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Rangers Complete Undefeated Premiership Season After Beating Aberdeen

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Rangers Complete Undefeated Premiership Season After Beating Aberdeen

Rangers completed their second undefeated league season in the club's history, after defeating Aberdeen on the final day of the season.

Steven Gerrard's team were crowned champions for the first time in a decade over two months ago, after Celtic's draw with Dundee United at the beginning of March.

The Hoops failure to secure all three points that day ended their reign of nine straight league titles and kicked off scenes of jubilation amongst Rangers fans, along with Gerrard and Alfredo Morelos.

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Despite being champions, the Ibrox side haven't taken their foot off the gas and have managed to avoid defeat in the league all season.

Ahead of the final game of the season, fans once again celebrated the title victory by lighting up the River Clyde with flares in incredible scenes.

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On Saturday, they ended their campaign with a win over Aberdeen and became just the fourth team to end their Scottish Premiership season without a loss.

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After drawing with their Old Firm rivals in their next league match after winning the title, the final game of the first league phase of the season, the Gers had just five games to navigate.

With the splitting of the league table, Gerrard's side did have to play the best five teams in the league other than themselves but only St Johnstone stopped them winning, in a 1-1 draw.

If there were any nerves on Saturday, to protect their undefeated record, they were soon gone when James Tavernier's deflected shot when in off Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis for an own goal, after just five minutes.

Fans outside Ibrox started setting off fireworks in the first half, and continued throughout, as they started their celebrations early.

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In the 33rd minute Kemar Roofe made it 2-0. Ryan Kent did some excellent work down the Rangers left and played it back across goal for his teammate to flick the ball home.

Despite an improvement from the visitors in the second half, Roofe added a third around the hour mark, after the Dons had hit the crossbar just minutes before.

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Jermain Defoe, on as a second half substitute, rounded off the scoring with just three minutes of normal time left to play, slotting past Lewis with a lovely finish.

The league title is actually the first in Gerrard's career, as player or manager, in just his third year in management since moving north of the border.

Rangers, and the former Liverpool midfielder, will be hoping to kick on after an impressive season in the league and Europa League, as they failed to live up to their standards in domestic cups.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celtic, Football, Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen, Old Firm, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

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