Kyle Lafferty was the unlikely hero as Rangers secured their 53rd championship with victory over Hibernian in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Celtic's own win over Dundee United earlier on Sunday meant there would be no celebrations before kick-off at Easter Road with the Scottish champions under pressure to deliver the result that would seal the silverware.

And, despite what has been another unconvincing season from Lafferty, he grabbed his third goal in four games to ensure the trophy will remain at Ibrox.

The last time Rangers clinched the title at this venue was in May 2005 when Celtic's shock collapse against Motherwell saw their bitter rivals deny the odds to triumph on the final day. This time around, there were three games to spare for Walter Smith's double-winners.

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