Rangers beat St Mirren to claim the Scottish Championship on March 6, 2021. -
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The Glasgow Rangers were crowned champions of Scotland for the first time since 2011, Sunday, following the draw in Dundee (0-0) of their great rival, Celtic, who had won the last nine titles.
After their victory (3-0) against Saint-Mirren on Saturday, the team coached by Steven Gerrard only needed one point to secure the trophy.
By conceding a draw in Dundee (8th), Celtic Glasgow finds itself at 20 points with six games to play and can therefore no longer catch up.
This title crowns a season in which the Rangers have remained undefeated.
They have won 28 of their 32 games, including all 16 at home.
It is also the return to the top of the most successful club in Scottish history (55th title), nine years after a receivership and an administrative demotion that had precipitated him in the fourth division.
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The club was then rebuilt, allowing the English Steven Gerrard in 2018 to come and launch his coaching career.
This Scottish Premiership title is the first trophy won by Gerrard as a coach, after a busy playing career with Liverpool (1 Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 2 FA Cups and 3 League Cups).
Saturday, the match against Saint-Mirren had given rise to scenes of jubilation to welcome the players on their arrival at Ibrox Park and after their victory, in defiance of the containment measures decreed by the Scottish government to fight against the Covid-19.
“We are very disappointed that the supporters have come together.
With a view to controlling the virus, the actions of a minority of individuals endanger the health of all and of the mobilized police, ”lamented a Scottish government spokesperson at the Sky Sports microphone, while the Scotland has been confined since early January.
The Rangers' coronation in the league ends a nine-year reign of Celtic, crowned every year since 2012.
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