso performance by Henrik Larsson won the league cup for Celtic, who coped admirably with the sending-off of Chris Sutton. Larsson's third goal to complete his hat-trick was particularly memorable, as he held off challenges and coolly rounded Gordon Marshall to score into the empty net.

Scottish Premier League Champions: P 38 W 31 D 4 L 3 GF 90 GA 29 Pts 97

Celtic win the league against St Mirren

Celtic stormed to the league title, winning it by fifteen points in the end, but in truth we were never in danger as we built up such a huge lead early on, leaving Rangers and Hibs scrapping for second place. The title was clinched in a scrappy 1-0 win over St Mirren, an anomaly when you consider the great football played by the team this season. Henrik Larsson was of course the star man with 35 goals, with new £6 million man Chris Sutton weighing in with 11 goals. Larsson also player more league games than any other Celtic player, 37 of 38.

Scottish Cup Final: May 26th 2001; Celtic 3 (McNamara 39', Larsson 48', 80(pen)') Hibernian 0

The treble is completed against Hibs

At a sun-drenched Hampden Park Celtic completed the treble with a comfortable victory over Hibs. The opening goal came from an unlikely source, as Jackie McNamara, who had come on as a sub for the injured Lubo Moravcik gave Celtic a first-half lead. No surprise that Henrik Larsson got the other two Celtic goals, his first a brilliant shot into the top corner and the second from the penalty spot.