Five-star Celtic crush Hearts to clinch Scottish Premiership in record-breaking style – but they're not done yet

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Brendan Rodgers hailed his team's extraordinary consistency (Source: Getty)

Celtic captain Scott Brown insists his team are not satisfied yet despite clinching the Scottish Premiership title with a record-breaking eight games remaining.

The club secured their sixth successive top-flight crown with a 5-0 thrashing of Hearts at Tynecastle in which forward Scott Sinclair claimed a hat-trick.

Celtic could yet become the first Scottish team to go through an entire 38-game league season unbeaten and remain on course for the treble, having won the Betfred Cup in November.

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“We have really pushed on this season,” said Brown. “The target remains one game at a time, so we’ll go back to working hard in training.”

Sinclair, who was joined on the scoresheet by Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts, said: “We’ve still got work to do and the season is not over yet. We keep winning and that’s the mentality here – to keep going.”

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Scott Sinclair (left) scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 win at Hearts (Source: Getty)

Manager Brendan Rodgers hailed the consistency of his team, who have won 28 of their 30 league games.

“It typifies how they’ve been for the majority of the season, their attitude, determination, style and intensity,” he said.

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Patrick Roberts also scored as Celtic took another step towards the treble (Source: Getty)

“We knew it would be tough game and to win a pressure game like that is a remarkable achievement from the players.”

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