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Last Updated: Monday April 26 2010 07:45 GMT

Rangers crowned SPL champions

Rangers celebrate

Rangers have won the Scottish Premier League, after beating Hibernian 1-0. It's a record-breaking 53rd time they've topped the league.

Kyle Lafferty scored the only goal for Rangers to crown them champions for the second year in a row.

There are still three games left to play, but they are now too far ahead to be caught by second placed Celtic.

Manager Walter Smith said: "It's a tremendous feeling. I think our players thoroughly deserve it."

It's likely that winning the SPL will secure Rangers a place playing in the Champions League next season.

But it's not clear whether Smith will carry on as manager.