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Last Updated: Friday May 23 2008 06:02 GMT

Celebrations after Celtic win SPL

Celtic players celebrating

Celtic fans have been celebrating after their side became champions of the Scottish Premier League for the third time.

Their rivals Rangers had started Wednesday night level on points, but they were pipped to the title when Celtic beat Dundee United 1-0.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink headed the winner, sending the crowd wild.

The trophy was carried by helicopter to Dundee's ground Tannadice, so Gordon's Strachan's side could lift the cup.

Strachan, who's become the first Celtic manager in more than 30 years to win three SPL titles in a row, said it was one of the most fantastic occasions of his life.

Final SPL results:
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Dundee Utd 0-1 Celtic
Hibernian 0-2 Motherwell
Celtic's victory left them three points clear of Rangers, who lost 2-0 at Aberdeen.

Striker Scott McDonald dedicated the win to the team's first team coach and former manager Tommy Burns, who died last week.