“THAT is sensational!”
Sky commentator Ian Crocker’s words after Henrik Larsson’s goal to make it 4-1 in Martin O’Neill’s first Old Firm derby summed up the euphoria Celtic fans felt at the 6-2 victory.
It’s 15 years ago to the day since the 'Demolition Derby', Larsson and new signing Chris Sutton each grabbing a brace, with Stiliyan Petrov and Paul Lambert also on the score sheet.
The result heralded a season of glory for the Hoops as they went on to win the treble for only the third time in the club's history.
It also ushered in a period of sustained success for Celtic, lifting six of the next eight titles, only losing the other two by the very narrowest of margins.
The victory and the subsequent success was in stark contrast to the preceding years, during which Celtic won only three of the previous 18 titles and faced the threat of extinction in 1994.
Celtic’s resurgence under O’Neill also coincided with that of Larsson, who had suffered a career-threatening injury the previous season.
The Swede finished the 2000/2001 campaign with an SPL record 35 goals and 53 in all competitions, including four hat-tricks.