How Celtic won the Premiership title for a fifth season in a row

Stefan Johansen scores for Celtic against Ross County
Reigning Premiership champions Celtic opened the defence of their title with a home match against Ross County and the previous season's Scottish player of the year Stefan Johansen scored in a 2-0 win for the hosts
Paul Quinn celebrates after scoring for Celtic against Aberdeen
After dropping two points from their opening six games, Celtic suffered their first league defeat at Pittodrie - Aberdeen coming from behind to win 2-1 despite having a man sent off
Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring for Celtic against Aberdeen
By the time the top two met again in late October, Celtic had reached the summit and a Leigh Griffiths-inspired 3-1 win put them six points clear
Celtic players Leigh Griffiths and Tom Rogic
Though Celtic struggled in their Europa League campaign, they kept winning in the league with the goals of Griffiths (left) crucial
Simon Church celebrates after scoring for Aberdeen against Celtic
However, League Cup semi-final defeat by Ross County was followed by another league loss at Pittodrie as Aberdeen won 2-1 to move to within three points of Celtic
Leigh Griffiths scores for Celtic against Hearts
That man Griffiths scored again as Celtic won at Hearts to all but seal the title
Louis Moult scores a penalty for Motherwell against Celtic
The leaders stuttered in December, though, with Louis Moult scoring twice as Motherwell came from behind to win at Celtic Park before Hearts held Ronny Deila's side to a draw
Celtic players celebrating
The highlight of four league wins out of four in January was the 8-1 home triumph against Hamilton Academical, Griffiths netting a hat-trick
Celtic manager Ronny Deila
The Dons stayed in touch with Celtic and a 0-0 draw at home to Dundee did not help Deila's cause
Tom Rogic scores for Celtic against Kilmarnock
However, Tom Rogic's stunning late goal at Kilmarnock kept Celtic's season on track as Aberdeen's challenge faltered with defeat by Motherwell later in the day
Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Days after his side were knocked out of the Scottish Cup by Rangers, Celtic manager Deila announced he would be leaving at the end of the season
Patrick Roberts scores for Celtic against Aberdeen
On-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts netted twice as Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-2 to finally clinch the Premiership title
Celtic players celebrating
After beating the Dons, the Celtic players celebrated in front of their fans and will be presented with the Premiership trophy after their final home match of the season against Motherwell

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