Celtic break club record

Barcelona's Argentinean striker Lionel Messi (R) takes on Celtic's English midfielder Scott Sinclair (L). File Photo: AFP

Scott Sinclair scored twice as Celtic surpassed a 50-year-old club record in style with a 4-0 thrashing of Hearts on Sunday to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 27 matches.

The 17th league victory in a row saw the Hoops eclipse the record set in Celtic's greatest ever season -- the 'Lisbon Lions' 1966-67 campaign, which ended with a clean sweep of trophies including the European Cup.

The win moves Brendan Rodgers' side 22 points clear of Rangers at the top of the table as they remain firmly on course for a domestic treble.