Celtic win 3rd straight Scottish title with rout of Kilmarnock

Celtic clinched a third straight Scottish league title with a game to spare on Wednesday.

A 5-0 win at Kilmarnock gave Celtic an unassailable six-point lead over fierce Glasgow rivals Rangers.

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It's the first silverware of Brendan Rodgers' second spell in charge and moved Celtic onto 54 league titles -- one behind Rangers' record total in Scotland.

Celtic could also secure a league-and-cup double because they play Rangers in the Scottish Cup final on May 25.

James Forrest and Adam Idah scored to help Celtic clinch their 54th Scottish title.
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The visitors took the lead through Adam Idah five minutes into the game, before Daizen Maeda doubled their advantage seven minutes later and James Forrest added a third before the break.

Matt O'Riley scored a second-half double as Celtic sealed the title after moving to 90 points, six clear of Rangers, who beat Dundee 5-2 on Tuesday.

No club other than Celtic and Rangers has taken the Scottish league title since Aberdeen won the old Premier Division in 1985.

Information from Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.