Former Celtic attacker and title winner Simon Donnelly – who won the league with the Hoops in 1998 – was quick to go on social media on Wednesday following what could be a season defining night in the title race.

Celtic’s 5-0 win over Hearts coupled with Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock saw the Hoops move 10 points clear at the top of the Premiership table.

Donnelly numerously questioned if Eamonn Brophy’s late winner for Kilmarnock had won the league at Rugby Park for the Hoops.

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Donnelly’s Tweet is no doubt intended to be a humorous reaction to the Hoops going even further ahead at the top of the league.

Hoops won’t be taking title for granted

However, despite a great night in the title race, no one at Celtic will be taking the title for granted.

The current Celtic side are far too professional to think that the title race is over.

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Even though the Hoops have to be considered as very strong favourites.

Celtic players celebrate at Tynecastle

Celtic players celebrate at Tynecastle (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon would probably claim that the title race is a long way from being over. That is technically true, as there is still 12 league games to go for Celtic.

A lot has changed since Hoops’ derby defeat

However, that shouldn’t stop former Hoops players – and the support – from celebrating the fact that the current Celtic side are miles clear at the top of the league table, especially after Rangers’ 2-1 win at Celtic Park in December.

Odsonne Edouard in action against Rangers

Odsonne Edouard in action against Rangers (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

A lot has changed since then, especially Celtic’s form. The team have recovered from that defeat to go on a superb run of form.

That deserves to be celebrated as much as laughing at your rivals’ misfortunes.

 

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