Unbeaten Celtic match Rangers´ 118-year record
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 3:50
Celtic have become the first Scottish top-flight side to go the whole league season unbeaten in 118 years.
And they have broke a string of other incredible records along the way.
Having clinched their sixth consecutive title in April, Rodgers's side took their points tally for the season to 106 - breaking the club record of 103 set 16 years ago.
The team has won the Scottish League Cup and is through to the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen next weekend.
Rangers were the last to achieve the feat in the 1898-99 season - but that was played over just 18 games.
"The group have worked so hard for all the records they have broken, and they thoroughly deserve it".
The champions have won a record 34 and drawn four of their 38 matches this term, giving them a total of 106 points - the best in the division's history.
There was a vibrant and celebratory atmosphere at Celtic Park with the 50th anniversary of Celtic's European Cup triumph against Inter Milan, in Lisbon in 1967, marked before the game.
Jozo Simunovic's foul handed the visitors a free-kick on the edge of the box, which was rolled into the path of Alexandros Tziolis and his angled strike flew narrowly over.
Celtic had scored in every domestic fixture under Rodgers so it seemed inevitable they would eventually break Hearts' resolve.
On-loan Manchester City star Patrick Roberts, unstoppable on the right wing, drifted past a couple of Hearts defenders before lofting a cross into the box, where Scottish striker Griffiths applied the finishing touch as he sent a downward header bouncing into the net.
No team had gone an entire season without defeat since Rangers in 1899.