Rangers lose Scot­tish Cup fi­nal

The Punch - - SPORTS -

Ten-man Celtic sur­vived a Rangers on­slaught in­clud­ing a missed penalty - to clinch their fourth Scot­tish League Cup in a row and 10th con­sec­u­tive do­mes­tic tro­phy. Christo­pher Jul­lien slammed in the win­ner with Celtic’s only shot on tar­get, though the French de­fender ap­peared a yard off­side. But three min­utes later in a fran­tic con­test, Jeremie Frim­pong was sent off af­ter foul­ing Al­fredo More­los in the box, only for Fraser Forster to save the Colom­bian’s penalty. That was only one of a se­ries of bril­liant saves by the Celtic goal­keeper, who spec­tac­u­larly de­nied Ryan Jack be­fore the break as well as More­los on three oc­ca­sions. The Rangers striker wasted a num­ber of other op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clud­ing one in stop­page time as, de­spite find­ing the net 25 times this sea­son, he re­mains with­out a goal against Celtic. Neil Len­non’s side demon­strated im­pres­sive re­silience as they fur­ther bur­nish their dom­i­nance of Scot­tish foot­ball and are now 31 do­mes­tic cup matches un­beaten.

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