Glasgow City LFC have sealed their seventh consecutive Scottish Women's Premier League title after posting a 4-0 win at Hibernian LFC.
The defending champions needed only a point against their sole challengers to clinch the landmark title with three games to spare, but they ran out comfortable winners courtesy of a Leanne Ross hat-trick with Joanne Love also on the scoresheet.
Christie Murray, starting her first game in almost a year for Glasgow City, made an immediate impact by earning two first-half penalties, which Ross converted in the 15th and 19th minutes. Love then added a third seven minutes after the restart before Ross completed her treble from a free-kick 19 minutes from time.
"Obviously, we are delighted to have a won a seventh consecutive title and the players deserve a great deal of credit," coach Eddie Wolecki Black told UEFA.com. "We have worked very hard on stability at the club over those years and the core of the squad has stayed together. That has been a major factor in our success."
Wolecki Black's side now turn their attention to the defence of the Scottish Cup, with a semi-final against Celtic LFC next Sunday, before they face Standard Femina de Liège in the first leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32 tie.
"I said to them after the game to celebrate this title win but not for too long because we have a cup semi-final this weekend. That is the price of being successful, but that's the way we would rather have it. We still have a great deal to look forward to this season. These are exciting times for everyone at the club and I am happy with the quality of my squad as we prepare for our Champions League campaign."
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