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Lennon hopes to party at home

Neil Lennon is hoping the post-split fixture list hands Celtic the chance to clinch the Scottish Premier League title in front of their own supporters.

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Neil Lennon is hoping the post-split fixture list hands Celtic the chance to clinch the Scottish Premier League title in front of their own supporters.

A Kris Commons double and a goal from Mikael Lustig gave Celtic a convincing 3-0 over Hibernian at Parkhead.

However, championship celebrations were put on ice for at least a fortnight after Motherwell scored a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against St Mirren.

There is a break in the SPL due to next week's Scottish Cup semi-finals, where the Parkhead men take on Dundee United at Hampden.

Celtic will discover on Monday where their last five league games will be played but the Hoops manager is keeping his fingers crossed that the first one is at home.

"It would be nice to win it at home, we haven't done that for a while, but we will see what the fixtures bring," Lennon said. "We were dominant, the strikers were a lot better and Anthony Stokes and Gary Hooper were the catalyst for a lot of good stuff so I am really pleased."

Hibs' slim chances of achieving a top-six finish first of all required a win, which never looked likely and such was the distress boss Pat Fenlon felt about his side's performance, he threatened his players with being dropped for next week's Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk at Hampden.

"I don't think there are too many who came off the park today who can have a moan if they are not in the team next week," Fenlon said.

Irish Independent