Celtic beat Rangers to win Scottish League Cup

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Celtic bushed rivals Rangers 2-1 astatine Hampden Park connected Sunday to assistance a 21st Scottish League Cup title, arsenic Kyogo Furuhashi repeated his heroics from past season's last with a brace.

Celtic dominated passim the contention to assertion a 3rd trophy nether manager Ange Postecoglou.

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Furuhashi, who besides scored doubly successful a 2-1 triumph implicit Hibernian successful past season's final, missed a gilt-edged accidental to enactment Celtic up successful the 42nd minute, sending a header implicit the bar.

Yet helium rapidly made amends by drifting into the six-yard container and slotting location a Greg Taylor transverse 2 minutes later.

Rangers stepped up the gait aft the interval and Ryan Kent deed the station aboriginal connected successful the 2nd half, but it was Celtic who scored again, with Furuhashi tapping successful from a Reo Hatate assist.

Michael Beale's broadside pulled 1 backmost successful the 64th erstwhile James Tavernier delivered a transverse from a escaped footwear that was turned successful by Alfredo Morelos, but contempt precocious unit they could not find an equaliser.

"It means the satellite to me. Time aft time, you're tasked to triumph astatine this club," Celtic skipper Callum McGregor told the BBC. "This is simply a peculiar group. We tin bash some sides of the game. Listen to this place. It's rocking."

The crippled was marred by a clash betwixt fans up of footwear off. A Police Scotland spokesperson said "enquiries are ongoing pursuing a disturbance involving a ample radical extracurricular Hampden Park..."

The teams volition present displacement absorption backmost to the Scottish Premiership, wherever Celtic are apical of the standings with 73 points from 26 games, portion second-placed Rangers are 9 points down them connected 64.

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