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2nd Apr, 2017 | 10:38pm

Kieran Tierney sends message to Celtic fans after title success

By Dominic Toner

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has sent a message on Twitter thanking supporters after his side clinched the Scottish Premiership crown on Sunday.

The Bhoys cruised to a 5-0 victory away to Hearts and wrapped up the league title on 2 April with eight games still left to play.

Brendan Rodgers’ earned his first league success in Scotland during his first season, while Celtic made it sixth consecutive top flight crowns.

Scott Sinclair was the man to inspire victory over Hearts with a hat-trick, while Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts also chipped in.

Tierney thanked the Celtic fans for their support after they clinched the league title, as cited by his official Twitter account.

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The newly crowned champions have been led by the likes of Sinclair, Armstrong, Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths to score for them.

Rodgers’ side have scored 81 goals during their 30 league games so far and could go on to surpass the 100-goal tally.

However, Celtic’s defence has been equally impressive and they have conceded just 18 goals in the league.

Tierney has played a pivotal role in their success, despite missing two months mid-way through the season due to ankle ligament damage.

The 19-year-old left-back is regarded as one of the best young players in Scotland and has established his position as a regular this campaign.

He has made 32 appearances across all competitions and chipped in with an impressive 12 assists from the full-back position.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has delivered his verdict after the title triumph.

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