Celtic Thrash Rangers To Reach Scottish Cup Final

Celtic Thrash Rangers To Reach Scottish Cup Final

However, that was to comeback to haunt them at Hampden as they were dispatched by four goals as Celtic booked a final showdown with Motherwell next month.

Well, that continued with Celtic beating their local rivals 4-0 at Celtic Park earlier.

Ross McCrorie was then sent off shortly after half-time and Moussa Dembele scored the resulting penalty before Olivier Ntcham wrapped up the win with another spot-kick.

"There was an enormous gulf in class even at 11 v 11", said former Celtic striker Andy Walker.

Although he didn't get himself on the scoresheet, Celtic captain Scott Brown played a blinder in central midfield.

He added: "There is belief in the squad that they can challenge Celtic, but I didn't feel it today, not in the first half".

The Premiership champions, who had been lacklustre on league duty of late, made it ten games unbeaten against the Ibrox side - surpassing the nine-game unbeaten run racked up Walter Smith's Rangers between 1995 and 1997.

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"Rangers caused their own problems".

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'We knew, from start to finish, that we were going to dominate this game. If you deal with people in an emotional state, you get an emotional response. I could see what Graeme was trying to do, in terms of closing the centre of the field, keeping the wingers tight to our two controlling players.

Brendan Rodgers savoured what he described as an "extra special" victory over Rangers as he closed in on becoming the first manager in Scottish football history to win back to back domestic trebles.

There is also uncertainty over the future of Murty after chairman Dave King released a statement which gave little reassurance that he would still be in charge next season.

Probed about Halliday's reaction to his substitution, Murty said: "I wouldn't have been happy. You want a trophy", said Boyd.

A timid-looking Rangers could not get hold of the ball for any length of time. "There may have been a few questions beforehand but they found all the answers this afternoon".

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