Celtic win SPL


Celtic retained the Scottish Premier League championship title following a comfortable home victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Joe Ledley's right-footed drive in the 66th minute was sandwiched by a Gary Hooper double strike, the Englishman sparking a lacklustre match to life.

Substitute Georgios Samaras thundered a fourth off the underside of the crossbar.

Aaron Doran's late strike was scant consolation as the party commenced.

In a season where Neil Lennon's men defeated Barcelona in the group stages of the Champions League, the 44th league title win was never in doubt with the absence of city rival Rangers.

A glancing header from Caley midfielder Owain Tudur Jones inched past the Celtic post in the only first-half effort from the visitors.

After being 0-0 at half-time, Anthony Stokes had the ball in the back of the net shortly after the half-hour mark, but the assistant referee had already flagged him offside.
Source: BBC Sport