Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

Northern lights: Elation for Celtic's Lennon and Liverpool's Rodgers

Hands up if you're winners: Neil Lennon hails another Celtic title last night
Hands up if you're winners: Neil Lennon hails another Celtic title last night
Brendan Rodgers went through a few anxious moments with Liverpool before emerging triumphant against Sunderland

Could it really happen? Could Ulstermen steer teams to the Premier League titles in both England and Scotland?

Well, the dream took a step closer to reality last night.

Neil Lennon's Celtic, as expected, wrapped up their third successive Scottish title – and their 45th overall – by trouncing Partick Thistle 5-1 at Firhill Stadium.

South of the border, meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool side worked their way through a rather nervy 2-1 win over struggling Sunderland to pull within one point of Chelsea at the Premier League summit.

For Lurgan-born Lenny, there was satisfaction in a job well done.

"It is a great moment for me but it is all about the team, I have a great network behind me with the board and backroom team and I am just the front," he said.

Carnlough native Rodgers, meanwhile, said the most important thing about last night's game at Anfield was the result.

"A good team sometimes has to grind out victories like this one," he said.

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