Celtic win the Scottish Women’s Premier League against Rangers after Hibs’ victory | football news

Elena Sadiku praised her Celtic team’s persistence after claiming their first Scottish Women’s Premier League title with a dramatic late win against Hibernian on the final day of the season.

The Hoops came into the game level on points with Rangers (and a superior goal difference of 16), so they knew a win would seal their first league title.

However, after losing the top spot last season, it looked like history could repeat itself again.

Celtic, who had scored 107 goals before Sunday’s game, could not find a way past Hibs. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, Rangers held a 4-0 lead against Partick Thistle.

But Amy Gallacher popped up with a goal for Celtic in the 90th minute, securing a historic 1-0 win for Sadiku’s side.

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Listen to Celtic coach Ellena Sadiku as they clinched their first SWPL title on goal difference.

“This is a moment I will never forget,” said the Celtic manager. “I’m very happy and very proud of the players. They deserve it very much. We never stop, we never stop. We really tried all the time and that’s why I’m so proud.”

Sadiku was appointed by Celtic in January following the departure of Fran Alonso to the Houston Dash. The Swede is excited by the prospect of further success in Glasgow.

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Celtic Women’s Amy Gallacher and captain Kelly Clark reflect on their historic title

“I’ve been here for five months but I already feel at home,” he said. “This is a new beginning because I believe that as a club we can take steps forward.

“We have started very well, but we can continue to build. I am very excited to celebrate this title and also to plan for the future.”

Elsewhere, Hamilton Accies lost 3-0 at home to Montrose, meaning they were relegated, while Dundee United finished 11th after the defeat to Motherwell.

After missing out on the title, Rangers must now bounce back for Sunday’s Scottish Cup final, where they will face Hearts and could secure a domestic double, having already won the League Cup.

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