Football - Lennon hoping for Parkhead party

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

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A Kris Commons double and a goal from Mikael Lustig gave the Hoops 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 at Fir Park, leaving Celtic 15 points ahead of the Steelmen with a massive goal advantage.

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.

"We know we only need a point now to wrap it up and we will see what the fixtures bring on Monday," he said.

"People were coming in with the scores so we had to sit and wait but it was no big disappointment not to win it.

"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, it would be nice to have a full house and give the fans something to enjoy.

"But as for this game, what I was looking for was a performance and I got that.

"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."

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