Misfiring Celtic staged a Tannadice siege but were unable to stop the Premiership title heading to Ibrox.
The faltering Hoops’ 10 In A Row dream is officially over after a goalless draw against Dundee United confirmed Rangers as champions.
Interim boss John Kennedy watched his side squander chance after chance without finding a way past an inspired Benjamin Siegrist in the home goal.
Rangers‘ 3-0 dismantling of St Mirren on Saturday left Celtic with no further room for error but they were unable to rack up the three points needed to delay a title party.
The race for the flag ends with Steven Gerrard’s side 20 points clear at the summit and they will arrive at Parkhead for the March 21 derby as league champions.