Ten-man Celtic lifts League Cup

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -


Glas­gow, UK - Steven Gerrard lamented a huge missed chance to land his first sil­ver­ware as Rangers man­ager as ten-man Celtic claimed a tenth straight Scot­tish do­mes­tic tro­phy with a 1-0 win over its fierce ri­val in Sun­day's League Cup fi­nal.

Christo­pher Jul­lien scored the only goal on the hour mark, but Neil Len­non's men had goal­keeper Fraser Forster to thank for a string of saves, in­clud­ing from Al­fredo More­los' sec­ond­half penalty af­ter Jeremie Frim­pong was sent off for bring­ing down the Colom­bian striker.

Rangers re­mains with­out a ma­jor tro­phy since 2011.

"Fi­nals are nor­mally de­cided on big mo­ments and the big mo­ments have not gone in our favour to­day," said Gerrard, who was fu­ri­ous that Jul­lien's goal was al­lowed to stand de­spite the French cen­tre-back scor­ing from an off­side po­si­tion.

"There's three of them stand­ing in an off­side po­si­tion, but un­for­tu­nately we play in a league with no VAR."

Scot­tish foot­ball does not have VAR in any com­pe­ti­tion. Other re­sults: Ger­man League: Union Berlin 2 Cologne 0, Werder Bre­men 0 Pader­born 1.

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