Ronny Deila hoping Celtic can be crowned champions on Saturday

Dundee demolished at Parkhead as Celtic close in on title

Kris Commons scores Celtic’s  third goal  from the penalty spot in the Scottish Premiership match against  Dundee. Photo: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Kris Commons scores Celtic’s third goal from the penalty spot in the Scottish Premiership match against Dundee. Photo: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

 

Celtic 5 Dundee 0

Celtic boss Ronny Deila hopes his side will be crowned champions on Saturday following their demolition of Dundee at Parkhead.

The Glasgow giants have one hand on the Scottish Premiership trophy and will be confirmed as title winners if Aberdeen fail to beat Dundee United.

“I am very happy,” Deila said. “We scored some beautiful goals today – 5-0, you have to be happy with that. We have a very good chance now to win the league.”

Deila is due to head back to his native Norway on Saturday, but revealed he would be keeping abreast of events at Tannadice.

“I will have the phone beside me tomorrow,” he said. “Dundee United are a good team, it’s always hard to win there. Hopefully we are champions tomorrow. I am very excited, the league is the biggest thing to win.”

Leigh Griffiths’s 19th goal of the season – his 15th this year – and a strike by captain Scott Brown gave the home side the interval advantage before they turned up the heat after the break.

Midfielder Kris Commons scored the third from the spot in the 71st minute then set up substitute James Forrest to make it 4-0, before midfielder Nir Bitton sealed the convincing win in style with a 30-yard thunderbolt.

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