Celtic secure 52nd league title after draw with Dundee United

In reality, the opening 45 minutes yielded Celtic’s poorest efficiency for a while however, as issues stood on the interval, they might have their prize by the top, as would United, by advantage of Ross County trailing at Ibrox. The league leaders had clearly been instructed to boost their sport and so they fulfilled that demand seven minutes after the restart when a powerful forcing run by Anthony Ralston ended with a dipping cross in direction of Giakoumakis on the again put up the place the Greek striker responded with a header past Siegrist.

After the customary extended hiatus whereas flares needed to be cleared from the pitch, the match proceeded in unbelievable style. Now it was United’s flip to press and MacLeod got here agonisingly near gracing his landmark day with a aim when he delivered a managed low shot which beat Joe Hart and ricocheted from the put up. Nicky Clark discovered the online from the rebound however was dominated to be offside.

Tony Watt then hit the identical put up with a header however United celebrated a merited equaliser when Dylan Levitt delivered a raking drive from 25 yards. With that – and the scoreline at Ibrox – each groups had been on the right track to reward a season’s labour, which was duly delivered for the Hoops when Edwards put his point-blank header on the flawed aspect of the upright from a yard out.  

Match particulars

Dundee United (3-5-2): Siegrist; Smith, Edwards, McMann; Freeman, McDonald (Mulgrew 58), Levitt, Meekison (Mochrie 70), Niskanen; Clark, MacLeod (Watt 58). Subs: Subs: Eriksson (g), Sporle, Nielson, Graham, O’Donnell, Cudjoe.

Celtic (4-3-3): Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, O’Riley (Turnbull 63), McGregor, Hatate (Rogic 63); Abada (Maeda 70), Giakoumakis (Furuhashi 90+2), Forrest (Jota 63). Subs: Bain (g), McCarthy, Welsh. Booked: Taylor.

Referee: Nick Walsh.

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